Reviews

PS I Love You Shred Mightily on ‘For Those Who Stay’

Being a guitar hero in 2014 seems only slightly less quaint than being a cheese maker, and at least people still actually pay for cheese.
By: Michael Tedder / July 18, 2014

Madlib Chops the Rock on Underwhelming ‘Rock Konducta Vol. 2′

Otis Jackson Jr. isn't out of ideas, no way. The 40 year-old producer, record collector and dispenser of annual beat tapes operates like a subscriptio…
By: Dan Weiss / July 17, 2014

Marsha Ambrosius Flaunts Her Rap&B Bona Fides on ‘Friends & Lovers’

Ever since her days adding soulful gravitas to poet Natalie Stewart's gravely raps as part of the early '00s British neosoul duo Floetry, Marsha Ambrosiu…
By: Anupa Mistry / July 17, 2014

Moz Gives Old Age the Finger on ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’

Thirty-plus years in the music business haven't changed what makes Morrissey tick: He still relishes railing against social injustice, and still quite audibly enjoys the…
By: Barry Walters / July 16, 2014

Jack Antonoff Wants to Get Better on Bleachers’ Couch Trip, ‘Strange Desire’

If you are of a certain age — and, arguably, of a certain socio-economic demographic — it's possible you have a friend like Jack Antonoff.
By: Michael Tedder / July 14, 2014

Emo Forefathers Braid Return Triumphantly with the Hook-Drenched ‘No Coast’

Braid frontman Bob Nanna wouldn't offend most emo haters. He's neither too earnest nor too oblique. He might savor the generational obscurity of a title…
By: Dan Weiss / July 10, 2014

Wolves in the Throne Room Deliver the Calm, Skip the Storm, on ‘Celestite’

Wolves in the Throne Room's last full-length, 2011's Celestial Lineage, was a marvel of black metal signifiers mixed with some seriously beautiful touches calmly flowing…
By: Robert Ham / July 8, 2014

Prolific Hitmaker Sia Reclaims the Spotlight on ‘1000 Forms of Fear’

The Australian singer-songwriter Sia Furler has had one of her works score the ending of a prestige TV show; she's released five studio albums, a…
By: Maura Johnston / July 7, 2014

Frankie Rose Offshoot Beverly Work Out Shimmering Dream-Pop on ‘Careers’

Sometimes a song is so good it becomes a crazed obsession. Example: The nearly-perfect "All the Things," from the debut outing by Brooklyn's Beverly, a…
By: Jon Young / July 1, 2014

Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde Pursue Oblique Strategies on ‘High Life’ and ‘Someday World’

When Brian Eno and Underworld frontman Karl Hyde got together to record Someday World, released in May, they intended to create in the experimental mode…
By: Barry Walters / July 1, 2014
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