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Jamila Woods Finds ‘Water Made Us’ While Seeking Love Inside Her

Jamila Woods Finds ‘Water Made Us’ While Seeking Love Inside Her

Jamila Woods’ Water Made Us is full of creativity. The songs are not just liquid, solid, and gas; they are blood, wine, and soul.

DeYarmond Edison’s ‘Epoch’ Is a Box Set Bildungsroman for Bon Iver 

DeYarmond Edison’s ‘Epoch’ Is a Box Set Bildungsroman for Bon Iver 

Bon Iver emerged from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison along with Megafaun. Epoch is an archaeological endeavor documenting the eventual success through devotion to craft.

Gia Margaret Perfects Her Voice on ‘Romantic Piano’

Gia Margaret Perfects Her Voice on ‘Romantic Piano’

Gia Margaret’s Romantic Piano is informed by innocence and experience, and has gorgeous moments replacing silence by reorganizing background sounds of everyday life.

Angel Olsen’s EP ‘Forever Means’ Provides a Coda for ‘Big Time’

Angel Olsen’s EP ‘Forever Means’ Provides a Coda for ‘Big Time’

Angel Olsen’s Forever Means reaffirms her rising status as a worthy successor to esteemed figures like Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, and Iris DeMent.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Epic Double LP ‘V’ Just Wants to Vibe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s Epic Double LP ‘V’ Just Wants to Vibe

Unknown Mortal Orchestra return from a five-year hiatus to deliver a double album, V, containing both the best and blandest songs they’ve ever made.

Angel Olsen Creates Her Most Accessible Album with ‘Big Time’

Angel Olsen Creates Her Most Accessible Album with ‘Big Time’

With Big Time, Angel Olsen draws inspiration from some of popular music’s most perennial templates, revamping them and reinventing herself.

Sharon Van Etten Carries the Weight of the World on ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’

Sharon Van Etten Carries the Weight of the World on ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’

Sharon Van Etten grapples with love and parenthood in pandemic times in the ten deeply felt songs on We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong.

Loud Guitars and Pop Melodies Fight for Dominance on Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘Sweep It Into Space’

Loud Guitars and Pop Melodies Fight for Dominance on Dinosaur Jr.’s ‘Sweep It Into Space’

On Dinosaur Jr’s Sweep It Into Space, the melodies have been dug out from underneath layers of fuzz and placed firmly at the forefront of every song.

Cut Worms Keeps Mining the Past on ‘Nobody Lives Here Anymore’

Cut Worms Keeps Mining the Past on ‘Nobody Lives Here Anymore’

Despite its ambitious concept, Cut Worms' Nobody Lives Here Anymore is as much a product of nostalgic consumer culture as the society it criticizes.

Angel Olsen Creates a ‘Whole New Mess’

Angel Olsen Creates a ‘Whole New Mess’

No one would call Angel Olsen's Whole New Mess a pretty album. It's much too stark. But there's something riveting about the way Olsen coos to herself that's soft and comforting.

Jamila Woods’ “SULA (Paperback)” and Creative Ancestry and Self-Love in the Age of “List” Activism

Jamila Woods’ “SULA (Paperback)” and Creative Ancestry and Self-Love in the Age of “List” Activism

In Jamila Woods' latest single "SULA (Paperback)", Toni Morrison and her 1973 novel of the same name are not static literary phenomena. They are an artist and artwork as galvanizing and alive as Woods herself.

Bon Iver’s ‘i,i’ Hangs Between Surrealism and Meaning

Bon Iver’s ‘i,i’ Hangs Between Surrealism and Meaning

Justin Vernon's (Bon Iver) lyricism is as cryptic as ever, but the firmness with which he sings his abstractions robs his fourth album of much of its mystery.