It's possible that over the past several weeks you've noticed the reviews slow to a trickle around these parts. We had our reasons! Cookies weren't involved! Okay, maybe they were! All of us at Tripwire HQ are pleased to introduce to you today a new chapter in our "take" on music criticism—by handing over the keys. Starting this week and every Tuesday hereafter, we'll be posting a full album stream through our friends over at LaLa. What we'd like you to do is lend us your brainwaves and tweet whatever crosses your mind while listening. Maybe there's a riff you can't get out of your head. A lyric? A moment? An image? If you're feeling ambitious, spend your 124 characters reviewing the record as a whole. Just toss those tweets over to us at @thetripwire and by the end of the week, we'll cobble together and share the beautiful mess of a madlib it creates. Or, if you're a complete Luddite/TwitterHater, you can just leave a review in the comments section. We're flexible. You're the boss now.
After releasing a string of fantastic singles, New Jersey lo-fi standouts Real Estate have just debuted their first proper full-length. See why we think it rules and then see if you agree.