All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge

All We Love We Leave Behind

October 8, 2012

Hardcore Punk

What Converge has always done masterfully is to fuse the cyclonic, mosh-pit chaos of punk with the unrelenting precision of thrash, and blistering cuts like "Vicious Muse," "Shame in the Way," and "Sparrow's Fall" deliver that mission statement in bloody, two minute bursts that further cements the group's reputation as the Webster's definition of American hardcore.

- James Monger

While You Weren't Looking

Caitlin Cary

While You Weren't Looking

2002

Alternative Country-Rock

While Ryan Adams is getting plenty of press for his new album, let's remember he wasn't the only major talent in the band Whiskeytown. Caitlin Cary proved she was more than just a fiddler on 2002's While You Were Out, a lovely set of pop-oriented alt-country that showcased her skills as a lead vocalist and songwriter. On numbers like "Please Don't Hurry Your Heart, "What Will You Do," and "Pony," Cary's work suggests she had a lot more to do with her old band's greatest than she was given credit for at the time.

- Mark Deming