Being the rabid prairie dog readers you all are, you’ve obviously already read Mason Pitzel’s review of the new Japandroids album, Celebration Rock. If not, have a read then roll over to NPR, who’ve got a stream of the album — along with a fine essay by Stephen Thompson — and see for yourself what you think of the new one from the noisy Canadian duo.
You know what? There are actually a bunch of streams for albums from this issue’s reviews section. In fact, you can listen to all of them for free. The Dan MacRae-reviewed Hope in a Dirty City by Japandroids tourmate Cadence Weapon is over at Exclaim!, while Stereogum has Grass Widow and King Tuff covered. (My computer is being a little difficult, so I’m hoping those last two are still working.)