Reviews

Review: One Direction Hide in Plain Sight From Boy-Band History With ‘Four’

Four might seem like a boring title, if not an outright cliché at this point, for a new One Direction album. In fact,…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 20, 2014

Review: TV on the Radio Make Like Happy Idiots on the Breezy ‘Seeds’

From here, it looks like TV on the Radio's career pivoted the moment Kyp Malone growled, "Fuck your war / Because I'm fat and i…
By: Theon Weber / November 19, 2014

Review: Ariel Pink Makes Another Wondrous Mess With ‘pom pom’

As Ariel Pink has moved on from no-fi outsider artist to outspoken indie-pop A-lister, his public appearances have tended to skew a little weird. Not…
By: Colin Joyce / November 18, 2014

Review: Andy Stott’s Beautiful and Brutal Electronic Epic, ‘Faith in Strangers’

Manchester-based electronic producer Andy Stott saw his mainstream exposure (by jagged, ambient techno standards) double with 2012's Luxury Problems, his first album released since he gave…
By: Andrew Unterberger / November 17, 2014

Review: Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Is the Missing Link Between Dio And Big Star

These are weird times for alt-rock lifers. During a recent week-long residency on Late Show with David Letterman, the Foo Fighters hauled Zac Brown onstage…
By: Jason Gubbels / November 11, 2014

Review: Serengeti’s Emmy-Worthy ‘Kenny Dennis III’

The eternal paradox of Chicago rapper Serengeti is that his success is more akin to that of a show like Breaking Bad, and totally anomalou…
By: Dan Weiss / November 10, 2014

Review: Azealia Banks Silences Haters on Debut ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’

More than three years ago, Azealia Banks introduced her wonky and mystifying style with "212," the brashest hip-hop debut single in years. Today marked 1,151 day…
By: Brennan Carley / November 6, 2014

Review: Deerhoof’s Delightfully Wonky ‘La Isla Bonita’

Deerhoof is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year — just let that sink in for a minute. Now let's address the ageist elephant in the…
By: Rachel Brodsky / November 3, 2014

Review: Run the Jewels’ Incendiary ‘Run the Jewels 2′

In a decidedly low-key year for rabble-rousing rap, long-cranky stalwarts El-P and Killer Mike return as the incendiary duo Run the Jewels just in time…
By: Dan Weiss / October 28, 2014

Taylor Swift Gets Clean, Hits Reset on New Album ‘1989’

It takes all of about two measures to begin to get a sense of how much of a departure 1989 is for Taylor Swift. You…
By: Andrew Unterberger / October 28, 2014
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