The Clash

The Clash

1977

British Punk

More than a few albums from the first wave of UK punk lack the bite and sense of danger they had when they were first released, but the Clash's 1977 debut album is not one of them. If some of the issues at hand have changed, many have not, and the passion and ferocity of Joe Strummer and Mick Jones's vocals is still a standard by which great rock & roll can be judged.

- Mark Deming

Goon

Heaven Is Humming

July 19, 2019

Indie Rock

The first full-length effort from the Los Angeles-based group led by multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Kenny Becker, Heaven Is Humming administers a healthy dose of '90s nostalgia via a confectionary blend of lo-fi post-punk, grunge, and Pavement-y indie rock. For fans of sinewy melodies that favor left turns but never abandon their melodic intent.

- James Monger