As The Final Year quietly argues, if the United States' electorate fails to elevate itself to a higher level of political vernacular than coarse tweets and reality TV-style colloquies, then 2016 may be the best year the US will have had for a long time to come.
There's a ghostly suggestion of Philip Roth's writing voice in Portnoy's Complaint in this novel; a relatively calm voice, this time in the third person, documenting the madness.
An avant-garde classic or a sneering joke? Third Reich 'n Roll may be over 40 years old, but it still sounds like it's been beamed down from the future.
Pulp functions less as a pulpy mystery or gangster tale than as a spoof of same, albeit a spoof that retains a noirish sense of fate and power.
The pop musician constantly does the reverse of what he says he's going to do in his songs and lyrics. His new album's title, Out of Silence, alludes to this strategy.
Marble Skies retains the charming diced and spliced sound of Django Django's debut while delighting in the sheer joy of experimentation.
Dreamy and polished, Hollie Cook makes her trademark brand of tropical pop once more, and does it better than ever.
This trio of reissues from the singular singer-songwriter-producer includes his collaboration with Ann-Margaret and the greatest break-up album ever made.
Chris Robinson Brotherhood takes fans on a festive three-night ride to conclude their 2017 fall tour in triumphant fashion at rock's most sacred venue.
Though Moon Taxi's offering of optimistic pop rock serves well as an energy and mood booster, it's a step back in creativity from past efforts.