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Nutshell review: Brian Fallon - Sleepwalkers

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

I never expected Brain Fallon solo to sound like the Gaslight Anthem, so I’ve never had a complaint about that. But now that I’ve heard Sleepwalkers (2018) I realize why I didn’t love Painkillers (2016) as much as I’d hoped: In hindsight, Painkillers sounded like demos or B-sides for Gaslight Anthem songs; they felt somehow unfinished, like something was missing. Not true with Sleepwalkers: Fallon has gained his solo sea-legs and created a fully formed album of heartbreaking rockers in a style that feels like something that is his alone, but also exactly what you’d expect—exactly as a solo record should be.

4/5

Nutshell review: Marzomets – Knowing What You Know Now (2018)

Sun, 04 Mar 2018

If you’re waiting for Knowing What You Know Now (2018) to slow down after the crushing opener “Play,” you’ll be disappointed. Sure, “Insomnia” offers a brief respite at track five and “Me & You” gives you a break before the big finish, but this is still a full-on, four-on-the-floor rock masterpiece from start to finish. Using the full range of her vocals (and emotions) to keep it interesting, Becca MacIntyre ably fronts the record and stops it from ever hitting a rut – my first listen led to an immediate replay.

4/5



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1804 Leaf, Wind

Femme En Fourrure | OMG | Migos | The Coathangers | Dusted | Liz Brasher
Maiah Wynne | Gundelach | U.S. Girls | Dutch Dirty | The Underground Youth
Geowulf | Let's Eat Grandma | Kodaline | Now, Now | The Sword



1803 These Are The Droids You're Looking For

Hello Meteor | Lo Moon | Kelly Lee Owens | Waveshaper | Alice Glass X Zola Jesus
Fever Ray | Superorganism | Francis and the Lights | Tor Lundvall | Public Memory
Boy Harsher X Soft Moon | Ash Code | Hante. | Essaie Pas | Xeno & Oaklander



1802 Pancakes

Jack White | Franz Ferdinand | Kali Uchis feat. Tyler, The Creator | Cigarettes After Sex
The Bangles | Kitten | White Buffalo Woman | Caamp | Dark Horses | CHVRCHES
Reputante | The Gluts | Middle Kids | Computer Magic | WALK THE MOON



1801 Arrows

Brian Fallon | Holy Moly & the Crackers | Fire in the Radio | Vodi | The Shadowboxers
Jaden Smith | Walk the Moon | The Soft Moon | First Aid Kit | Austra | Sun Parade
Two Feet | Echostep | SadGirl | The Orwells | Crashing Hotels | GGOOLLDD | Olivver the Kid



1700 2017 Year in Review

My favorites tracks from my favorites releases of 2017.



1712 Better Late Than Never

Jet + The Bloody Beetroots | Sir Sly | Street Joy | Josh Ritter | HUNNY | Hello Meteor
Lily Allen, Giggs | Mary J Blige, Kanye West | Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
QTY | The War On Drugs | Now, Now | Jain | Northern Faces | Yoke Lore



1711 This.

MGMT | Wolf Alice | Marilyn Manson | Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah
First Aid Kit | Brian Fallon | Savoy Motel | New Politics | Danny L Harle, Morrie
Beck | Cody & Danz | Pretty Lights | Brick + Mortar | Boy Harsher | War



1710 Shakes & Coffee

Pictureplane | The Palms | I Am Snow Angel | Jake Bugg | Arcade Fire | The Pack A.D.
Slutty Hearts | Kristin Kontrol | Drab Majesty | CHVRCHES x Tegan & Sara
Boy Harsher | Soft Kill | Lo Moon | The Ghost Wolves | The Coathangers



1709 Lists

Alice Merton | Starcrawler | Babewatch | Wolf Alice | Billie Eilish
The War On Drugs | The Coathangers | Nine Inch Nails | Lana Del Rey | Twisted Wires
Alice Glass | Kesha | Foster The People | Amy Shark | Lady Gaga | Lissie



1708 In the Basement

Pumarosa | Johnny Jewel | Rebekah Del Rio | Lana Del Rey | The Killers
Zomboy, Bok Nero | Zig Zags | The Buttertones | Kesha
Dead Coast | Mosa Wild | Computer Magic | George Ezra | Emily Haines



1707 New New Digs Mix

Greta Van Fleet | Ruby the Hatchet | Wolf Alice | Lindsey Buckingham & Christie McVie
Gin Wigmore | Royal Republic | Two Feet | Demen | machineheart
Poolside | LP | Phoenix | Oh Wonder | Chromatics | Halsey | Youngr



1706 Blue Post-It Notes

Kill the Noise + Feed Me | Halsey | Weezer | Galactic | White Reaper
Bruce Springsteen | Blonde Redhead | Zig Zags | The Scandals | Now, Now
Sir Sly | Bleeker | Dorothy | All Them Witches | Mavis Staples



1705 Banana Bread on the Stove

White Reaper | Ron Gallo | Rebel and a Basketcase | Halsey | Kelly Lee Owens
Run the Jewels | Kiss Me Deadly | K.Flay | Empire of the Sun
Lana Del Rey feat. The Weeknd | Portugal. The Man | Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas
Chastity Belt | FIDLAR | Wings | Bleachers | Post Death Soundtrack



1704 Morning Rush

Nine Inch Nails | Alice Glass | Lee Hazlewood | Jessica Hoop | Milo Greene
Crystal Fairy | Bleeding Knees Club | Feels | The Black Angels | The Shins
Le Butcherettes | K.Flay | Decorum | Colleen Green | Bleached | Old 97's



1703 Invested in the Team

Goldfrapp | Portugal. The Man with Zoe Manville | Ryan Adams
Alela Diane, Ryan Francesconi | Kaskets with Sheng Moua | Nalyssa Green
Temples | The Orwells | Chevelle | Bleached | Kelvin Jones
Lana Del Rey | Gothic Tropic | The Black Angels | L.A. Witch



1702 Timeout Override

Wax Tailor | The Walters | The Babe Rainbow | Lucius | Kaleo | Drab Majesty
Marian Hill | Tom Tom Club | Muddy Magnolias | Quilt | Cherry Glazerr
Silja Sol | Run the Jewels feat. BOOTS | Descendents | Girlpool



1701 Too Many Scissors

The Mystery Lights | The Sounds | Lady Gaga | Rag'n'Bone Man
Hello Violet | Trudy and the Romance | Golden Streets of Paradise
War on Women | Saint Motel | Dirty Heads | GEMS | Walk Off the Earth
Hembree | Kim Gordon | The Shins | machineheart | STRFKR | Japandroids



1600 2016 Year in Review

Plague Vendor | Savages | Operators | Aurora | Band of Skulls
Brian Fallon |Ladyhawke | Bleached | SWMRS | Beach Slang | The Pack A.D.
Kitten | Lush | White Lung | Metallica | Magic Shoppe


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