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Iceage’s Beyondless Bridges Their Past With a New Future

During their American live debut in 2011, the Copenhagen now post- but then simply punk band Iceage played a series of proper club gigs in…
Maria Sherman / May 7, 2018

Damien Jurado’s Stripped-Down The Horizon Just Laughed Is an Effortless Delight

If anyone resembles Richard Buckner, an alt-country musician who went full oracle twenty years into his career, it’s Damien Jurado. A taciturn sensitive-lumberjack type with…
Brian Howe / May 4, 2018

Dirty Computer Is a Typical Janelle Monáe Album, Except When It’s Not

Janelle Monáe occupies rarified air. She is an instantly recognizable face—magazine covers, Super Bowl commercials—but has no hit singles; a canonized…
Jordan Sargent / May 3, 2018

Unpacking the Delusional Pop Music of Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys

It’s impossible to look away: Post Malone is one of the most commercially consequential stars in pop music. His new album, Beerbongs and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 2, 2018

Grouper’s Grid of Points Finds the Warmth in Pianos

Pianos figure into Liz Harris’ 14-year run as Grouper only occasionally in dribs and drabs. Songs like the tolling, toiling "Giving it to You," from…
Raymond Cummings / April 26, 2018

Lord Huron Choose Melodrama Over Charm on the Enigmatic Vide Noir

It’s a claim sometimes made about Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, but more apt of Lord Huron’s Ben Schneider: The man could have made a fortune…
Anna Gaca / April 25, 2018

A Perfect Circle Are on Their Same Old Bullshit

Maynard Keenan: winemaker, Brazilian jiujitsu enthusiast, creator of numerous Tool songs longer than some hardcore albums--these are pastimes that require far more patience…
Ian Cohen / April 25, 2018

Review: Sleep’s Crushing Comeback The Sciences Is a 4/20 Miracle

Consider the bong rip. Easily the most ubiquitous sound in weed culture, this raspy sonic hallmark of water-pipe smoking is universally recognized as the stoner’s…
Zoe Camp / April 24, 2018

Ashley Monroe’s Sparrow is Tastefully Gorgeous, For Better or Worse

The sturdy 14½ " x  14½" x 3½" hinged and burn-engraved wooden box enclosing vinyl Ashley Monroe album, CD, ¾-sleeve sweatshirt, and press kit that…
Chuck Eddy / April 24, 2018

J. Cole’s KOD Is a Commendable Examination of Addiction

From a young age, most of us are bombarded with Miss Othmar-styled messages cautioning us away from the Bad Things: drugs (D.A.R.E.), sex (run-of-the-mill sex…
Briana Younger / April 23, 2018

Tinashe’s Joyride Is Better Than Expected Given the Drama

Tinashe is an artist in limbo. Since her 2014 debut Aquarius, she has released a long line of one-off…
Israel Daramola / April 18, 2018

Cardi B Defines Herself on the Joyous, Versatile Invasion of Privacy

Ever since "Bodak Yellow" catapulted Cardi B from the domain of Love and Hip Hop stalwarts and mixtape stans into the stratospherical, late-night-viewing mainstream, diehard…
Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / April 17, 2018

Mr. Fingers Can Still Make the Dancefloor Quake

Back in 1992, Sade Adu personally asked Larry Heard to produce her next album, something her label rejected out of hand. And with that, the…
Andy Beta / April 16, 2018

Thirty Seconds to Mars Reinvent Themselves as Imagine Dragons on America

We arguably haven’t had an entertainer who was a superstar in both film and music since the heyday of Will Smith and J.Lo. Justin Timberlake…
Al Shipley / April 13, 2018

Hayley Kiyoko’s Expectations Doesn’t Live Up to the Anticipation

Hayley Kiyoko released her first solo music five years ago, but there’s a decent chance you’ve only heard of her recently. A former child…
Anna Gaca / April 12, 2018
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