Bruce Springsteen’s Magic is one of his best, most cohesive albums, but it tends to get overlooked when considering his career. Here’s why it shouldn’t be.
September’s best metal albums feature Autopsy re-affirming death metal sovereignty, City of Caterpillar’s return to off-kilter post-hardcore after 20 years, and so much more.
What was it about the humble Scottish folk group the Incredible String Band that moved the Beatles, David Bowie, and even the Archbishop of Canterbury?
JB Dunckel, half of the electronic duo Air, battles self-doubt and scientific equations to craft a new electro record that is as evocative as it is immediate.
In Dawn FM, the Weeknd carries the weight of party hauntology, which explores how our cultural past haunts the present and future and mourns what never comes.
The Verve launched Urban Hymns 25 years ago as “Bitter Sweet Symphony” became a song for the ages and the record became one of Britpop’s genuine masterpieces
In this excerpt of British punk history book, ‘No Machos or Pop Stars’, the Mekons, Gang of Four, and Delta 5 put their anti-hierarchical, anti-capitalist, feminist theory to the test.
IndieMatters highlights the best indie releases from rising artists in September, featuring Booter, Francis Lung, Well Wisher, Nisa, Ailsa Tully, Hana Stretton, and Catrin Vincent.
Joan Armatrading swerves from one musical idiom to the next, and yet, Show Some Emotion never feels chaotic or inconsistent. It’s a surprisingly cohesive work.
After 20 years, it’s clear that OK Go’s most complete album is their self-titled debut which combines a penchant for big hooks and a love for big guitars.