Jay Som: Anak Ko [Album Review]
Dec05

Jay Som: Anak Ko [Album Review]

Jay Som Anak Ko Polyvinyl Records [2019] TFN Album Review: If you have been a fan of Jay Som, aka Melina Duterte, since her early work was on the Intranet (and then captured on 2016’s Turn Into) you already have a sense that some of her best work was to come. Anak Ko represents her proper sophomore record and was written during a week-long period in Joshua Tree. Duterte once again engineered, mixed and produced the album but the...

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The Murder Capital: When I Have Fears [Album Review]
Dec03

The Murder Capital: When I Have Fears [Album Review]

The Murder Capital When I Have Fears Human Season Records [2019] TFN Album Review: The debut album from Dublin’s The Murder Capital plays everything out front with its heart on its sleeve. The post-punk moodiness is dark as this group can turn the amps up on a dime and can transition from sounding like The Cure to Parquet Courts in a moment. That confidence is what will sell you on The Murder Capital as they have dynamic shift changes...

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Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]
Nov27

Paul Orwell: SMUT [Album Review]

Paul Orwell SMUT Heavy Soul! Records [2019] TFN Album Review: Sixties influenced London rocker Paul Orwell has returned with his third record SMUT and it is a retro sounding barn burner. It’s loud, it’s brash and it does not take much time hitting any brakes. This carefree delivery by Orwell is his engaging quality and it never matters if his voice is out front or boosted with effect because he always demands your attention. Much like...

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(Sandy) Alex G: House Of Sugar [Album Review]
Nov21

(Sandy) Alex G: House Of Sugar [Album Review]

(Sandy) Alex G House Of Sugar Domino Records [2019] TFN Album Review: It is hard to believe that Alex Giannascoli, aka (Sandy) Alex G, has now released three albums on Domino Records with House of Sugar. The record represents his ninth album overall, which for some artists could be their entire catalog, but at age 26 it still seems like Alex G is only getting started. House of Sugar continues right where his excellent Headphone...

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Angel Olsen: All Mirrors [Album Review]
Nov14

Angel Olsen: All Mirrors [Album Review]

Angel Olsen All Mirrors Jagjaguwar [2019] TFN Album Review: Angel Olsen has become one of the premiere indie voices over the last several years which was boosted by her TFN Blazing Top 5 record in 2016, My Woman. From this point in time, Olsen has been building momentum and style which has all come together on All Mirrors. This record soars musically and vocally. All Mirrors takes a more introspective look lyrically and it makes sense...

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