Wednesday, November 12 2014
A bluesy howl of addictive beats, political fury, and hypnotic technique, the sequel to Run the Jewels' triumphant debut bests the original in every way.
Charles Atlas' 2006 tour documentary captures the depth, beauty, and complexity of Antony Hegarty’s artistic vision and her corollary mission for transgendered acceptance.
2:54 craft a weirdly woven tapestry of implied grunge, dream pop, and psychedelic folk in compelling sophomore record.
A long-lost acid folk classic crawls out from the Australian bush to blink its stoned eyes in the sun.
Childish Gambino flexes his immense talent and versatility on EP Kauai.
This is a record for the blue-haired crowd, but there’s enough here for those who like soul, R&B, and jazz rock to make Pemberton an appreciative force.
Tuesday, November 11 2014
After a few albums of focused hard rock, Trail of Dead confidently begins to reintegrate the more pop-oriented experimentations that killed their early '00s buzz.
Final Days is an uncompromising record played with the passion and conviction to back up its ambitious artistic vision.
For those ready to consider the the real meaning of Christmas rather than the crass commercial aspect, this is the holiday record for you.
Deftly penchant, heart rending, and thoughtful, Close Talker is certainly a band worth chatting about.
Jazz saxophonist Darius Jones has composed before, but you’ve never heard him make anything like this.
This was no doubt created for fans, but it serves as a decent introduction to the band's music anyway.
Monday, November 10 2014
After endless delays, the New York rapper finally drops her first album, a postmodern pop epic that aims to make an impression rather than please.
Jóhann Jóhannsson evokes the sound of space and time falling in love together... in the '60s.
Philip Selway's Weatherhouse is a somewhat more confident-sounding album from a songwriter no longer saddled with the weight of first impressions.
Paperwork is an album that doesn't have to be long to be expansive, but it's stuffed full of songs anyway. If you sift through them, you'll find some great moments, though, ones that suggest T.I.'s best days may not all be behind him.
This album is an ingenious and utterly natural blend of classical chamber music, jazz, and pop song craft that is a beautiful blend of what’s possible in today’s boundary-less musical world.
Prokofiev's only two violin sonatas get the reading of a lifetime.
Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers
Friday, November 7 2014
Musical chameleon continues to defy easy classification with his latest, the misleadingly titled Black Metal.