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Review: New Energy Is a Mellow, Mesmerizing Addition to Four Tet’s Visionary Catalog

Four Tet, the English polymath electronic musician also known as Kieran Hebden, started releasing dance music in 2010. That was the year of There…
Andy Cush / October 6, 2017

Review: R.E.M. – Automatic For the People

Pop culture can turn on you, and R.E.M. doesn't want us kids to forget it. "Drive," the first single from Automatic For the People, with…
Charles Aaron / October 5, 2017

Review: Marilyn Manson Doesn’t Have Anything New to Say on the Bombastic Heaven Upside Down

Marilyn Manson writes songs that he fights and fucks to—or at least that’s what he’d like us to believe. With all…
Saby Reyes-Kulkarni / October 5, 2017

Review: Wolf Parade’s Cry Cry Cry Is a Dark and Beautiful Reunion Record

If you’re just going to put on sheep’s clothing, what’s the point of being a wolf? Among the Canadian bands who took a big bite…
Brian Howe / October 5, 2017

Review: Miley Cyrus’ Younger Now Is Her Least Honest Album Ever

There’s no way to be as clumsy a celebrity as Miley Cyrus—to unknowingly become the purest example of white privilege in a time where the…
Jordan Sargent / October 4, 2017

Review: Protomartyr Are Vulnerable and Furious on Relatives in Descent

Is there any guitar band quite as raw as Protomartyr? Closer to Swans or Glenn Branca than their peers, Protomartyr stack…
Rob Arcand / October 3, 2017

Review: The Killers’ Shamelessly Glam Wonderful Wonderful Is Their Strongest Work In Years

At last I know: George Herbert is Brandon Flowers’ Rosetta Stone. Writing from the point of view of an object of sacramental importance…
Alfred Soto / October 2, 2017

Review: Torres Boldly Revamps Her Sound on the Mysterious, Expansive Three Futures

When you sign on to make your new album in the same place as your last one, you’re either afraid of change or you were…
Anna Gaca / September 29, 2017

Review: Moses Sumney’s Warm, Expressive AROMANTICISM Is Easy to Love

Though he’d already established his vitality as a songwriter, Moses Sumney truly hit a new benchmark in 2016 with the transformative "Lonely World." It’s…
Brian Josephs / September 29, 2017

Macklemore Learned His Lesson

Macklemore was never filmed carelessly uttering a racial slur, his career bonafides are stronger than "viral reality TV star," and he never recorded anything as…
Jeremy Gordon / September 27, 2017

Review: Mastodon Shed Their Harsh Edges on the Introspective Cold Dark Place

Over the span of their nearly 20-year career, Mastodon have consistently proven themselves to be masters of sonic reinvention. Not satisfied with merely elevating the…
Arielle Gordon / September 27, 2017

Review: BTS Aren’t Sure Where They Want to Go on the Entertaining But Uneven Love Yourself: Her

Anyone who lived through K-pop before 2015 and the advent of streaming can document the forced, ill-fated English-language collaborations with fading stars and the aggressive,…
Monique Melendez / September 25, 2017

Review: Björk – Homogenic

The singer throws up lyrics about pursuit and desertion. A snare drum lightly skips across a series of bass pinpoints, an organic foundation unthinkable before…
James Hunter / September 22, 2017

Review: Open Mike Eagle’s Righteous Brick Body Kids Still Daydream Weighs the Human Cost of Urban Renewal

On his latest album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream, Open Mike Eagle is not just an everyman rapper but the superhero Iron Hood, armed with…
Brian Josephs / September 20, 2017

Review: Foo Fighters Continue to Preach the Gospel of Modern Rock on Concrete and Gold

They may have taken their name from an old term for UFOs, but the Foo Fighters have always been a down-to-earth bunch. It isn’t so…
Zoe Camp / September 19, 2017
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