On Junior Boys’ Waiting Game, the sounds are slowed down significantly, and we’re pulled into a far tighter space than in the past, reflecting our melancholy.
Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor is a self-contained dance record, an unqualified triumph, and a study of dance music from the 1970s to the 2000s.
For The Loneliest Time, Carly Rae Jepsen teams with talented musicians who continue to build on her affection for the shiny, glossy synth-heavy dance pop.
Taylor Swift’s Midnights, her latest musical pivot, highlights her artistry by overshooting her commercial ambitions. It’s a capstone to Swift’s career.
From releasing films as a band to using Brian Eno’s card deck to help guide the sound of their epic new double-LP, the Orielles remain as indescribable as ever.
Carly Rae Jepsen’s The Loneliest Time is not without the glittery, carefree pop she’s famous for, but the singer gets personal in ways she hasn’t before.
Britney Spears’ Blackout feels fresher than ever 15 years on. It captured the darkness of her personal life and cemented new dance music in the pop lexicon.
Both Erotica and Bedtime Stories represent critical periods in Madonna’s career. They were autumn releases and saw Madonna recalibrating her career in the face of rampant criticism.
Alaska Thunderfuck’s first musical wasn’t planned to arrive in the middle of a cultural war against drag queens, but the superstar’s story takes on striking new meaning.
Instead of offering reassurance or solace, Hercules and Love Affair’s In Amber reflects our unsettling times with themes and lyrics that are challenging and worrying.