My Bloody Valentine – You Made Me Realise [EP]

One can get by on their shoegaze indoctrination without having heard the other My Bloody Valentine extended-plays, but if You Made Me Realise1 is skipped – well, that’s just inexcusable. Prior to 1988, the Irish quartet dabbled in various styles of rock ranging from The Cure-esque post-punk to Byrdsian jangle rock, but it wasn’t until…

Chuck Person – Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1

In 2010, a one-off side-project of Brooklyn electronic musician Daniel Lopatin took an updated approach to plunderphonics with Chuck Person’s Eccojams Vol. 1, a collection of chopped-and-screwed chart-toppers from the sixties through the noughties that were cut up and slowed down to a “narcotic” pace.1 Entirely made of samples, Eccojams utilized extremely recognizable songs and…

Radiohead – Amnesiac

In jest or otherwise, Amnesiac is often labeled a collection of b-sides that didn’t make the cut of Kid A. There’s no shortage of reasons: Amnesiac was released not even a year after the latter (and after Radiohead themselves said that the next album would be a return to rock form), its tracks are all…

Horseback – The Gorgon Tongue

The material on The Gorgon Tongue could’ve been lost to the void were it not for Relapse Records. Following the label’s reissue of Jenks Miller’s acclaimed The Invisible Mountain (released under the Horseback project), Relapse compiled two rare albums of his early output: the shoegaze-influenced drone outfit Impale Golden Horn, and the power ambient cum…

Behemoth – The Satanist

“I saw the virgin’s cunt spawning forth the snake” is a hell1 of a way to open a death metal album. Adam Darski (a.k.a. Nergal) – the creative mind behind Polish group Behemoth – experienced a stint with life-threatening leukemia in the first half of the 2010s,2 and The Satanist is the first album to…

Minor Threat – Complete Discography

Before Fugazi, there was Minor Threat. As a part of the D.C. hardcore punk scene, Ian MacKaye & Co. attacked adult standards of conformity, railed against religious and racial extremism, and incidentally kickstarted the straight edge movement. The Complete Discography album contains every track that the band recorded during their short tenure.1 Out of twenty-six…