Reviews

On Disco!, MIKE Shares a Glimmer of Hope

Disco!, the latest release from the experimental New York rapper MIKE, builds upon his somber but virtuosic style, exploring new lyrical and musical…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / June 21, 2021

Foo Fighters Reopen Madison Square Garden With Musical Medicine for the Masses

Lyrics to the Foo Fighters’ opening aural salvo summed up a historic night and extraordinary experience: "It’s times like these you learn to live again."
Katherine Turman / June 21, 2021

Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road

Premiering this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, along comes another film about Brian Wilson. Is there more to be said about this cornerstone of…
Brad Auerbach / June 15, 2021

Mndsgn Savors Life’s Small Moments on Rare Pleasure

On Rare Pleasure, his third release for Stones Throw Records, Mndsgn evolves from his role as acclaimed beat-maker to focus on vocals, songwriting and arrangements.
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / June 4, 2021

Déjà Vu at 50: Looking Back at Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s Folk Classic

One of the most beloved albums by The Beatles was their eponymous double-disc set. It was crafted by the individual members mostly separately, with occasional…
Brad Auerbach / May 27, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo Doubles Down on Teen Angst With Sour

Being a teenager still fucking sucks and Olivia Rodrigo is here to tell us all about it.  That’s really the thesis…
Bobby Olivier / May 24, 2021

Mannequin Pussy Haven’t Lost Any of Their Luster on Perfect

Since 2019, the Philadelphia-based punk band Mannequin Pussy has been operating on another level. They began working with prolific emo producer Will Yip, moved to…
Grant Sharples / May 20, 2021

St. Vincent Finally Takes a Breath on Daddy’s Home

St. Vincent’s seventh album is her first ever to feel like an exhale, as the patently ambitious songwriter shrewdly forgoes much of the brazen —…
Bobby Olivier / May 13, 2021

Weezer’s Van Weezer Is Hard-Rock Cosplay

In a 2019 interview, Weezer ringleader Rivers Cuomo spoke about their most recent self-titled album at the time, Weezer (a.k.a. the…
Grant Sharples / May 4, 2021

The Growing Pains of AG Club’s Fuck Your Expectations

Favorably compared to A$AP Mob and Odd Future for their versatile sound and offbeat, self-made visuals, the Avant-Garde Club (AG Club)…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / May 3, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Fearless Re-Recording Is a Thrilling Timewarp

Before we start, a note: There really is no precedent for what Taylor Swift is doing.  Sure, artists have re-recorded bits and pieces…
Bobby Olivier / April 9, 2021

Evanescence Are Stronger and Louder Than Ever

Strength has always been at the core of Evanescence. Since the group’s 1995 beginnings, vocalist/pianist Amy Lee has used her voice to reclaim something—usually herself—being…
Danielle Chelosky / March 24, 2021

Lana Del Rey Delivers Her Most Delicate Music Yet on Chemtrails Over the Country Club

By moniker alone, Chemtrails Over the Country Club would be considered a worthy new chapter in Lana Del Rey’s ongoing subversion of classic (see: myopic)…
Bobby Olivier / March 19, 2021

Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin Showcase a Cipher of Rising Talent on $mokebreak

$mokebreak, the second project of hip-hop duo Pink Siifu & Fly Anakin, trades the rich worldbuilding of their first album for a fast-paced exhibition of…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / March 18, 2021

Glitterer’s Life Is Not a Lesson Is an Existential, Idiosyncratic Party

The opening lyrics to Glitterer’s sophomore studio album Life Is Not a Lesson sound as if they’re straight from an old philosophical text written in…
Danielle Chelosky / February 26, 2021
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