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Grayson Haver Currin on the State of His Art (with an Appearance by Gabriel Kahane)

Grayson Haver Currin reviewing a Gabriel Kahane album might just be the rare case of the reviewer being equally as well-known as the reviewed. After all, GHC, along with his wife Tina, are a fair degree of Internet Famous for… Continue Reading →

Invest in The Family Crest – The War: Act I

Lately, choosing a movie to see in the theater has become a value-based decision. Not in a matinee-price-vs-primetime-price kind of way, but in terms of the viewer’s value system. A number of movies this year have been cash-stormed through a… Continue Reading →

We Critique Music Critics: Pitchfork Hates Luluc, But Why?

For those many, many souls not in The Know, Luluc are a gentle Australian duo who play über-low-key tunes with a peaceful hippy-hint of the winter of ’69 canyon sound. It’s a thoroughly relaxing listening experience, and it really, really… Continue Reading →

5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: David C. Casey Edition

Q2 has officially ended, and the panic sets in. Have we gotten our requisite quarterly amount of clicks?! We’ve spent so many weeks breathlessly covering Kanye’s antics and dissecting everything through a Trumpian lens, we’ve almost forgotten entirely about our… Continue Reading →

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian: Reaching For Betterment Through Lucifer’s Light

To know the Norwegian symphonic black metal masterminds, Dimmu Borgir, in this particular moment as they storm toward the third decade of their blackened existence, one must know the tragic loss that transfigured them after their satantastic 2007 album, In… Continue Reading →

Natalie Prass Critical Round-Up and P4K’s Olivia Horn-Penned Op-Ed

Sometimes a good press kit will set up your album for some easy reviews. Maybe this makes the reviewers happier (since their narrative is comfortably preconceived for them) and hopefully it ends up getting your artist a more positive review. But it… Continue Reading →

Lord Huron – Vide Noir

People may be wary of or fascinated by a good transformation story, but the best kind of transformation, one that *everyone* should jump up and down about, is the step-by-step process of an artist honing their sound over the course… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Alfred Soto of Pitchfork on Twerp Verse by Speedy Ortiz

Just like your favorite bands might drop an album that feels like a contractual obligation or a general swing-and-a-whiff, music critics can suffer from the same malaise. Previously commended by The Niche for his review work on The Cars, Alfred… Continue Reading →

Nostalgia Battle! Olden Yolk – S/T vs. Post Animal – When I Think Of You In A Castle

The crew at Niche Appeal has an ear firmly planted to the ground of music’s past, but to many of us (myself included), certain new bands roll out a rainbow of amorphous Nostalgia Sounds that take us to a place… Continue Reading →

Hiss-Scream Alert! Rolo Tomassi – Time Will Die and Love Will Bury It

Warning: This record features vocal cord-lacerating hiss-screams. If you fear the extremes of the human voice, hide under a blanket now.   Rolo Tomassi could be from anywhere (They’re from Sheffield, England, but try to find proof of that in the… Continue Reading →

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