Following the massive success of 1999's White Ladder and its mega-hit single "Babylon", David Gray could have taken any number of paths. He chose A New Day at Midnight, and it made all the difference.
The 28 stories and two novels of Dashiell Hammett's iconic hardboiled detective are now compiled into a long-overdue, accessible paperback.
The Flipside examines film director Baz Luhrmann's surprisingly lively bubblegum pop effort Something for Everybody, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
With this brief six-song EP, the Weeknd returns to the aesthetic of his breakthrough Trilogy but ends up retreading classic material rather than revivifying it.
Andrew W.K.'s first studio LP in eight years emotes in all-caps, like a motivational speech fueled by keg stands.
Laurent Binet's over-the-top amalgam of the airport conspiracy thriller and the French intelligentsia poses a simple question: can high theory be thrilling?
On its fifth studio LP, And So I Watch You From Afar re-centers its musical approach on instrumental gymnastics, with added emotional warmth to boot.