From Grouper’s magnificent ‘Paradise Valley’ 7” to Brian Eno’s return to ambient music, these are a few significant works that fell under the radar over the holidays.
The Vince Guaraldi Trio’s beautiful score to the classic TV special remains the jewel in the crown of a genre full of horrors, oddities and low points.
Though some of their members are barely out of high school, this Montclair, New Jersey quintet is crafting some of the most quietly sophisticated punk in America.
A brief examination of the singular legacy of the legendary Canadian singer/songwriter, who died last week at the age of 82.
‘Welcome to Night Vale’ side podcast, starring Neutral Milk Hotel member, will be performed live in Northampton.
On his second release with Fraternal Twin, Quarterbacks bassist Tom Christie quietly asserts himself as a creative force.
Opaque and obtuse, “22, A Million” is an anxious, fractured, but ultimately rewarding listen.
“Skeleton Tree” is a monumental work of grief, love and resilience in the face of unimaginable tragedy.
Even a collection of outtakes from the Canadian pop star can rival most artists’ regular studio albums.
Veteran psychedelic rock band and a critically acclaimed electronic musician will join forces in Northampton.
A reissue of the New York punk legends’ second full-length album sheds light on the band’s development, 30 years later.
Indie institution offers few new developments, but retains its strengths on first album in four years.
Idiosyncratic singer/songwriter returns with a vulnerable, ultra-personal masterpiece.
The Compton rapper’s third album is an experimental but extraordinary achievement.
Indie rock legends’ first full-length album in eight years sounds familiar, but often underwhelming.
Former Oasis guitarist and songwriter hints at some new sounds, but ultimately sticks to his trademark stadium-rock sound.
Legendary English punk band, down to one original member, fails to excite on new release.
Vancouver garage-rock trio debuts with a set of fun, summery and catchy tunes.
Swedish singer/songwriter’s third album is a strong collection of all-original songs.
The Icelandic singer’s ninth album shows her at her most vulnerable and introspective.