TDE’s Kendrick Lamar gives us another taste of his forthcoming album with “The Blacker the Berry.” It’s a lyrically nuanced portrayal of one character’s reaction to the racial tensions that boiled over for much of 2014.
The latest installment of Matana Roberts’ Coin Coin series shifts the narrative down a drone-laden, cluttered pathway.
Glasgow indie pop veterans Belle and Sebastian release their danciest, punchiest album yet.
After 15 years of studio album silence, D’Angelo returns with a fantastic comeback record.
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.
Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution
Parkay Quarts – Content Nausea
The Neighbourhood – #000000 & #FFFFFF
Taylor Swift – 1989
Charli XCX – Sucker
Blockhead – Bells and Whistles
The Budos Band – Burnt Offering
Savages & Bo Ningen – Words To The Blind
Gazelle Twin – Unflesh
MONO – Rays of Darkness / The Last Dawn
Bent Knee – Shiny Eyed Babies
PRhyme – S/T
Theophilus London – Vibes
Despite their immense talents, Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic orchestrate a relatively unrewarding esoteric lyricism slugfest on their sophomore album as Hail Mary Mallon.
Death Grips drop a new single to tease toward the second half of their yet-to-be-completed double album, The Powers That B.
Foo Fighter’s match this album’s ambitious concept with some generally uninteresting songs.
The latest Wu-Tang record defies expectations, featuring even weirder experiments and hooks than the polarizing 8 Diagrams. Still, it should please at least some hardcore fans.
Ferg Forever is one of the most off-the-wall mixtapes I’ve heard this year.