Album Review: Priests – The Seduction of Kansas

By Maria Lubanovic, [Sister Polygon Records; 2019] Rating: 7.5/10 Key tracks: “The Seduction of Kansas”, “Good Time Charlie”, “Carol” Priests bring political power through twisted narrative lyrics and driving soundscapes, making their second LP on Sister Polygon, The Seduction of Kansas, a showcase of punk ideology and dirty rock riffs. Questions of bodily autonomy, motivation,…

ACRN’s Top 25 Albums of 2017

Tremendous year. 25 albums. The votes are in–here we go! 1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN., [Interscope / TDE; 2017] By Jon Fuchs, Music Director DAMN. is only further proof that Kendrick Lamar is one of the greatest rappers of our generation. Instead of creating another concept record like good kid, m.A.Ad. city or To Pimp a Butterfly,…

Album Review: Priests – Nothing Feels Natural

By Jon Fuchs, Music Director [Sister Polygon; 2017] Rating: 8.5/10 Key Tracks: “JJ,” “Nicki,” “Nothing Feels Natural” No record feels as relevant to today’s toxic political climate than Nothing Feels Natural, the debut full-length from DC punks Priests; but you can kind of say that about any other of their releases. From their start in…

What We’re Playing – Week of 1/16/17

To start this new semester off fresh, we added some killer new records to the ACRN rotation. The xx – I See You Their first album in five years, the indie-pop trio The xx follow their sophomore album Coexist with the long awaited I See You, which has them going in a richer, more exciting sound. The…