Music Article

Albums: Nov. 9/16, 2012

Reviews of the latest songs from Soundgarden, Angel Haze, and more

Soundgarden, King Animal
The grunge godfathers top-load their first full-length in 16 years with fast-paced sludgers like the tepid single ''Been Away Too Long''; skip to the latter half, home of Stonesian psych flourishes (''Attrition'') and a bluesy power ballad called, appropriately, ''Halfway There.'' BKyle Anderson

Angel Haze, Classick
The heavily hyped rapper just signed a major-label contract this summer, and her latest mixtape overflows with the confrontational swagger of a woman in hip-hop's turbulent trenches. ''Cleaning Out My Closet,'' a brutally graphic sexual-abuse narrative, is the sort of unforgettable calling card that turns underground heroes into mainstream phenoms. A-Kyle Anderson

Graveyard, Lights Out
Though they hail from the dark tundra of Sweden, Graveyard's scuzzy psychedelic metal is pure California desert. Their third album chugs like a Stockholm freight train with a Queens of the Stone Age caboose — barreling through the speedy head trip ''Endless Night'' and the swampy stomp ''The Suits, the Law & the Uniforms.'' A-Kyle Anderson

Originally posted Nov 02, 2012 Published in issue #1232-1233 Nov 09, 2012 Order article reprints