Betty Who: Take Me When You Go

Betty Who's debut album is not the standout debut that this charismatic pop star deserves.


Lia Ices: Ices

Lia Ices' third album is nothing short of folk style innovation.


Kimbra: The Golden Echo

With the help of Gotye, you can't help but feel like Kimbra's follow up to her magnificent debut squanders her undeniable talent.


Meshell Ndegeocello: Comet, Come to Me

Ndegeocello returns with her 11th studio album, which is a minimalist album that will leave you wondering what could have been if more was layered onto these fairly bare bones.


Michael Jackson: Xscape

Michael Jackson's Xscape is free of his dated style and is all the better for it.


Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (take 1)

Tori Amos returns with a mature and assured collection of tunes that may just be her best in more than a decade.


Courtney Love - "You Know My Name" (audio)

The frenetic Courtney Love is back, only this time she's using her solo name.


Veruca Salt - "The Museum of Broken Relationships" (video) + Tour Dates

The '90s are back! With Meshell Ndegeocello, Courtney Love, Tori Amos and now Veruca Salt all on the cusp of releasing new records this year, this '90s music fanboy's heart is about to explode.


Meshell Ndegeocello - "Conviction" (audio)

Meshell Ndegeocello's newest track from her forthcoming album Comet, Come to Me is one of the best she's delivered since she jumped ship from Madonna's Maverick label.


Lea Michele: Louder

Lea Michele is the fifth Glee cast member to embark on a solo pop career -- and will enjoy the same level of success as the others.


Mirror Talk - "Don't" (video)

Up and coming new wave band Mirror Talk debut a gender bending homoerotic video for single "Don't".


The Top 10 Beyoncé Singles of All Time

After the surprise release of quite possibly her best album to date, it's time to have a look at the tracks that propelled this R&B darling into super-stardom.


The Most Disappointing Albums of 2013

This year's list of the most disappointing albums of 2013 reads like the "best of" list from four or five years ago. It shouldn't be surprising how these tides turn, but it always is.


Sheryl Crow: Feels Like Home

Sheryl Crow makes a none-surprising, but notable foray into country music territory.


Placebo: Loud Like Love

Placebo are back after a four-year hiatus with a record that is unsurprisingly similar to their last bunch of albums.


Sam Phillips: Push Any Button

Sam Phillips impresses once again with her pointedly short Push Any Button after her musical subscription project.


She & Him: Volume 3

She & Him's latest effort is the third volume of the exact same album they've already made twice.


Charli XCX: True Romance

Charli XCX's debut album suffers from recycled previously released material, but it's her strong presence and magnificent pop sensibility that save it.


Tegan and Sara: Heartthrob

Tegan and Sara have steadily grown as artists, and their current effort Heartthrob is the best of their career.


The 2012 Horror Film Awards

The best scares aren't the cheap ones, where the cat jumps out of a closet, but rather, those moments that make your heart race.

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Scott Cooper: Quiet Company

Scott Cooper's latest effort is a nice little mood record for those quiet, somber days.

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Lana Del Rey: Born to Die (The Paradise Edition)

Lana Del Rey re-releases her stunning debut with an EP of eight lush tracks branded with her personal style.


Lindi Ortega: Cigarettes & Truckstops

Ortega's second country album sounds so much like she wants to be singing anything else.

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