Jan 17, 2017
In Rotation: High-Functioning Flesh, Slowdive, Drab Majesty, Box and the Twins (Review)
Minimalist industrial punk; the return of a shoegaze legend; dreamy inter-dimensional post-punk; and darkly lush pop from Germany.
Jan 12, 2017
Tsutomu Nihei Reveals His Next Manga Series, Aposimz
Aposimz contains plenty of Nihei trademarks plus a few tweaks that give it some unique flavor, too.
Jan 11, 2017
Watch Arcade Fire’s 2014 Performance of “Reflektor” at London’s Earls Court
It’s one of the best Arcade Fire songs to date — and a nice tease for their upcoming concert film.
Jan 10, 2017
Insides’ “Ghost Music” Is the Ambient Pop Duo’s First New Song in 16 Years
And it picks right up where their masterpiece, 1993’s Euphoria, left off.
Jan 8, 2017
This Tooth & Nail Records Catalog Is a ’90s Christian Music Time Capsule
I’d spend hours poring over catalogs like these, trying to decide what music to buy with my meager college paychecks.
Jan 3, 2017
Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame! Is a Beautifully Nightmarish Cyberpunk Epic (Review)
Vertical Comics’ excellent reprint captures all of the engrossing and unsettling detail in Nihei’s intricate artwork.
Jan 2, 2017
Opus in Numbers (2016 Edition)
2016 was actually a pretty good year — at least as far as Opus’ analytics were concerned.
Dec 31, 2016
My Favorite Songs of 2016
2016 sucked in many ways. But there was beautiful music to be heard in the midst of the year’s ugliness.
Dec 29, 2016
My Favorite Christ and Pop Culture Articles of 2016
Obviously, I’m a little biased, but I was once again impressed by the site’s depth and breadth of coverage.
Dec 29, 2016
25 Albums (and 1 Reissue) I’m Looking Forward to Hearing in 2017
One of my favorite albums gets reissued and several great shoegaze/noise-pop acts return with promises of new music.
Dec 27, 2016
Attack on Titan’s Second Season Reveals “The New Darkest Day in Humanity’s History”
The human-devouring giants are back, along with more existential dread, bloody melodrama, and high-flying action.