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.
We Are Scientists’ Lobes is notable for building its songs specifically around keyboard lines and exploration of 1980s-style synth tones.
Previously released on cassette in Mali, Kel Tinariwen offers a very different sense of style than the rugged sounds for which Tinariwen are so well known.
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.
What stranger things can happen to Magdalena Bay after transforming from prog-rock high schoolers to an electro/synthpop pair? Time will tell how far they go.
Taylor Swift’s Midnights, her latest musical pivot, highlights her artistry by overshooting her commercial ambitions. It’s a capstone to Swift’s career.
On Midnights, Taylor Swift reflects on the ghosts of the past and maps the rarely straightforward journey of fully becoming one’s self with pristine popcraft.
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.
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s relationship with sound is in constant flux, and with her new album, her sonics disintegrate and rematerialize in fascinating new forms.