Metric – Fantasies

Metric (2009) Broken Social scenester Emily Haines returns with another in a long line of power pop albums. But does it grow up and blow us away, or should we forget it? Err, in people? Fantasies begins as well as you could hope; it anchors into your brain with pop hooks so strong that yourContinue reading “Metric – Fantasies”

Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade

Southern Lord (2009) Even more FACT-age… Wolves In The Throne Room. While overused nomenclature, Wolves, when used correctly, can evoke a certain snarling menace. The tepid likes of Wolfmother and Wolf Parade have certainly besmirched this signifier in recent years, but there has always been a Wolf Eyes or Rye Wolves to restore sufficiently brutal,Continue reading “Wolves In The Throne Room – Black Cascade”

Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind

Conspiracy Records (2009) More FACT-age… Post rock’s dead, innit. What was an exciting, experimental avenue in the mid 1990s turned into an earnest search for glistening, actual-rock, perfection at the turn of the century. Both eras had their moments of greatness: Tortoise, the first Papa M album, Ui and Gastr del Sol. Kid A, LevezContinue reading “Mono – Hymn to the Immortal Wind”