Reviews

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

Trey Songz Is Superbly Seductive on ‘Trigga,’ Equates Cake With [Redacted]

With his sixth album Trigga, Trey Songz returns, ribald and ready, to swat middling crooners out of his lane. Ty Dolla $ign, Future, Justin Bieber,…
By: Anupa Mistry / June 30, 2014

Yoshimi Battles the Gongbangers on OOIOO’s ‘Gamel’

The nomadic odyssey into parts unknown that Yoshimi — drummer colossus for iconic Japanoise experimental aliens Boredoms — has embarked on has been a face-ripping…
By: Brad Cohan / June 30, 2014

Craig Leon Reissues His Techno-Futurist Masterpiece, ‘Nommos / Visiting’

Originally released in 1980, Craig Leon's Nommos bridged worlds in unlikely ways. Here we had an artist who had worked as a producer on some…
By: Philip Sherburne / June 25, 2014

How To Dress Well Opens a Vein, Bleeds Turbulent R&B on ‘”What Is this Heart?'”

Having grown up loving both the introspective side of ‘90s R&B and the emo side of pop-punk, Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, want…
By: Barry Walters / June 25, 2014
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