Monday, September 9 2013
A redrawing of black, gender and female sexual politics for the 21st century on this brilliantly realised album by one of the world's most innovative and important musicians.
Friday, September 6 2013
Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.
Thursday, September 5 2013
The spirit of Kyuss lives on through Peace, even though it doesn't shine as bright as it used to -- or should.
Monday, August 26 2013
Singer/songwriter Valerie June breaks through capably on Pushin’ Against a Stone.
Wednesday, August 21 2013
A safe, solid deliverance from White Lies, but nothing spectacular.
Tuesday, August 20 2013
Paradise Valley confirms that the country rock of 2012's Born & Raised was no one-off, and more importantly it demonstrates that this is the music John Mayer was meant to make all along. All these years later, the Mellow Mafia has a new capo.
Monday, August 5 2013
The generous reverb endows every riff with a neon glow and the smell of cheeseburgers and fries served on an open car windowsill.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
The Bright Spots may not break new ground, but it's much more than a mere throwback. It's too confident, too accomplished, and quite simply too good to be dismissed or denied.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
Forget Penance Soiree. With Slave Vows, the Icarus Line has made rock 'n' roll that isn’t concerned with being “revivalist” or anything else of the sort. It just is, which is to say thrilling and vital in the way rock music should be.
Tuesday, June 25 2013
Over-enthused eclecticism and a lack of focus cause I Love You. to fall short too often.