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Review: Tink Brings an Album to a Mixtape Fight on ‘Winter’s Diary 3′

Winter’s Diary 3 is Tink’s sixth mixtape, but, much like the previous installments in the Winter’s Diary series, it feels more like a finished album…
Jes Skolnik / August 7, 2015

Review: Chelsea Wolfe Plumbs New Depths on ‘Abyss’

Between references to the River Styx, lamentations of psychic emptiness, and the terrors of our own uncontrollable emotions, Chelsea Wolfe finds calm on “Crazy Love,”…
Harley Brown / August 5, 2015

Review: Omar Souleyman Slows the Party to a Crawl on ‘Bahdeni Nami’

First thing you notice about Omar Souleyman’s second studio album (and kajillionth when you count his live catalog) is the tempo. Bahdeni Nami’s opening “Mawal…
Dan Weiss / August 4, 2015

Review: Mac DeMarco Cleans Up His Act on ‘Another One’

Indie rock’s favorite merry prankster — the Bizkit-covering, self-violating, gap-toothed, boy-king Mac DeMarco — has another collection of chewy guitar-pop treats to share.
Colin Joyce / August 3, 2015

Review: Titus Andronicus Make the Excessive Impressive on ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’

Rock operas are an inherently dicey proposition. Have the right themes, tools, and ability, and you could wind up with a masterpiece that people will…
Ryan Leas / July 30, 2015

Review: Migos Prove Their Staying Power on ‘Yung Rich Nation’

“Trap Funk,” one of the last songs on Migos’ long-awaited proper debut, Yung Rich Nation, is glorious. Horns dance, a big, boozy bassline booms like the…
Rebecca Haithcoat / July 29, 2015

Review: Alessandro Cortini Spirals Upward on Luminous ‘Risveglio’

Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for…
Colin Joyce / July 27, 2015

Review: Ducktails Stay Low-Key Groovy on ‘St. Catherine’

“Head banging in the mirror / Wish I could see so much clearer,” Matt Mondanile sings over crisply mechanized percussion and sun-warmed six-strings on “Headbanging,” the…
Harley Brown / July 24, 2015

Review: Wilco Do Without Trying on ‘Star Wars’

It’s now been over a decade since Wilco released A Ghost Is Born, the band’s highly anticipated follow up to its 2002 opus, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Jonathan Bernstein / July 23, 2015

Review: The Lurid Pill-Popping and Flip-Flopping of Future’s ‘Dirty Sprite 2′

Nobody has ever gotten laid by announcing that they were going to wear shoes while f—king. The mental image of someone nude, except for their…
Drew Millard / July 22, 2015
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