review

  • MATT POND PA

    Matt Pond PA may not have the same hype surrounding them that peers like Vampire Weekend do, but when it comes to sweetly satisfying indie rock, it’s hard to top Pond’s unique brand of heartbreak. Their eighth album doesn’t disappoint;… [ read more ]

    04/05/10
  • THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN

    Boy, have we missed The Dillinger Escape Plan. While some of the time since the prog-metal band released 2007’s Ire Works was certainly spent practicing guitar scales, it seems much of it was dedicated to songwriting, as Option Paralysis sees… [ read more ]

    04/05/10
  • God of War III

    Don’t get on the Ghost of Sparta’s bad side. His rap sheet is the stuff of ages: He murdered his former boss (the god Ares), attempted fratricide, and kick-started a war against the rest of the Greek gods. The third… [ read more ]

    03/31/10
  • GOLDFRAPP

    Whatever Goldfrapp do—from thumping electronica to glammed up romps—they do it for the dance floor. The British electronic music duo’s fifth full-length, Head First, is loaded with pulsating pop gems, such as “Alive,” that are a step away from the… [ read more ]

    03/29/10
  • DROPKICK MURPHYS

    The Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day shows in their hometown of Boston have become the stuff of legends—and hangovers. Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA captures this annual event so accurately that you can almost taste the Guinness. The 20-song compilation… [ read more ]

    03/29/10
  • Final Fantasy XIII

    It took nearly four years to develop the latest Final Fantasy game, and to answer fanboys everywhere: Yes, it’s worth the wait. This time, the role-playing juggernaut introduces a fresh set of spiky-haired, androgynous protagonists in whose hands the fate… [ read more ]

    03/24/10
  • JOHNNY CASH

    Since passing away in 2003, Johnny Cash has become the 2Pac of country music, pumping out posthumous albums from his now legendary sessions with Rick Rubin. If American VI: Ain’t No Grave is the final installment, it’s a fitting way… [ read more ]

    03/22/10