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The Decemberists (and Their Army) Rage Against the Dying of the Album

By brian longtin • Apr 11th, 2009 • Category: listening

‘The Hazards of Love’ may not have the instantly gratifying hooks the band is capable of, but as a complete listening experience it’s an impressive and satisfying work that gleefully defies convention.



Still MSTRing their KRFT: ‘Fist of God’ Shows Heavyweight Promise

By brian longtin • Mar 24th, 2009 • Category: listening

The latest album from MSTRKRFT is indicative of a band growing into a more approachable electro-pop sensibility while still trying to maintain their chunky, rough-edged sound.



Reviewing the Reviews of Animal Collective’s ‘Merriweather Post Pavillion’

By brian longtin • Feb 4th, 2009 • Category: listening

When no one’s quite sure how exactly to describe your output, seeing how wildly different (and probably wrong) the responses are is part of the fun.



(Re)Producing ‘Chinese Democracy’

By spencer • Dec 9th, 2008 • Category: listening

The consensus of critics is that ‘Chinese Democracy’ was rushed; Axl just needed more time. So the Under Culture production staff spent two additional weeks tinkering with and finalizing his masterpiece, and we are proud to present a new and improved version of ‘Chinese Democracy’.



Madison Avenue Rock City

By brian longtin • Sep 9th, 2008 • Category: listening

Two brands try their hand at pop music sponsorship, with differing results.



Girl Talk - Feed The Animals: The Best Non-Album of the Year

By brian longtin • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: listening

Putting on ‘Feed the Animals’ isn’t quite listening to an album, as much as it is participating in something that’s part puzzle and part aural art project.