Being a music journalist means I review more than my fare share of albums. I tend to pick bands or genres that I like as I don’t like to write negative reviews (unless I have to, of course). I’m probably the Anti-Snark, an enigma among many music writers, and that’s fine with me. I feel you can still offer constructive criticism without ripping someone’s art to shreds. That said, it is fun to read biting reviews of really shitty albums.
Here are links to some highly-rated or recommended albums:
Umlaut — Umlaut “You need to listen to this Aussie band, pronto — an LSD-infused breath of fresh air.”
Queens of the Stone Age — Queens of the Stone Age (reissue) “You’re solid gold, I’ll see you in hell.”
Alain Johannes — Spark “There is darkness here; there is also light, and many, many sparks.”
Guano Padano — Guano Padano “Spaghetti Western rock at its finest.”
Mini Mansions — Mini Mansions “A journey through sounds and memories, visuals and feelings.”
Bad Religion — The Dissent of Man “Angst, politics, punk — some things don’t die with age.”
A fully updated list of album reviews can be found on my Consequence of Sound Profile.