Monday, April 6 2015
Young Fathers’ radicalization of pop is important and thrilling.
Submitted for your approval, Big Data presents a dark dance-pop album written by NSA agents and sentient surveillance machinery.
Will Hoge is rapidly positioning himself between those two pillars of populist rock, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp.
Dutch Uncles' fourth album is slightly more pop-oriented and immediate than previous efforts but still bound to the band’s abstract vision.
The British singer-songwriter returns with a wide range of styles to conquer our imaginations. The result? A partial victory.
Fractal Mirror's sophomore set reaffirms the Dutch band's sophisticated sensibilities and makes a stunning step forward.
Friday, April 3 2015
Godspeed You! Black Emperor deals in catharsis, which the world needs as much now as it ever has.
A headphone trip for the ages, Primrose Green is a diaphanous tapestry that envelops our musical history.
Reissue of the British dream-rock band's 2001 compilation, to "celebrate" their current reunion. As ever, the back half of Ride's career nearly spoils the party.
This is a record of top-notch power pop that’s a strong candidate for one of 2015’s best in its genre.
An Irish singer-songwriter learns how the shine of her voice can transform angst into maturity.
Thursday, April 2 2015
Escape From Evil is a reminder that all things in life are always filled with the potential to vanish completely in an instant.
Call this beautiful record what you will: late-night or rainy-day music. Whatever, it demands active listening.
From the vaults come 14 unreleased tracks by the beloved Cuban ensemble.
Ólafur Arnalds and Alice Sara Ott join forces on a genre-defining rendition of some of Chopin's greatest compositions.
This fondly remembered alt-country band comes back in an impressive way.
Wednesday, April 1 2015
These indie giants' recent two-night run at New York City's Webster Hall answers the question: what kind of band is Modest Mouse in 2015?
While the layers of their enigma are gradually peeled away, Death Grips still show how relentlessly messy and fascinating they can be on their first double-album.
Action Bronson takes the best ingredients of his acclaimed mixtapes, buffs them up with tighter production values and greater artistic focus, and produces his strongest statement yet.
Ringo sings praises to the past with obvious nods to nostalgia.