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Eric & The Anxiety


Girl


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on September 3, 2013

Released in October 2012, 'Girl' is the latest LP from Eric & The Anxiety, the recording project of Portsmouth, NH songwriter Eric Ott. Limited to 100 copies on clear green vinyl. Ott officially retired from touring at the start of...

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overall ranking: 3.65

YES


Magnification


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 29, 2013

Originally released in 2001, Magnification is the 19th studio album from prog rock icons Yes. After the departure of guitarist Billy Sherwood and keyboardist Igor Khoroshev, Yes was reduced to a four-piece and decided to record the LP with an...

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overall ranking: 4.00

Male Bondage


Love Moon


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 28, 2013

Boutique Indianapolis vinyl imprint GloryHole Records has dropped its debut 12" LP after a string of 7" releases. Male Bondage falls more squarely into the hardcore genre of traditional punk than many of the band's more psychedelic labelmates. Love Moon's...

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overall ranking: 4.20

Dent May


Warm Blanket


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 28, 2013

Mississippi's resident synth pop savant, Dent May, returns on Paw Tracks to release his third LP in the last five years. He picks up where he left off on 'Do Things' with otherworldly synth lines, danceable backbeats and playful lyrics....

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overall ranking: 4.25

Armed With Legs


Armed With Legs


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 27, 2013

Armed With Legs is a Seattle two-piece comprised of Jim Vermillion and Nick Krivchenia. The duo loops restrained synths, guitars and breathy vocals around a backbone of bass and drums. The result is a danceable blend of indie pop that...

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overall ranking: 3.90

Angel Olsen


Strange Cacti EP


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 23, 2013

Originally released on cassette in 2010 and vinyl in 2011, this is the second edition pressing of Chicago singer-songwriter Angel Olsen's debut EP. The rawness of the original lo-fi recordings transfers well to wax. For those that hopped on the...

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overall ranking: 3.85

Various Artists


Enjoy The Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 23, 2013

This 20-track, double LP features a curated selection of amazing sounds from the new book 'Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992.' The music runs the gamut from psychedelic to lounge acts and everything in between. It's an unfiltered glimpse into...

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overall ranking: 4.35

William Tyler


Impossible Truth


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 22, 2013

'Impossible Truth' is the sophomore effort from longtime Lambchop touring guitarist William Tyler. An entirely instrumental album rooted in the American west, Tyler often builds from a foundation of pastoral acoustic lines, layering more experimental, dynamic tones and timbres over-top....

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overall ranking: 3.55

The Gardenheads


Growing Season


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 21, 2013

Springfield, MO's The Gardenheads offer a vinyl only release format for their sophomore LP on Wee Rock Records. The album offers infectious hooks and accessible, guitar-driven melodies built upon a power pop format reminiscent of 1990's-era Big Star and underrated...

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overall ranking: 3.80

Nick Drake


Pink Moon (40th Anniversary Box)


Reviewed by Rob Peoni on August 16, 2013

What is left to be said about this album? For many, Nick Drake's third and final LP is nothing short of a masterpiece. It's a desert island record, both in its construction by the isolated songwriter and its place in...

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overall ranking: 4.65