Reviews

Review: Jason Derulo Is Better Than ‘Bad,’ He’s Good on ‘Everything Is 4′

For a man who’s best-known for singing his name enough times to fill an hour, Jason Desrouleaux’s music really ascended when he decided it needed…
By: Dan Weiss / June 1, 2015

Review: A$AP Rocky Stays Too High to Die on ‘At.Long.Last.A$AP’

There are a whole lotta cooks in A$AP Rocky’s kitchen: five executive producers (including himself), plus a couple handfuls of other producers. So the fact…
By: Rebecca Haithcoat / May 29, 2015

SPIN Rap Report: Future Raps Way Past Pluto and Father Revives Snap

Lil Wayne's in a custody battle with Birdman over his soul, Jay Z's bricking with Tidal instead of rapping about pushing bricks, Kanye's taken the…
By: Drew Millard / May 29, 2015

Review: Mysterioso DIY Rapper Ka Becomes Dr. Yen Lo on ‘Days With Dr. Yen Lo’

Brownsville MC Ka is a man among Shmoney-dancing boys, but by historical accident, he’s never gotten to enjoy dignitary status. Instead, the rapper (and senior…
By: M.T. Richards / May 28, 2015

Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Welcomes the Private Into Public on the Kaleidoscopic ‘Multi-Love’

Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing…
By: Harley Brown / May 27, 2015

The Top Ten Moments at Movement Electronic Music Festival

There’s a rumor that Detroit’s Hart Plaza, which annually hosts hundreds of thousands of beats and bodies for the city’s long-running Movement Electronic Music Festival, alig…
By: Harley Brown / May 27, 2015

Review: Faith No More Leave Us Asking ‘What Is It?’ on ‘Sol Invictus’

Mike Patton retains his cult for making a 25-year career of Doing Whatever He Wants, less in the Tom Waits model than a more slovenly…
By: Dan Weiss / May 21, 2015

Review: Joanna Gruesome Create More Than Just Messy, Joyous Outbursts on ‘Peanut Butter’

Joanna Gruesome's debut 2013 full-length, Weird Sister, established the band as a spiritual descendent of both the early '90s K Records/Kill Rock Stars rosters and…
By: Annie Zaleski / May 21, 2015

Review: Holly Herndon Pioneers the Skype Breakup Album With ‘Platform’

The twitchy, cyborg kineticisms that Holly Herndon has dripped out over the last few years can project something of a desolate exterior. Like a foreboding…
By: Colin Joyce / May 20, 2015

Review: EDM Titan Zedd’s Orchestral Expansion Lacks Direction on ‘True Colors’

Blame it on the self-perpetuating myth of the "sophomore slump," but massively successful artists have more to lose on their second effort than their debut. In the…
By: Harley Brown / May 20, 2015
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