LL Past - Volume 70
Listening Log - Past | November 18th, 2020

After months of patient prodding we've finally completed The Beatles' discography, along with Richard Dawson's ambitious foray into Art Rock and Hum's aggressive calmness.

LL Past - Volume 69
Listening Log - Past | November 11th, 2020

As we continue to experience the lauded discographies of Car Seat Headrest and New Order, a newcomer in Crying surprises us all with a consummate combination of purist Pop.

LL Past - Volume 68
Listening Log - Past | November 4th, 2020

An under-appreciated gem from Mount Eerie, Ulrich Schnauss' rich debut in Downtempo, and Sand Circles' atmospheric entrance into Detroit herald this week's reviews.

LL Past - Volume 67
Listening Log - Past | October 27th, 2020

Just two releases this week, both idiosyncratic. James Martin & The Guest connect for bizarrely-combative Experimental Rock, as Laurel Halo descends into Ambient Pop.

LL Past - Volume 66
Listening Log - Past | October 21st, 2020

Coin Locker Kid raps curiously in an alternate reality, devoid of past, present, or future, as Rainer Veil release their long-awaited debut LP through lukewarm UK Bass.

LL Past - Volume 65
Listening Log - Past | October 14th, 2020

Richard Dawson redeems himself in a magnificent way, trekking through the mire of medieval Europe, as Ashrae Fax's sole LP turns into a cult classic under strange circumstances.

LL Past - Volume 64
Listening Log - Past | October 8th, 2020

Two sensational albums this week, including yet another home run collection of Psychedelic Pop songs from of Montreal and Car Seat Headrest's underrated Noise Pop epic.

LL Past - Volume 63
Listening Log - Past | September 29th, 2020

Terry Allen goes on a long, ambitious tour of Lubbock Texas and its dazzling array of outlaw characters, while Mount Eerie descends further into the unknown.

LL Past - Volume 62
Listening Log - Past | September 23rd, 2020

Before they reestablished themselves, Squid were a Post-Rock band stuck in the mire. That, and New Order's famous compilation compose this week.

LL Past - Volume 61
Listening Log - Past | September 16th, 2020

Car Seat Headrest veers close to Noise Pop perfection, along with a safe Future Garage record by Rainer Veil and Minecraft's disappointing Ambient soundtrack.

LL Past - Volume 60
Listening Log - Past | September 9th, 2020

Four albums of varying qualities this week, including Legendary Pink Dots' most popular LP, Blur's Britpop opus, Rhymefest's debut before falling from grace, and Protomartyr's best yet?

LL Past - Volume 59
Listening Log - Past | September 2nd, 2020

Phoebe Bridgers' intimate and evocative debut, The Books' magnificent final hooray, and Armand Hammer's continued display of street life compose this week.

LL Past - Volume 58
Listening Log - Past | August 26th, 2020

The most famous record from history's most famous band, along with Laraaji's New Age mystery and Car Seat Headrest's Lo-Fi existential crisis finish the week.

LL Past - Volume 57
Listening Log - Past | August 19th, 2020

Apparently Panchiko, the forgotten-to-time upstarts, had more material! A time capsule for early 2000's Indie Rock. And a sorry example of Folk with Richard Dawson.

LL Past - Volume 56
Listening Log - Past | August 5th, 2020

Just two LP's this week, including The Strokes' lowest point stuck in a relapse of ingenuity and Nick Cave's series of conceptual murder ballads, apt for the band.

LL Past - Volume 55
Listening Log - Past | July 29th, 2020

A trip back to Hum's short-lived 90's career in preparation of their 2020 LP, and Rainer Veil's first EP that coats industrial walls in a sleek, shear, sludgy liquid.

LL Past - Volume 54
Listening Log - Past | July 22nd, 2020

Two records. Two must-listens. Two totally different tonal avenues. The Beatles' only double album and Patricia Taxxon's engrossing take on Post-Industrial.

LL Past - Volume 53
Listening Log - Past | July 15th, 2020

Two great albums and a dud compose this week. Under-appreciated gems from Fiona Apple, believe it, and of Montreal. Along with a seminal Sound Collage record.

LL Past - Volume 52
Listening Log - Past | July 8th, 2020

Tons of reviews this week, including lots of Indie (Car Seat Headrest, Real Estate, TV Girl) and precursors to Indie (New Order, Blur, Patti Smith). Panchiko breaks the mold.

LL Past - Volume 51
Listening Log - Past | July 1st, 2020

A plethora of albums this week, including Fiona Apple's sophomore success, Brave Little Abacus, W.H. Lung, Tsunami, Nick Cave, and Pantha du Prince.

LL Past - Volume 50
Listening Log - Past | June 24th, 2020

This week runs the gamut from bonafide Indie with of Montreal and Yo La Tengo, to introspective Deep House with The Blaze and Outlaw Country with Terry Allen.

LL Past - Volume 49
Listening Log - Past | June 17th, 2020

Beulah ends their career with an ominous title, The Beatles take a magic school bus, Gidge continues to drive home his aesthetic, and The Strokes descend ever so slightly.

LL Past - Volume 48
Listening Log - Past | June 10th, 2020

Pink Siifu joins the Lo-Fi Hip-Hop movement, Blur start their career on shaky ground, The Books lean into their pastoral beauty, and Butthole Surfers, well...yeah.

LL Past - Volume 47
Listening Log - Past | June 3rd, 2020

Patti Smith unleashes a provocative debut, Nick Cave retreats to the comfort of sin, TV Girl prance about their sentimental dance, and Legendary Pink Dots see the light.

LL Past - Volume 46
Listening Log - Past | May 27th, 2020

Four Tet's soft, delicate form of early Folktronica, The Blaze's impactful debut EP, and Vessel's unorthodox assemblage represent this week's all-Electronic Listening Log.

LL Past - Volume 45
Listening Log - Past | May 20th, 2020

of Montreal fully realize their aesthetic, PJ Harvey provides bitter dryness, Goldfrapp dances seductively, Yo La Tengo tip-toe a fragile line, and Beulah stay their course.

LL Past - Volume 44
Listening Log - Past | May 13th, 2020

Handsomeboy Technique crafts another diamond in the rough, John Talabot dips into Balearic Beat, and Fiona Apple dabbles in adolescent disdain on her debut.

LL Past - Volume 43
Listening Log - Past | May 6th, 2020

The Beatles embrace the drug revolution, Dead Can Dance time travel backwards centuries, New Order continue to sulk, and The Books twist knotty soundscapes.

LL Past - Volume 42
Listening Log - Past | April 29th, 2020

Beulah drop a stunning debut, The Strokes continue their decent track record, of Montreal release a grim child's tale, and The Minders add to my Elephant 6 pool.

LL Past - Volume 41
Listening Log - Past | April 21st, 2020

Clive Tanaka drops an excellent Dance record, Gerbils and Essex Green add to the Elephant 6's solid track record, and the Butthole Surfers enter my mind space with force.

LL Past - Volume 40
Listening Log - Past | April 15th, 2020

of Montreal's innocuous debut, u.n.p.o.c.'s lone album disguised as a Greatest Hits, Gidge's impressive debut, and Ricky Eat Acid's curious Ambient compose this week.

LL Past - Volume 39
Listening Log - Past | April 8th, 2020

Genesis' genesis, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' worrisome dip into Singer/Songwriter, and an impassioned debut from The Brave Little Abacus headline this week.

LL Past - Volume 38
Listening Log - Past | April 1st, 2020

The Beatles hit their stride and incite a generation, TV Girl continues to romanticize failure, Tonstartssbandht vibe freely, and Yo La Tengo achieve greatness two decades into their career.

LL Past - Volume 37
Listening Log - Past | March 25th, 2020

This week's Listening Log features New Order's landmark shift into the 80's, Zeal & Ardor's combination of Gospel and Metal, The Strokes' sophomore LP, and La Luz's debut.

LL Past - Volume 36
Listening Log - Past | March 18th, 2020

A global affair, this Listening Log travels from 90's UK Jangle Pop to 70's Cameroon Afro-Funk to 2010's US Chillwave. A diverse list to wet your appetite and satisfy any urges.

LL Past - Volume 35
Listening Log - Past | March 11th, 2020

One incredible release overshadows two experiments gone awry, as Sweet Trip's second release glistens with a gorgeous array of Pop as Andy Boay and Mellonta Tauta struggle.

LL Past - Volume 34
Listening Log - Past | March 4th, 2020

A whopping six records this week, ranging from internationally-known artists like Leonard Cohen and New Order to under-appreciated gems like TV Girl and Zaliva-D.

LL Past - Volume 33
Listening Log - Past | February 26th, 2020

Tonstartssbandht continuing their inexplicable ways, Nick Cave further refining his style, Pink Floyd descending into irrelevancy, and The Beta Band charting new territory.

LL Past - Volume 32
Listening Log - Past | February 19th, 2020

A replicative debut from Wolf Parade, an ambitious and dastardly curiosity from The Fiery Furnaces, and an unnerving trip with Aphasia to Africa run this week's Listening Log.

LL Past - Volume 31
Listening Log - Past | February 12th, 2020

Three records this week, all pure in scope. First, Andy Boay rifles through his wide range of psychedelic influence. Then, Polyphonic Spree and Jens Lekman revel in love, sunlight, and wanderlust.

LL Past - Volume 30
Listening Log - Past | February 6th, 2020

TV Girl perfect an aesthetic of euphoric adolescent romance, Blondie dive headfirst into a night in the city that never sleeps, and Sigur Rós cascade into a wintry wonderland.

LL Past - Volume 29
Listening Log - Past | January 29th, 2020

An excellent week for LL Past, with only one album struggling to keep up with the quality. The turn of the 90's brought with it Kitchens Of Distinction & The Stone Roses and two acclaimed debuts.

LL Past - Volume 28
Listening Log - Past | January 15th, 2020

A handful of average albums don our Listening Log this week, including Joanna Wang's lone curiosity, Belle & Sebastian's forgettable EP, and Pink Floyd's most ambitious project.

LL Past - Volume 27
Listening Log - Past | January 10th, 2020

The Listening Log for 2020's second week features six solid records. Here we entertain two foreign artists, Os Mutantes and Ninos du Brasil, and an underground curiosity.

LL Past - Volume 26
Listening Log - Past | January 1st, 2020

Six albums from past decades to ring in 2020, including our on-going quest through Nick Cave, Legendary Pink Dots, and Tim Hecker. Along with Sigur Rós' best record.

LL Past - Volume 25
Listening Log - Past | December 25th, 2019

Merry Christmas Part Two! DoD reviews three albums this week, all without much fanfare. An ambitious, forward-thinking Experimental Hip-Hop record helms the group.

LL Past - Volume 24
Listening Log - Past | December 11th, 2019

Five albums reviewed this week, with drastically-different backgrounds. All-time greats The Beatles and Pink Floyd match with relative unknowns Ama Divers and Sora.

LL Past - Volume 23
Listening Log - Past | December 5th, 2019

Another excellent Post-Rock record from Do Make Say Think, curiously off-putting Traditional Pop from the 50's, and Nick Cave's version of 80's covers dominate this week.

LL Past - Volume 22
Listening Log - Past | November 28th, 2019

Four albums this week, all released since the turn of the century. Katie Dey's under-appreciated gem, a Mount Eerie spark, and Múm's breakout dominate Listening Log 22.

LL Past - Volume 21
Listening Log - Past | November 20th, 2019

This week we have Mikko Joensuu invoking the power of Christ through Neo-Psychedelia, The Legendary Pink Dots finding their groove, and Jenny Hval's abstruse singing.

LL Past - Volume 20
Listening Log - Past | November 13th, 2019

Three more reviews from the past this week, including another excellent and underrated release from Bruno Pernadas and arguably The Beatles' worst LP, despite acclaim elsewhere.

LL Past - Volume 19
Listening Log - Past | November 6th, 2019

Three albums this week, and two from a world originating outside of music. One, Hadestown, from Broadway. Two, Over The Garden Wall, from Cartoon Network. Both rich in style.

LL Past - Volume 18
Listening Log - Past | October 30th, 2019

It's a Rock week for Listening Log, as all five records have something to do with the genre. Krautrock, Alternative Rock, and Experimental Rock make their home here.

LL Past - Volume 17
Listening Log - Past | October 23rd, 2019

Another rather weak week (tongue-twister) for music from the past, with only three albums reviewed including two from Mount Eerie and Polvo that tested my patience.

LL Past - Volume 16
Listening Log - Past | October 16th, 2019

Rock and Pop from three different decades dominate this week's reviews. One of Pink Floyd's magnum opuses, The Clientele's shaky debut, and a Belle & Sebastian EP to boot.

LL Past - Volume 15
Listening Log - Past | October 9th, 2019

Just three albums this week, but the range in quality is remarkable. One of my favorite listening experiences of 2019 with Bruno Pernadas sits alongside one of my least favorite.

LL Past - Volume 14
Listening Log - Past | October 2nd, 2019

80's weirdo Punk, 10's Abstract Hip-Hop, and two 90's Alternative Rock efforts on the Lo-Fi dominate this week's Listening Log Past. Nothing sensational, nothing outright bad.

LL Past - Volume 13
Listening Log - Past | September 25th, 2019

Two seminal underground 90's Twee Pop artists both begin and end their careers, with Quickspace and Heavenly. Tim Hecker's Ambient and Death Valley Girls' Punk round things out.

LL Past - Volume 12
Listening Log - Past | September 18th, 2019

A wide range of reviews this week, spanning five decades and many iterations of Rock. From The Beatles' exploratory phase to Do Make Say Think's late stage 00's Post-Rock.

LL Past - Volume 11
Listening Log - Past | September 11th, 2019

Tons of albums reviewed this week, running the gamut of my music knowledge. Hip-Hop, Rock, Ambient, Electronic, Pop. All of it, and more, is featured in Volume 11.

LL Past - Volume 10
Listening Log - Past | September 3rd, 2019

A disappointing debut from a relatively obscure 90's Rock outfit before blossoming and a sterling look into a corrupted mind through Death Industrial compose our reviews this week.

LL Past - Volume 9
Listening Log - Past | August 29th, 2019

90's Rock galore in this volume of Listening Log. From the sweet and sincere Belle & Sebastian to the visceral and rabid Polvo, with more unorthodox styles in-between.

LL Past - Volume 8
Listening Log - Past | August 20th, 2019

Plenty of albums this week from all walks of life and all levels of quality. There's modern Shoegaze, vintage Art Rock, lovable Twee Pop, distant Ambient, and more in this Listening Log.

LL Past - Volume 7
Listening Log - Past | August 12th, 2019

Six albums this week, with two greats. One from The Clientele and their idealized Dream Pop, the other Do Make Say Think and their curious look into euphoric Post-Rock.

LL Past - Volume 6
Listening Log - Past | August 6th, 2019

Two projects from the Montreal Post-Rock scene, including my final foray into GY!BE, lead this Listening Log. An under-appreciated Big Thief EP rounds things out for the odd, outcast week.

LL Past - Volume 5
Listening Log - Past | July 28th, 2019

A cow-themed week, for some reason. First Spellling's Mazy Fly, not Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother. Joining that unusual LP is a slew of Rock-oriented projects.

LL Past - Volume 4
Listening Log - Past | July 22nd, 2019

Quickspace align all forms of 90's Alternative Rock. The Antlers descend further into their pits of despondent Slowcore. And Ween make a mockery of depression with off-brand humor.

LL Past - Volume 3
Listening Log - Past | July 18th, 2019

The Kinks create idealistic nostalgia. Long Fin Killie uses alternative means to express his homosexuality. And Standing On The Corner make a sprawling opus detailing NYC's streets.

LL Past - Volume 2
Listening Log - Past | July 11th, 2019

Velvet Underground's John Cale expands his reach. Matana Roberts creates a modern experience about America's darkest history. And Kevin Abstract romanticizes adolescence.

LL Past - Volume 1
Listening Log - Past | July 2nd, 2019

Algiers incite a revolution through Gospel. tUnE-yArDs thrives with her humble, innocent debut. And Julee Cruise seeps further into the Twin Peaks universe.

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