Album Reviews – 48th Edition

Liam Gallagher releases a surprisingly consistent record, The Raveonettes mix pop melodies with layers of feedback, Sonic Youth reconnects with its more accessible side, and Tom Waits brings a masterful trilogy to an excellent close.

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Album Reviews – 40th Edition

The Rolling Stones drown in sex, drugs, and rock and roll to produce the genre’s greatest album, The Clash announces the ending of rock music by envisioning a future in which it is mixed with other styles, Tom Waits celebrates the darkest aspects of life by going primal and swimming in its sewage, and Pink Floyd writes a rock opera on human relations and the isolation that stems from their rupture.

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