Rock – Pop

Blacklisters – Adult

Blacklisters – Adult

On Christmas day, instead of running around the house half-naked and more drunk than I’d care to admit, forcing my very patient and loving and understanding girlfriend to pose for pictures with me in my ratty-ass Delaware dollar bin (official) Peter Criss mask as has become Team Ditmars tradition, I...

Review by Charles
Wilco – Star Wars

Wilco – Star Wars

I heard the 9th studio album by Wilco was a surprise release. Then I heard the band debuted the record live at the Pitchfork Music Festival to a frothing hometown crowd. Then I heard the record was called Star Wars but had nothing to do with Disney property. Needless to...

Review by Carlos Zerzan
White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again

White Reaper – White Reaper Does It Again

The sad truth about White Reaper Does It Again is that you’re going to forget it. Oh, you’ll love it at first if you have any sort of heart for pop or punk or garage or fuzzy days lost in debt to last night’s questionable cul de sac and that...

Review by Charles
Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus – The Most Lamentable Tragedy

One night, I cut myself. The next day, I was institutionalized. Twenty years later, I’m still trying to thread together the in between. I remember meeting with my music teacher because Rob snitched to him after he saw the blood on my hand and I implored him to do otherwise...

Review by Charles
The Sediment Club – Psychosymplastic

The Sediment Club – Psychosymplastic

I’m afraid of supervolcanoes. Like, totally and irreconcilably shaking up all night terrified, tracing the shades in my ceiling by the dim green aura of an AM radio light until I finally pass out in a pool of sweat to the taste of tin and crumbling fillings sometime just shy...

Review by Charles
The Regressives – The Regressives

The Regressives – The Regressives

If you pine for the sounds of straight up, no frills, fist-pumping street punk that was so ubiquitous in the 90s, look no further than The Regressives. The NYC band plays a hard-hitting ode to ’77 style punk on their self-titled LP. The fourteen-track album keeps your attention as it...

Review by Carlos Zerzan
Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Self Defense Family – Heaven Is Earth

Oh, man. Danny would fucking hate this record. HATE IT! Hate it so hard he might finally punch me in the face like I asked him to a few years back except without the values of being wasted and having Kwame segue “Straight Outta Compton” into the Indana Jones theme...

Review by Charles
Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Various Artists – Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll OST

Don’t Think That I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll is the soundtrack to John Pirozzi’s documentary about one of Cambodia’s often-overlooked musical movements. After winning independence from France in the late 1950’s, young musicians from Cambodia’s countryside swarmed to the city of Phnom Penh, eager to start bands and...

Review by Juliet Hope Wayne