The climactic album in Parliament’s space opera about Starchild, Dr. Funkenstein, and Sir Nose d’Voidoffunk, Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, remains their best work.
Midnight Crisp shows that Takuya Kuroda is a master of knowing what parts to work with and how to assemble them properly. It’s a future classic.
Whether the songs concern racism, family matters, or dancing, one feels the music as well as hears it in Brandi and the Alexanders’ REFLECTION.
Four straight days of at least 13 hours of live music per day pushes even the hardiest festivarian to the limit, but the festival’s 30th annual edition demands nothing less.
Dopapod is another fabulous creation solidifying Dopapod’s complex yet calming and colorful stylistic approach. It’s an energizing, imaginative, and stylish LP.
Phish transform Madison Square Garden into an “Enchantment Under the Sea” party that takes the high school dance of Marty McFly’s parents to a whole new sensory level.
From marching band drums to gritty guitar lines to hip-hop beats, the dusty anything-goes soul-pop approach of King Garbage doesn’t have any contemporaries.
From piloting the transcendent rhythms of house music with Quentin Harris on Heroes & Gods 2.0 to conquering music industry politics, R&B trailblazer Rahsaan Patterson thrives in his own groove.
Inspired by hippie culture, psychedelic art, brega music, and Latin cultures, Luísa e os Alquimistas’ act is a complicated and brilliant promise of Brazilian pop.
Not content to just recycle the formula, St. Paul & The Broken Bones’ The Alien Coast is a profoundly bold statement of their creative evolution.