Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Sounds Like: Ken Stringfellow, former frontman for the Posies and Big Star, makes a Norwegian garage rock record that kicks with ’70s sleeze-metal edge and attitude.
Free Association: They should wear tight bulge-showing pants and aviators.
For Fans Of: Zep x Grinderman, Queens of the Stone Age, no frills.
Best of Gloucester County
Sounds Like: The first record from the Christian collective in five years; they try to cloak their Godliness in cooky noise with choruses and kitchen-sink instrumentation.
Free Association: Even if you’re agnostic, you can smell Jesus seeping out of your iTunes.
For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens x Deerhoof, Starlight Mints, abs, loincloths.
PW's Music Issue 2014