The War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding (Atlantic)

If someone you know hasn't heard the sound of The War Against Drugs before, I'd recommend getting a musical blender and adding the following...

Queens Of The Stone Age – Villains (Matador)

  Queens Of The Stone Age serve up their seventh album with plenty of crunching riffs, but throw a spanner in the works to keep...

Moon Lander – Moon Lander (Bandcamp)

Wellington singer/songwriter Anthony Lander has found a way to turn a mucus-plagued afternoon into inspiration for a collection of ironic songs that both mock...
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Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do (Universal)

The 13th Floor's Kate Powell weighs in on the new Taylor Swift single... With her first solo single since 1989, Taylor Swift's Look What You...

Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins (RCA)

Grizzly Bear has always been one of those bands that have been recommended to me by friends and that I have listened to intermittently...

Paul Kelly – Life Is Fine (EMI)

Not drowning but waving.  The cover of Aussie singer-songwriter Paul Kelly's new album indicates that he's back in safer waters with a revisit his...

UNKLE – The Road Pt.1 (Songs For The Def)

  This is a very different UNKLE from the one you met back in 1998. Gone are DJ Shadow, Thom Yorke and the hundreds of...

David Rawlings – Poor David’s Almanack (Acony Records)

  This is David Rawlings’ third album under his own name, or that of The Dave Rawlings Machine. But really, this can easily be considered...

Herriot Row – Lesser Stars – Southbound

From the first few notes from the debut album of Aucklander Simon Comber (aka Herriot Row) you are instantly transported back to James Taylor’s...

Steve Earle – So You Wannabe An Outlaw (Warner Bros)

  After a folky duets album with Shawn Colvin and an exercise in the blues…2015’s Terraplane…Steve Earle gets back to the country with his strongest...