On their sophomore album, the British trio face an audience that’s built up a tolerance for their sound.
Our music critic reviews Deacon's America and Dear's Beams.
Robert Kelly — Chicago institution, “Pied Piper of R&B,” formally acquitted of ignoble charges nobody’s forgotten — has a new record out this week.
Was a White Stripes breakup the best thing that could have happened to this songwriter?
The enduring appeal of Jarvis Cocker's "slightly shady form of glamour.”
Twilight's emo-gothic glitter has been replaced by a hardscrabble, triumphal, suspender-friendly sound.
Madge gets lost on her latest return to the dance floor.
He's still the hardest working white man in show business at 62.
New albums by the British soul singer and American pianist-turned-bandleader. Plus, why Brown is the Monsanto of R&B.
The most wonderfully beady-eyed band in recent memory puts out a great second album.
The polarizing singer's debut album reviewed.
A London teenager and a Georgia indie-rock leader find a common sound.
Kicking over buildings, snapping necks.
The charming theatricality of 'Mylo Xyloto' actually brings Coldplay's mid-tempo pomp uplift down to earth.
The new album from Kanye West and Jay-Z is equal parts tiresome and fascinating.
Eleanor Friedberger's 'Last Summer' is a charming pop scrapbook; brother Matthew is working through an eight-album series that sounds like technical research.
On wanting just a little more from Justin Vernon.
The Manhattan band creates amalgamations of cultures, moods, and technologies that haven't yet intermingled, but look and sound like they've existed for decades.
Hip-Hop Roundup: DJ Quik Soundtracks the Barbecue, Cam’ron Studies Macroeconomics, and Curren$y Smokes Out
Three new hip-hop albums reviewed.
'W h o k i l l' is a truly original album that mixes raw African pop and contemporary classical rhythms with fascinating lyrics about American class inequality and racial dynamics.