Wednesday, March 18 2015
To Pimp a Butterfly is the result of one man’s sprawling journey, but it’s meant to empower us all to take our own.
Tracker is the sound of Mark Knopfler's consistency catching up with him. Again.
Though it loses some of its spectacle charm in the process, the audio adaptation of Kaki King's guitar showcase still bursts with masterclass talent.
Dying her hair white is sadly analogous to the record as a whole. She sounds quirky for the sake of being quirky.
Calling an album consisting of a dozen original songs traditional may seem strange, but Wood, Wire & Wood surely is. Blake pens story songs about past events and composes instrumentals with roots in an earlier period.
Tuesday, March 17 2015
In Howard the Duck #1, Zdarsky and Quinones get the most important things right. They get Howard right.
Top Five is one of the most original and satisfying comedies in years.
Subtlety is nowhere to be found on Twin Shadow's major label debut Eclipse. One thing is for certain though, George Lewis Jr. still has an undeniable knack for crafting a killer refrain.
The Undersea Network changes our imagination of communications infrastructure, revealing how culture, politics and geography interrelate in the global circulation of technology.
On the third full album from their side project, the guys from Grails deliver instrumental hip-hop with a dark side.
Everlasting Lane is an excellent reminder of how smart and intuitive children can be and how difficult childhood really is.
Wild Strawberries is Earth-minded space rock of its own kind, grounded in both American and European strains of psychedlia.
Kenny Wheeler finished his career and his life with a near-timid masterpiece.
On their new album, Medicine, the emotional bond is especially affecting, reinforcing the budding relationship they’ve nourished with their fans.
Monday, March 16 2015
Eatin' at Me is like Gurf Morlix is steering the sound through the side roads and avoiding any main thoroughfares as if to avoid notice.
Emma Frost teaches Jean Grey a few important lessons in unorthodox ways that feel oddly fitting.
On their latest tour Nickelback’s shtick rings hollower than usual -- and for this band, that’s saying something.
Even if Sony had pulled off a successful marketing gambit with The Interview, they couldn't have masked that this is a genuinely unfunny film.
Richard Kraft and Danielle Dutton's latest work is a visually stunning, intellectually perplexing postmodern comic.
Through a Lens Darkly surveys the often hidden or forgotten history of African Americans as photographic subjects as well as photographers.