Music Reviews

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31 Knots “Talk Like Blood” (Polyvinyl)

31 Knots “The Days And Nights Of Everything Anywhere” (Polyvinyl)

500 Miles To Memphis “Sunshine In A Shot Glass” (Deep Elm)


Able Baker Fox “Voices” (Second Nature)

Ackleys, The “Forget Forget Derive Derive” (House Of Love)

Adams, Ryan & The Cardinals “Jacksonville City Nights” (Lost Highway)

Adams, Ryan “Easy Tiger” (Lost Highway)

Aereogramme “My Heart Has A Wish That You Would Not Go” (Sonic Unyon)

Agent “I Wouldn’t Trade That For Anything” (Iron Pier)

Alexisonfire “Crisis” (Vagrant)

Algernon Cadwallader “Demo” (Self-Released)

All Smiles “Ten Readings of A Warning” (Dangerbird)

All Strings And Joints “The Long EP” (Self-Released)

Aloha “Some Echoes” (Polyvinyl)

Ambulette “The Lottery” (Astralwerks)

American Dollar, The “The Technicolour Sleep” (Self-Released)

American Steel “Destroy Their Future” (Fat Wreck Chords)

Ampere/Sinaloa “Split Recording” (Ebullition)

Anathallo “Floating World” (Artist Friendship/Nettwork)

and The Swede “and The Swede” (Shoddy Merchandise)

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead “So Divided” (Interscope)

Andy The Door Bum “The Mt. Holly Sessions” (After Birth Casserole)

Angels & Airwaves “We Don’t Need To Whisper” (Geffen)

Annabel “Now That We’re Alive” (Self-Released)

Annuals “Be He Me” (Ace Fu)

Anti-Flag “For Blood And Empire” (RCA)

Antlers “Antlers” (Rorschach)

Appleseed Cast, The “Peregrine” (The Militia Group)

Arcade Fire “Neon Bible” (Merge)

Arctic Monkeys “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not” (Domino)

Armalite “Armalite” (No Idea)

Arthur, Che “Iron” (Sickroom)

Artificial Sea, The “City Island” (Travelling Music)

As Tall As Lions “As Tall As Lions” (Triple Crown)

Atkins, Nicole & The Sea “Bleeding Diamonds EP” (Red Ink/Columbia)

Atkins, Nicole “Neptune City” (Columbia)

Attack In Black “Marriage” (Dine Alone)

Attica! Attica! “Dead Skin/Dried Blood” (Red Leader)

Aussitot Mort “Aussitot Mort” (Level Plane)

Avett Brothers, The “Emotionalism” (Ramseur)

Awake And Alert “Devil In A Lambskin Suit” (Five One Inc.)


Baby Calendar “Gingerbread Dog” (Happy Happy Birthday To Me)

Baby Teeth “The Simp” (Lujo)

Bachmann, Eric “To The Races” (Saddle Creek)

Backyard Tire Fire “Vagabounds And Hooligans” (OIE)

Band Marino “The Sea & The Beast” (Street Parade)

Band Of Horses “Everything All The Time” (Sub Pop)

Barry, Tim “Laurel Street Demo” (Self-Released)

Barry, Tim “Rivanna Junction” (Suburban Home)

Battles “Mirrored” (Warp)

Bayside “The Walking Wounded” (Victory)

Bees And The Birds “The Bee Team” (Our Neighborhood)

Beirut “Gulag Orkestar” (Ba Da Bing!)

Belle And Sebastian “The Life Pursuit” (Matador)

Belong “October Language” (Carpark)

Benni Hemm Hemm “Kajak” (Morr Music)

Bird, Andrew “Armchair Apocrypha” (Fat Possum)

Birthmark “The Layer” (The Record Label)

Black Heart Procession, The “The Spell” (Touch & Go)

Blackout Pact, The “Hello Sailor” (Astromagnetics)

Bloc Party “A Weekend In The City” (Vice)

Bondy, A.A. “American Hearts” (Superphonic)

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Tortoise “The Brave And The Bold” (Overcoat)

Books, The “Music For A French Elevator” (Self-Released)

Borko “Celebrating Life” (Morr Music)

Bouncing Souls, The “The Gold Record” (Epitaph)

Bound Stems “Appreciation Night” (Flameshovel)

Bound Stems “The Logic Of Building The Body Plan” (Flameshovel)

Bowerbirds “Hymns For A Dark Horse” (Burly Time)

Boy Kill Boy “Civilian” (Island)

Bragg, Meredith & The Terminals “The Departures EP” (Kora)

Brand New “The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me” (Interscope)

Brass “Set & Drift” (Self-Released)

Bridge And Tunnel “Bridge And Tunnel” (No Idea)

Bright Eyes “Cassadaga” (Saddle Creek)

Broadway Calls “Broadway Calls” (State Of Mind)

Broken Social Scene “Broken Social Scene” (Arts & Crafts)

Brother Kite, The “Waiting For The Time To Be Right” (Clairecords)

Brother Sister “The Nuclear Love e.p.” (Self-Released)

Brown Shoe “Vanity” (Self-Released)

Building The State “Faces In The Architecture” (Amnot)

Built To Spill “You In Reverse” (Warner Bros.)

Burns Out Bright “Save Yourself A Lifetime” (Deep Elm)


Calexico “Garden Ruin” (Quarterstick)

Call It Arson “The Animal Strings Album” (Kill Normal)

Calla “Strength In Numbers” (Beggars Banquet)

Campbell, Isobel & Mark Lanegan “Ballad Of The Broken Seas (V2)

Carcrashlander “Carcrashlander” (Parks And Records)

The Cardinal Sin “Hurry Up And Wait” (Grey Flight)

Caribou “Andorra” (Merge)

Case, Neko “Fox Confessor Brings The Flood” (Anti)

Castleton, Gavin “Hospital Hymns” (Five One Inc.)

Cat Power “The Greatest” (Matador)

Catalyst, The “Marianas Trench” 12-Inch EP (The Perpetual Motion Machine)

Channels “Waiting For The Next End Of The World” (Dischord)

Chin Up Chin Up “This Harness Can’t Ride Anything” (Suicide Squeeze)

Clair De Lune “Assisted Living” (Deep Elm)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah “Clap Your Hands Say Yeah” (Self-Released)

Clinic “Visitations” (Domino)

Clock Hands Strangle “Redshift/Blueshift” (Team Grizzly)

Color Chill, The “The Color Chill EP” (Self-Released)

Color Wheels, The “The Color Wheels” (Viper Bite)

Colour Revolt “Colour Revolt” (Esperanza Plantation)

Conner “Hello Graphic Missile” (Sonic Boom)

Constantines “Tournament Of Hearts” (Sub Pop)

Criteria “When We Break” (Saddle Creek)

Crow, Rob “Living Well” (Temporary Residence)


Danger Doom “The Mouse And The Mask” (Epitaph)

Danielson “Ships” (Secretly Canadian)

Dark Little Rooms “Foolish Beauty” (Blind Sea)

Dartz! “This Is My Ship” (Xtra Mile)

Davis, Ben & The Jetts/Des Ark “Battle of The Beards” (Lovitt)

Dawson, Kimya “Remember That I Love You (K)

Daylight Hours, The “How To Make A Mess Of Things” (Self-Released)

Dear And The Headlights “Small Steps, Heavy Hooves” (Hope Divison/Equal Vision)

Dear Tonight “We’re Not Men” (Red Leader)

Decemberists, The “The Crane Wife”(Capitol)

Deerhoof “Friend Opportunity” (Kill Rock Stars)

Defiance, Ohio “The Great Depression” (No Idea)

Dent, Loren “Empires And Milk” (Contract Killers)

Des Ark/Ben Davis & The Jetts “Battle of The Beards” (Lovitt)

Desert City Soundtrack “Perfect Addiction” (Deep Elm)

Desoto Jones “Aurora” (Deep Elm)

Destroyer “Destroyer’s Rubies” (Merge)

Details, The “Draw A Distance. Draw A Border” (Parliament of Trees)

Die Hoffnung “Love Songs” (No Idea)

Dinosaur Jr. “Beyond” (Fat Possum)

Dirty On Purpose “Hallelujah Sirens” (North Street)

Division Day “Beartrap Island” (Mercy)

Division Day “Beartrap Island (Reissue)” (Eenie Meenie)

Drag The River “It’s Crazy” (Suburban Home)

Drag The River “You Can’t Live This Way” (Suburban Home)

Draft, The “In A Million Pieces” (Epitaph)

Drive-By Truckers “A Blessing And A Curse” (New West)


Each Other’s Mothers “3 Song Demo EP” (Parrot On A Porch)

Earlies, The “The Enemy Chorus” (Secretly Canadian)

El Ten Eleven “Every Direction Is North” (Self-Released)

Elected, The “Sun, Sun, Sun” (Sub Pop)

The Electric Soft Parade “No Need To Be Downhearted” (Better Looking)

Electric President “Electric President” (Morr Music)

Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) “When The Sea Became A Giant” (Self-Released)

Empire Empire (I Was A Lonely Estate) “Year Of The Rabbit 7-Inch” (Count Your Lucky Stars)

En Masse “Alarm” (Pop Up)

Enigk, Jeremy“World Waits” (Lewis Hollow)

Envy “Insomniac Doze” (Temporary Residence)

End Of A Year “Sincerely” (Revelation)

English, Joshua “Trouble None” (Welcome Home)

Eulcid “Hope: And Songs To Sing” (Exotic Fever)

Exit Strategy, The “City Of Microphones” (One Percent Press)

Explosions In The Sky “All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone” (Temporary Residence)

Explosions In The Sky “The Rescue” (Temporary Residence)


Falcon, The “Unicornography” (Red Scare)

Ferraro, Mike “Awful Killers” (Self-Released)

Field Music “Tones Of Town” (Memphis Industries)

Fiery Furnaces, The “Blueberry Boat” (Rough Trade)

Fifth Hour Hero “Not Revenge…Just A Vicious Crush” (No Idea)

Figurines “Skeleton” (The Control Group)

Final Fantasy “He Poos Clouds” (Tomlab)

First To Leave “Forging A Future” (Lobster)

Fjord Rowboat “Saved The Compliments For Morning” (Self-Released)

Flaming Lips, The “At War With The Mystics” (Warner Bros.)

Fleet Foxes “Sun Giant” (Sub Pop)

Format, The “Dog Problems” (The Vanity Label/Nettwork)

Forms, The “The Forms” (Threespheres)

¡Forward, Russia! “Give Me A Wall” (Mute)

Foxhole “We The Wintering Tree” (Burnt Toast Vinyl)

Free Diamonds “There Should Be More Dancing” (Deep Elm)

Free Diamonds “By The Sword” (Deep Elm)

Fuck Buttons “Street Horrrsing” (ATP)

Future Of The Left “Curses” (Too Pure)

Futureheads, The “News And Tributes” (Startime International/Vagrant)


Gaslight Anthem, The “Sink Or Swim” (XOXO)

Gaslight Anthem, The “Señor and the Queen” 2×7-Inch (Sabot)

Ghost Buffalo “Ghost Buffalo” (Suburban Home)

Ghost In The Water “Tooth” (Hidden Shoals)

Gibbons, The “Hope, Inc.” (Salinas)

Giberman, Dan “Thrills Without Gills: A Celebration Of The Living Land” (Sao Bento Music)

Gilbert, Dylan “The Artist& The Scientist” (Self-Released)

Giving Chase “A Cheap Print Of A Masterpiece” (Jump Start)

Glös “Harmonium” (Lovitt)

Gnarls Barkley “St. Elsewhere” (Downtown)

Goldrush “The Heart Is The Place” (Better Looking)

The Good, The Bad & The Queen “The Good, The Bad & The Queen” (Virgin)

Good Riddance “My Republic” (Fat Wreck Chords)

Graduate, The “Anhedonia” (Icon Mes)

Grand Archives “The Grand Archives” (Sub Pop)

Grandaddy “Just Like The Fambly Cat” (V2)

Gray Young “Kindle Field” (Self-Released)

Great Depression, The “The Great Depression” (Self-Released)

Great Northern “Trading Twilight For Daylight” (Eenie Meenie)

Gregor Samsa “55:12” (Kora)

Grey, The “Asleep At The Wheel” (Lovitt)

Guiltmaker “Driven By Arms” (Kiss Of Death)

Guster “Ganging Up On The Sun” (Reprise)


Haines, Emily & The Soft Skeleton “Knives Don’t Have Your Back” (Last Gang)

Halo Fauna “Durak” (Plan-It-X)

Hammond, Albert Jr. “Yours To Keep” (Scratchie/New Line)

Haram “Haram” (Lovitt)

Harlem Shakes, The “Burning Birthdays” (Self-Released)

Headlights “Kill Them With Kindness” (Polyvinyl)

Headphones “Headphones” (Suicide Squeeze)

Hi Ho Six Shooter “Empire” (Goodnight)

Hi Red Center “Architectural Failures” (Pangaea Recordings)

History “Ghosts In The City” (Self-Released)

History Invades “In Vision Vanish Invisible” (Lujo/Pish Posh)

Holland, Jolie “Springtime Can Kill You (Anti)

Holopaw “Quit +/Or Fight” (Sub Pop)

Horeseback “Impale Golden Horn” (Burly Time)

Hot Cross “Risk Revival” (Hope Divison/Equal Vision)

Hot Rod Circuit “The Underground Is A Dying Breed” (Immortal)

Hotpipes “Hotpipes” (Liquid Panda)

hrswhip “Vindictiveness” (Self-Released)

Hunger Anthem “Hunger Anthem” (Broken Brain)

Hylozoists, The “La Fin Du Monde” (Boompa)


I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness “Fear Is On Our Side” (Secretly Canadian)

Idlewild “Make Another World” (Red/Sanctuary)

Ignite “Our Darkest Days” (Abacus)

Illinois “What The Hell Do I Know?” (Ace Fu)

Isbell, Jason “Sirens Of The Ditch” (New West)

Islands “Return To The Sea” (Equator)

It’s A King Thing “LP” (Self-Released)


Jackie Carol “Check, Check” (Speak Music Media)

Jacob And I “Shadout Mapes” (Self-Released)

Jena Berlin “Passion Waits As The Program Keeps Going” (Watch The City Burn)

Jena Berlin “Quo Vadimus” (Jump Start)

Jesu “Silver” (Hydrahead)

Jesu “Conqueror” (Hydra Head)

Joy Wants Eternity “You Who Pretend To Sleep” (Beep Repaired)

Jukebox The Ghost “Jukebox The Ghost” (Family/This Side Up)

Jurado, Damien “On My Way To Absence” (Secretly Canadian)


Kensrue, Dustin “Please Come Home” (Equal Vision)

Kidcrash, The “New Ruins” (Lujo)

Kidcrash “Jokes” (Init/Denovali)

Kilgour, David “The Far Now” (Merge)

Kind Of Like Spitting/Lemuria “You’re Living Room’s All Over Me” (Art Of The Underground)

Kindness Kind, The “A Novel” (Self-Released)

King, Kaki “…Until We Felt Red” (Velour)

Know Think “Clean Closet EP” (Self-Released)


Lack “Be There Pulse” (Undergroove)

Lacona “35/Half of 70″ (Self-Released)

Lacona “President’s Day” (Self-Released)

Lakota “Hope For The Haunted” (Pop Up)

Land Of Talk “Applause Cheer Boo Hiss” (The Rebel Group)

Lanegan, Mark & Isobel Campbell “Ballad Of The Broken Seas (V2)

LaSalle “Expedition Songs” (Thick)

Last American Buffalo “Marquis For The Debutante” (Self-Released)

Last Days Of April “Might As Well Live” (Bad Taste)

Latterman “No Matter Where We Go..!” (Deep Elm)

Latterman “…We Are Still Alive” (Deep Elm)

Lawrence Arms, The “Oh! Calcutta!” (Fat Wreck Chords)

The Lemonheads “The Lemonheads”(Vagrant)

Lemuria/Kind Of Like Spitting “You’re Living Room’s All Over Me” (Art Of The Underground)

Leo, Ted And The Pharmacists “Living With The Living” (Touch And Go)

Life At These Speeds “To Your Health” (Level Plane)

Life At These Speeds/Thank God “Split 7-Inch” (Exotic Fever/Tick Tock)

Lifetime “Lifetime” (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen)

Lightning Dust “Lightning Dust” (Jagjaguwar)

Limbeck “Limbeck” (Doghouse)

Little Lebowski Urban Achievers “Is This A Party Or An Intervention?” (Evil Owl)

Long Winters, The “Putting The Days To Bed” (Barsuk)

Look Mexico “The Crucial EP” (Atlas)

Look Mexico “This Is Animal Music” (Lujo)

Loose Fur “Born Again In The USA” (Drag City)

Love Me Destroyer “The Things Around Us Burn” (Suburban Home)

Loved Ones, The “Keep Your Heart” (Fat Wreck Chords)

Lovely Feathers, The “Hind Hind Legs” (Equator)

Lucas, Austin “Putting The Hammer Down” (Magic Bullet)


Magneta Lane “Dancing With Daggers (Paper Bag)

Magyar Posse “Random Avenger” (Verdura)

Malegoat “Plan Infiltration” (Self-Released)

Maps & Atlases “Tree, Swallows, Houses” (Self-Released)

Marathon “Marathon” (Reignition)

Maritime “We, The Vehicles” (Flameshovel)

Maritime “Heresy And The Hotel Choir” (Flameshovel)

Mass Movement Of The Moth “Outerspace” (Exotic Fever)

Matt & Kim “To/From” (Self-Released)

McKiel, Jon “The Nature Of Things” (Wednesday)

Mean Creek “Around The Bend” (Clubhouse)

Measure (SA), The “Historical Fiction” (Team Science/Salinas/Don Giovoni)

Meneguar “I Was Born At Night” (Troubleman Unlimited)

Meneguar “Strangers In Our House” (Troubleman Unlimited)

Menomena “Friend And Foe” (Barsuk)

Mew “And The Glass Handed Kites” (Sony)

mewithoutYou “Brother, Sister” (Tooth And Nail)

Mezzaine Owls “Slingshot Echoes” (Self-Released)

Mica Shot A Hole In The Sky “Ep1″ (Self-Released)

Midnight Movies “Lion The Girl” (Scratchie/New Line)

Mini People In Coney Island “Nara Dreamland” (Self-Released)

Minus The Bear “Planet Of Ice” (Suicide Squeeze)

Modest Mouse “We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank” (Epic)

Mogwai “Mr. Beast” (Matador)

Moirai, The “Bury Yourself” (Engineer)

Moneen “The Red Tree” (Vagrant)

Monikers “Eat Your Young” (Kiss Of Death)

Mono “You Are There” (Temporary Residence)

Monument “Monujamz Demo” (Self-Released)

Morrissey “Ringleader Of The Tormentors” (Attack/Sanctuary)

Motion City Soundtrack “Commit This To Memory” (Epitaph)

Motion Turns It On “Rima EP” (Self-Released)

Mountain Goats, The “Babylon Springs EP” (4AD)

Mountains “Sewn” (Apestaartje)

Mouse Fire “Wooden Teeth” (Lujo)

Movers And Shakers “La Calavera” (Clubhouse)

Moving Mountains “Pneuma” (Self-Released)

MSTRKRFT “The Looks” (Last Gang)

Mugison “Mugimama, Is This Monkey Music?” (Ipecac)

Murder By Death “In Bocca Al Lupo” (Tent Show)

My Morning Jacket “Z” (ATO)


Nakatomi Plaza “Unsettled” (Red Leader/Brightskull)

National, The “Boxer” (Beggars Banquet)

New Dress, The “Where Our Failures Are” (Red Leader)

New Trust, The “Dark Is The Path Which Lies Before Us” (Slowdance)

Nico Vega “No Child Left Behind EP” (Myspace)

No Trigger “Canyoneer” (Nitro)

NOFX “Wolves In Wolves’ Clothing” (Fat Wreck Chords)

None More Black “This Is Satire” (Fat Wreck Chords)

North Atlantic, The “Wires In The Walls (WPO)


O Pioneers!!! “Black Mambas” (Team Science)

Of Sinking Ships “…Of Sinking Ships” (Gilead Media)

Oh No! Oh My! “Oh No! Oh My!” (Self-Released)

Okkervil River “Overboard & Down” (Low Transit Industries)

Okkervil River “The Stage Names” (Jagjaguwar)

Olympia “Olympia EP” (Equal Vision)

Olympia “Emergencies” (Equal Vision)

One AM Radio, The “This Too Will Pass” (Dangerbird)

One Small Step For Landmines “One Small Step For Landmines” (Civil Defense League/Doghouse)

One Win Choice “Never Suspend Disbelief” (Jump Start)

Out_Circuit, The “Pierce The Empire With A Sound” (Lujo)

Oxford Collapse “Remember The Night Parties” (Sub Pop)


Paper Champions, The “End. Transmission” (Reason Y)

Paper Chase, The “Now You Are One Of Us” (Kill Rock Stars)

Papermoons “Papermoons” (Team Science)

Papineau, Lisa “Night Moves” (Lunatic Works)

Parts & Labor “Stay Afraid” (Jagjaguwar)

Parts & Labor “Mapmaker” (Jagjaguwar)

Pax Cecilia, The “Blessed Are The Bonds” (Self-Released)

Permanent “Sink|Swim” (6131)

Peter Bjorn And John “Writer’s Block” (Wichita)

Piebald “Accidental Gentlemen” (Side One Dummy)

Plastic Constellations, The “Crusades” (French Kiss)

Playing Favorites, The “I Remember When I Was Pretty” (Suburban Home)

Plus 44 “When Your Heart Stops Beating” (Interscope)

Plus/Minus “Let’s Build A Fire” (Absolutely Kosher)

Polar Bear Club “The Redder, The Better” (Triple Attack)

Polar Bear Club “Sometimes Things Just Disappear” (Red Leader)

Pomegranates “Two Eyes” (Self-Released)

Pomegranates “Everything Is Alive” (Lujo)

Possible Selves “Possible Selves” (Sao Bento Music)

Post Harbor “Praenumbra” (Self-Released)

Pretty Girls Make Graves “Elan Vital” (Matador)

Psapp “The Only Thing I Ever Wanted” (Domino)

Pyongyang Metro, The “Tower Of White Tigers” (Arsenic Records)

Pyramids “Following The Tracks, Forcing Motion Through Phases” (Slave Union)



Radical Face “Ghost” (Morr Music)

Ragan, Chuck “Feast Or Famine” (SideOneDummy)

Rahim “Ideal Lives” (French Kiss)

Rainer Maria “Catastrophe Keeps Us Together” (Grunion)

Ram & Ox “Demo” (Self-Released)

Ratatat “Classics” (XL)

Red Forty “Discography” (Harlan)

Red Room Cinema “Red Room Cinema” (Self-Released)

Regan, Fionn “The End Of History” (Lost Highway)

Renee Heartfelt “Death Of A Ghost” (Textbook Music)

Reynolds, Scott & The Steaming Beast “Adventure Boy” (Suburban Home)

Ringers “Detention Halls” (1-2-3-4 Go!)

Ris Paul Ric “Purple Blaze” (Academy Fight Song)

Rise Against “The Sufferer & The Witness” (Geffen)

Robbers On High Street ” The Fatalist And Friends” (Scratchie/New Line)

Robbers On High Street “Grand Animals” (Scratchie/New Line)

Rock Kills Kid “Are You Nervous?” (Reprise)

Romans “All Those Wrists” (Self-Released)

Rosebuds, The “Night Of The Furies” (Merge)

Rouse, Josh “Subtitulo” (Bedroom Classics/Nettwork)

Rowboats, The “Four Years And Forty Five Minutes” (Etherdrag)

Roy “Killed John Train” (Lujo)

Run Dan Run “Basic Mechanics” (Self-Released)

Russian Circles “Enter” (Flameshovel)


Saboteur “Saboteur” (End Sounds)

Saint Surly “Beat Tape Manifest[o]” (Sass Bologna)

Sakes Alive!! “Presents” (Self-Released)

Samiam “Whatever’s Got You Down” (Hopeless)

Saosin “Saosin” (Capitol)

Saves The Day “Sound The Alarm” (Vagrant)

Seabear “The Ghost That Carried Us Away” (Morr Music)

Sea Wolf “Get To The River Before It Runs Too Low” (Dangerbird)

Sea Wolf “Leaves In The River” (Dangerbird)

Sebastian, Jon “Goodbye God” (Viper Bite)

Self-Evident “Self-Evident” (Double Plus Good)

Set Your Goals “Mutiny!” (Eulogy)

Settlefish “Oh Dear!” (Unhip)

She’s Spanish, I’m American “She’s Spanish, I’m American” (Nettwork America)

Shins, The “Wincing The Night Away” (Sub Pop)

Shook Ones “Facetious Folly Feet” (Revelation)

Shorebirds “Shorebirds” 7-Inch EP (Self-Released)

Sibling Project And Wolverines “Split” (Self-Released)

Silversun Pickups “Carnavas” (Dangerbird)

Sinaloa “Footprints On Floorboards” (Waking)

Sinaloa/Ampere “Split Recording” (Ebullition)

Sinking Ships “Disconnecting” (Revelation)

Six Organs Of Admittance “Sun Awakens” (Drag City)

Six Parts Seven, The “Casually Smashed To Pieces” (Suicide Squeeze)

Sleeper Car “Love & Anxiety” (Self-Released)

Slingshot Dakota “Their Dreams Are Dead, But Ours Is The Golden Ghost” (Self-Released)

Slowride “C/S” (Deep Elm)

Small, Josh “Tall” (Suburban Home)

Small Arms Dealer “A Single Unifying Theory” (Deep Elm)

Small Leaks Sink Ships “Until The World Is Happy; Wake Up You Sleepyhead Sun” (No Sleep)

Smoke Or Fire “This Sinking Ship” (Fat Wreck Chords)

Snake The Cross The Crown, The “Cotton Teeth” (Equal Vision)

Solea “Finally We Are Nowhere” (Bad News)

Some Monastery “Welcome To The Symmetry” (Self-Released)

Sounds Like Violence “With Blood On My Hands” (Deep Elm)

Sparta “Threes” (Hollywood)

Speaker Speaker “We Won’t March” (Burning Building)

Speaker Speaker “Call It Off” (Burning Building)

Spektor, Regina “Begin To Hope” (Sire)

Spoon “Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga” (Merge)

Stars Of Track And Field “Centuries Before Love And War” (Wind-Up)

Statehood “Lies And Rhetoric” (Self-Released)

Static Radio NJ “One For The Good Guys” (Black Numbers/Chunksaah)

Station Myth, The “The Station Myth” (Self-Released)

Stellamaris “Stellamaris EP” (Self-Released)

Stevens, Sufjan “Illinois” (Asthmatic Kitty)

Street Smart Cyclist “Demo 7 -Inch” (Our Neighborhood)

Strike Anywhere “Dead FM” (Fat Wreck Chords)

Strokes, The “First Impressions Of Earth” (RCA)

Sundowner “Four One Five Two” (Red Scare)

Sunset Rubdown “Shut Up I Am Dreaming” (Absolutely Kosher)

Surrounded “The Nautilus Years” (One Little Indian)

Swellers, The “My Everest” (Search And Rescue)


Takka Takka “We Feel Safer At Night” (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)

Tapes ‘n Tapes “The Loon” (XL)

Tar…Feathers “Make Way For The Ocean Floor To Fall To The Surface” (Release The Bats)

Teenage Cool Kids “Queer Salutations” (Protagonist Music)

Tegan And Sara “The Con” (Vapor/Sire)

Tellison “Contact! Contact!” (Gravity Dip)

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “We Brave Bee Stings And All” (Kill Rock Stars)

Thank God/Tigershark “Split 10-Inch” (Perpetual Motion Machine/Molsook/Tick Tock)

Thank God/Life At These Speeds “Split 7-Inch” (Exotic Fever/Tick Tock)

Thermals, The “The Body, The Blood, The Machine (Sub Pop)

This Will Destroy You “Young Mountain” (Magic Bullet)

This Will Destroy You “This Will Destroy You” (Magic Bullet)

Those Lavender Whales “Let’s Be Friends! I’m Sorry I’m So Sleepy” (Friendly Arctic/Fork And Spoon)

Thrice “Vheissu” (Island)

Through The Sparks “Lazarus Beach” (Skybucket)

Thursday “A City By The Light Divided” (Island)

Tigershark/Thank God “Split 10-Inch” (Perpetual Motion Machine/Molsook/Tick Tock)

Tilly And The Wall “Bottoms Of Barrels” (Team Love)

Tin Kitchen “Grace EP” (Self-Released)

Title Fight “Kingston 7-Inch” (Flightplan/Attic)

Tokyo Police Club “A Lesson In Crime” (Paper Bag)

Tortoise & Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy “The Brave And The Bold (Overcoat)

Track A Tiger “We Moved Like Ghosts” (Deep Elm)

Troubled Hubble “Making Beds In A Burning House” (Lookout)

Tulsa Drone “Songs From A Mean Season” (Perpetual Motion Machine/Dry County)

Turner, Frank “Sleep Is For The Week” (Xtra Mile)

Two Cow Garage “III” (Shelterhouse/Suburban Home)


Ultra Dolphins “Mar” (Robotic Empire)

Unwed Sailor “Little Wars” (Burnt Toast Vinyl)

Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start “Worst Band Name Ever” (Self-Released)


Vampire Weekend “Vampire Weekend” (XL)

VanGaalen, Chad “Skelliconnection” (Sub Pop)

Various Artists “Cover Your Tracks” (Deep Elm)

Various Artists “Keep Singing! A Benefit Compilation For Compassion Over Killing” (Exotic Fever)

Various Artists “The Emo Diaries Chapter Eleven: Taking Back What’s Ours” (Deep Elm)

Velvet Teen, The “Cum Laude” (Slowdance)

Velvet Teen, The “Gyzmkid EP” (Slowdance)

Versoma “Life During Wartime” (Robotic Empire)

Very Hush Hush, The “Evil Milk” (Sao Bento Music)

Vetiver “To Find Me Gone” (Dicristina Stair)

Votolato, Rocky “Makers” (Barsuk)

Votolato, Rocky “The Brag And Cuss” (Barsuk)

Voxtrot “Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives” (Cult Hero)

Voxtrot “Voxtrot” (Playlouder/The Beggars Group)


Walkmen, The “A Hundred Miles Off” (The Record Collection)

We Were Skeletons “Summers” (Self-Released)

Weasel, Ben And His Iron String Quartet “These Ones Are Bitter” (Mendota)

Weatherbox “The Clearing” (Doghouse)

Weatherbox “American Art” (Doghouse)

Werth, Andy “Seeing Stars” (Self-Released)

Wheat “Everyday I Said a Prayer for Kathy and Made a One Inch Square” (Empyrean)

Whiskey & Co. “Leaving The Nightlife” (No Idea)

White Whale “WWI” (Merge)

Wilderness “Vessel States” (Jagjaguwar)

Winston Jazz Routine, The “Sospiri” (The Record Machine)

Winter Sounds, The “Porcelain Empire” (Livewire)

Witches With Dicks “Manual” (Kiss Of Death)

Wolf Parade “Apologies To The Queen Mary” (Sub Pop)

Wolverines And The Sibling Project “Split” (Self-Released)

Woods “At Rear House” (Shrimper)

Woods “How To Survive In/In The Woods” (Release The Bats)



Yeah Yeah Yeahs “Show Your Bones” (Interscope)

Young Livers “The New Drop Era” (No Idea)

Young Widows “Settle Down City” (Jade Tree)


Zombi “Surface To Air” (Relapse)

Zookeeper “Zookeeper EP #1” (Belle City Pop)

Zozobra “Harmonic Tremors” (Hydra Head)

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