Tuesday, July 29 2014
Jennifer Lopez has lost her steam since Rebirth. On her eighth album, she's never sounded so boring or flimsy.
Long known for performing commissioned works, PRISM Quartet release a double album of original material. It is staggeringly wonderful.
There's nothing groundbreaking from Minnesota punk rockers Banner Pilot on their fourth album, but it's a solid release from a solid bunch of dudes.
Monday, July 28 2014
The parents of the dead child declared that online gaming impaired their judgment, their comprehension, their fundamental life skills.
Noir isn't about deduction or reasoning. It's about shaking the trees and seeing what falls out. That's what these episodes are about.
Ororo Munroe is considered a goddess by many, but it's how she earns that title that makes her divine.
If metal is music’s loudest voice against oppression, then surely Mike "McBeardo" McPadden's is the loudest for obsession.
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers provide a blistering reminder of rock 'n' roll's subversive nature with Hypnotic Eye.
Utopia or Bust is only a book about utopia if you believe Marxism, in its purest and most evolved form, is a utopian answer to the ills of capitalism.
Late-'90s emo heroes Braid return with their first record in almost two decades.
Ed Sheeran certainly doesn't exceed expectations, but he delivers something that resembles a solid mish mash of genres and often cliche lyrics about romance and breakups.
50 Cent's latest album is more of the same old 50.
On his sixth recording, this young UK pianist based in New York brings his trio into a fully improvised encounter with British avant-garde saxophone legend Evan Parker.
Fans of Nils Frahm must be introduced to Otto A Totland, whose delicate piano melodies will forever feel like home.
Sunday, July 27 2014
A paean to the virtue of arrested development lurks at the core, here, which may be predictable. After all, we’re talking about a Lifetime original movie.
Friday, July 25 2014
This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.
Sweating and bleeding, swinging maces and destroying architecture, Hercules imposes his will by way of his body, the legend becoming a truth in spite of itself.
Stanley rejects the very notion of an afterlife, bitterly noting, like so many Woody Allen characters before him, that our current existence is all we get.
Chalice provided the grooviest kicks seen along old Route 66 in some time.