The new album from a critics' favorite is quieter than usual.
If you combed through the catalogues of Animal Collective and its members, you'd probably find them pillaging every last variety of purpose-based and communal music.
'Goodbye Lullaby' has one foot in Lavigne's skateboard past, and one in a more mature yet inarticulate twentysomething future.
The Swedish singer is charmingly intense on her new album.
The English soul singer Adele shines brightest on her bad songs.
Radiohead has trained fans to follow them further and further from their original rock template. This coy, unobtrusive new album captures the pleasures and danger of this approach.
Word is "Under Cover of Darkness" is a return to form. Well, yes and no.
Plus reviews of new albums by Braids, Fergus and Geronimo, and Smith Westerns.
Indie rock that stuck with our critic through the winter.
On this homage to classic sixties soul, the loopy Lothario sounds vaguely contrite about something or other that's never specifically named.
The director's new single is just the latest act in a long career of great music-making.
The 23-year-old R&B singer has a powerful instrument but she's most effective when she restrains it.
Daft Punk + 'Tron' was a perfect combination until we heard the soundtrack.
On her much-anticipated debut album, 'Pink Friday,' rapper Minaj's role-play creates interesting contradictions, while Rihanna's attempt to get 'Loud' masks a quiet, appealing smugness. Nitsuh Abebe reviews.
On his new album, the rapper mixes opulence with dirt.
Two new albums weighed down by solemnity.
Matt & Kim have an odd problem: Their music might be too easy to like.
Every big rock band reaches a point at which it must retreat from fame in order to get it together in the country, man.
Nitsuh Abebe unpacks the new album from the YouTube pranksters.
Music Review: Indie Grows Up with New Albums From Belle & Sebastian, Sufjan Stevens, and Antony & the Johnsons
Three bands settle into their middlebrow roles not that there's anything wrong with that!