The Best Albums of 2019, #11

11. Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar) Music critics will never admit it, but as much as they publicly deny it, they rely on press kit bios and one-sheets a lot. The trick is to work the little factoids and anecdotes into the piece without making it look like a cut-and-paste job, but there are plenty of […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #12

12. Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Wasteland (Rise Above) As enjoyable as it has been watching Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats evolve from a mysterious solo project to a full-fledged band, that progression hasn’t been without its share of bumps along the way. After the revelatory Blood Lust blew ears and minds with its lo-fi […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #15

15. Shooting Guns, Another Wolfcop / Nosferatu (Pre-Rock) In the wake of 2017’s album Flavour Country, Shooting Guns spent 2018 working on two special, movie-related releases that turned out to be distinct departures from their usual psychedelic-tinged, instrumental stoner jams. It was only natural that the boys were asked to create the soundtrack for the […]

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The Best Albums of 2017, #8

                    8. Biblical, The City That Always Sleeps (New Damage) The best way I can describe the mind-bending, abstract psychedelic progressive stoner metal that comprises Biblical’s triumphant second album is that it is the album Mastodon and Between the Buried and Me were born to make […]

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The Best Albums of 2017, #14

                    14. Shooting Guns, Flavour Country (Riding Easy) It’s been so much fun seeing Shooting Guns evolve into one of the finest psychedelic doom bands on the planet. There’s no one else like them, frankly: the music is jam-driven, but the jams they create are of […]

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