Posts By: Jennifer Lebbert

Real Estate grows up

Real Estate returns with their third album Atlas in a way that feels much like visiting home after a long, life-altering absence. Going to college, getting married, having kids. Growing up. The New Jersey band, known for a sound that is cheerily nostalgic of the breezy feel of the Beach Boys, comes back with a… Read more »

With Former Lives, Gibbard proves too good for his own good

Former Lives is a lovely album that’s easy to listen to. I can admit that it’s the daunting expectations of listeners like me that sabotage perfectly adequate music produced by more-than-adequate musicians. This time around, Mr. Gibbard, you’re just too good for your own good.