Busdriver – Perfect Hair

Art rap vet Busdriver drops one of his most exciting and confounding albums yet.

Aphex Twin – Syro

After 13 years of studio album silence, Aphex Twin makes a mild return.

Banks – Goddess

There are some great songs at the core of Banks’ Goddess, but the album’s potential gets lost in bland production and her underutilized vocal range.

NehruvianDOOM – Self-Titled

DOOM and Bishop Nehru drop a collaborative album that’s disappointingly short on stand-out material and chemistry.

Kendrick Lamar – “I”

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar graces us with a new single.


The magical monthly segment where I briefly touch down on a gauntlet of albums I didn’t get a chance to review this past month. These are just my short, straightforward, passionate, biased opinions.

Saor – Aura
Yob – Clearing the Path to Ascend
Bones – Skinny
King 810 – Memoirs of a Murderer
Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose
Dilated Peoples – Directors of Photography
J. Mascis – Tied to a Star
Ariana Grande – My Everything
White Fence – For the Recently Found Innocent
Kimbra – Golden Echo

Yung Lean – Unknown Memory

Swedish #sadboy and rapper Yung Lean drops his first commercial project here with Unknown Memory.

Earth – Primitive and Deadly

With some additional vocals from Mark Lanegan and Rabia Shaheen Qazi, Earth embarks on another gloomy, psychedelic, guitar-led journey.

Death From Above 1979 – The Physical World

DFA 1979 returns with a likable followup to their debut full-length.

Pearls Negras – Nossa Gang Mixtape

My new favorite Brazilian hip hop trio just dropped a new project titled the Nossa Gang Mixtape. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not exactly sure what Alice Jeni, and Mari are saying, but that makes their music is no less exciting to me. Rather than going off of lyrics, I’m happy to feed off of Pearls’ great instrumentals, charisma, and attitude.

Give Nossa Gang a stream above, and check out a review of the trio’s previous tape here.