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5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: Dan Falatko Edition

Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier, Le Pacha: Lots of people were dissing on Record Store Day this year due to reasons I never bothered looking up, probably legitimate reasons, but that certainly didn’t stop RSD 2018 from dropping some way… 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 →

Both Directions At Once – The Lost John Coltrane Album Everybody’s Talking About

When I first heard that a recently discovered John Coltrane was being released, I didn’t have high expectations.  I mean, I’ve heard collectors state emphatically that if Coltrane farted on record, they’d listen.  I eschewed it, assuming that it was… 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 →

The Kurt Factor: Jealous Of The Birds & Courtney Barnett

2018 is a proving to be a stellar year for female artists and musicians. I am particularly moved by two of the innovative ladies with stellar records out this year, one whom is an Australian you may know well and… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: New Chvrches Record Is Dead On Arrival But Pitchfork Can’t Admit It

What, you can’t give a bad review to Chvrches? Mayberry and The Two Synth Dudes can’t be that powerful, can they? This band had, what, one surprise hit album maybe five summers ago? Then a less successful one maybe two… Continue Reading →

Who Did It Better: Little Wing… Hendrix Or Clapton

Dave D: Reading Dan’s insanely good article on The Layla Curse, I got to thinking on the track Little Wing, incessantly humming between the Hendrix and Clapton versions.  I recall Clapton’s version being on FM radio with pretty regular frequency… 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 →

Tarantüla – The Very Best Of Sex And Violence

Tarantüla makes me want to break shit.

Who Did It Better, Part I – All Along the Watchtower… Dylan or Hendrix

We at the Niche offices figured it was about time we present our first obligatory “Songs you didn’t know were covers (Except that everybody actually does know)” article.    But we’re going to leave the run-up-the-ad-impressions listicle-style article to the… Continue Reading →

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