Reviews

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

Julien Baker Embraces the Darkness on Little Oblivions

When Julien Baker toured in support of 2017’s delicately devastating Turn Out The Lights, her audiences stood suspended in time.
Bobby Olivier / February 24, 2021

On TYRON, slowthai Looks in a Cracked Mirror

TYRON, the sophomore album of UK rapper Tyron Frampton—aka slowthai—takes the scathing perspective of his debut, Nothing Great About Britain, and turns it…
Tomas Miriti Pacheco / February 10, 2021

Hayley Williams’ Flowers For Vases/Descansos Is Her Saddest, Quietest Music Yet

With her surprise LP, Flowers For Vases/Descansos, Hayley Williams has forgone further pop experimentation, instead clinging to a raw…
Bobby Olivier / February 9, 2021

Foo Fighters Swing for the Stadium (Again) on Medicine at Midnight

After 25 years—and 10 big ol’ rock albums—the only concerning factor regarding new Foo Fighters material should be this: How will it play live?
Bobby Olivier / February 4, 2021

Taylor Swift’s Evermore Is an Undeniable Folk-Pop Masterpiece

Somehow.  Somehow, as the most psychologically daunting year of our lives refuses to loosen its grip, Taylor Swift continues to create with abandon,…
Bobby Olivier / December 11, 2020

Clearbody Up Their Game With One More Day

North Carolina’s Clearbody are starting fresh. Formed as Dollhands in 2019, the band shed their gritty sound, went through a lineup change and…
Danielle Chelosky / December 3, 2020

Miley Cyrus Embraces Her Rock Star Destiny on Plastic Hearts

"It was ALL erased," Miley Cyrus wrote in a letter to fans last month, explaining how the 2018 wildfire that destroyed…
Bobby Olivier / November 27, 2020

Ariana Grande Delivers Sultry Yet Forgettable R&B on Positions

Sultry and uninhibited, Positions is Ariana Grande’s first album to unequivocally give no fucks.  Now well beyond the maelstrom of tabloids…
Bobby Olivier / October 30, 2020

Magic Oneohtrix Point Never Is a Surrealist FM Broadcast for the Alt-Pop Age

For more than 50 years, electronic music has unofficially signified the future. It was an Italian futurist, Luigi Russolo, who first conceived of…
Zach Schonfeld / October 29, 2020

Bruce Springsteen’s Letter to You Is a Prayer of Strength and Resilience in the Face of Death

In 2018, Bruce Springsteen stood at the bedside of George Theiss. He’d come to say goodbye to his lifelong friend, the guy who’d dated his…
John Paul Bullock / October 20, 2020
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