electropop

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble Goes to the Symphony

Will Gregory Moog Ensemble Goes to the Symphony

Sent back through a wormhole from the distant future by mad synth scientists, the Will Gregory Moog Ensemble, this Heat Ray is a weapon of unknowable power.

Charli XCX Is Everything on ‘Brat’

Charli XCX Is Everything on ‘Brat’

Brat is next-level Charli XCX, a miracle and an instant classic. It’s the kind of album that makes you feel lucky to be alive at the same time as it.

Dark-Pop Queen CXLOE and Her ‘Shiny New Thing’

Dark-Pop Queen CXLOE and Her ‘Shiny New Thing’

CXLOE’s Shiny New Thing is hook-forward pop music, an unrelenting collection of emoto-bangers, and an arch response to a clueless music executive.

Lynks Balances Swagger and Self-Doubt on His Catchy Debut

Lynks Balances Swagger and Self-Doubt on His Catchy Debut

ABOMINATION has a secret weapon: Lynks’ ear for catchy musical hooks. It’s a rollicking record that’s equal parts swagger and self-doubt.

Arab Strap Still Clearly Give a Fuck on Their Latest LP

Arab Strap Still Clearly Give a Fuck on Their Latest LP

Once again, Arab Strap have done a grand job worthy of broad smiles, screens off, and the stereo turned all the way up. Get outside and hear the birds sing.

Dua Lipa Sets a Major Breakthrough for Indie and Pop Music

Dua Lipa Sets a Major Breakthrough for Indie and Pop Music

With the help of Kevin Parker and Danny L. Harle, Dua Lipa’s new album Radical Optimism sounds like Tame Impala meets PC Music and goes to headline Glastonbury.

Justice Dance Through the Decades on ‘Hyperdrama’

Justice Dance Through the Decades on ‘Hyperdrama’

Parisian dance duo Justice’s first album in eight years might not bottle the same lightning as their debut, but it’s still got enough charge for a wild night out.

Ibibio Sound Machine Elevate Their Sound on ‘Pull the Rope’

Ibibio Sound Machine Elevate Their Sound on ‘Pull the Rope’

Ibibio Sound Machine have gone from exciting transcontinental party upstarts to a soulful, sophisticated phenomenon. Pull the Rope is a refreshing new chapter.

Emel Keeps Her Electropop Revolution Strong on ‘MRA’

Emel Keeps Her Electropop Revolution Strong on ‘MRA’

Tunisian artist Emel’s MRA is what contemporary pop should be: a true and socially conscious mélange that makes its audiences want to listen, learn, and move.

Reyna Tropical Find the Bitter and the Sweet on ‘Malegría’

Reyna Tropical Find the Bitter and the Sweet on ‘Malegría’

All we have is each other. Let’s dance and fall in love, for what else is there? Reyna Tropical’s Malegría provides the soundtrack.

Bolis Pupul Offers Electronic Fusion for the Dancefloor

Bolis Pupul Offers Electronic Fusion for the Dancefloor

Bolis Pupul’s Chinese touches on Western dance beats are enticing. He belongs to both worlds and appreciates the connections and juxtapositions between them.

Craig Wedren’s Dreamy Synthpop Shines on ‘The Dream Dreaming’

Craig Wedren’s Dreamy Synthpop Shines on ‘The Dream Dreaming’

Craig Wedren’s balance of pop sensibilities and experimentation on The Dream Dreaming is as well-matched to the times as his music has ever been.