If only they’d edited it down a bit.
Thanks to host Alicia Keys, the show was appealingly low-key, but maybe it shouldn’t have been.
This isn’t a breakup album, it’s a list of demands and a statement of hunger for someone willing to fulfill them without too much fuss.
Why do they appear to be resonating more with fans this year than they have in the last decade?
It also featured a slow, cynical striptease from front man Adam Levine.
“Everyone is getting older, and it’s just getting sadder. And I’m like, ‘This is not me.’”
The album is a play on the idea of the washed-up rock star taking a swan dive into the nostalgia circuit.
The impactful vocalists of this decade are increasingly the least traditional ones.
Many of the biggest success stories of the last year in music involved men with volatile histories.
This year, rock seemed bored with itself.
A lot happened on Twitter, and in the White House, but also Kanye West had his hand in no less than five separate albums. How do they sound now?
It’s all chilling ideas that dissipate before they can be resolved.
John Legend, Sufjan Stevens, a Zaytoven Christmas gospel album, and more.
Featuring Mitski, Earl Sweatshirt, Mac Miller, Pusha T, Kacey Musgraves, Pistol Annies, and much more.
The sense that the guests are here because this is where the most people’s eyes and ears are going to be this month is hard to shake.
“I go off what would make me soar in my room by myself as a child.”
The band’s ascent may seem sudden, but the success of Iridescence and this fall’s “I’ll Be There” tour is the result of years of work.
On his new album, Oxnard, he is very clearly both.
The album is a song cycle about clearing out dead weight in your life in order to make room for new faces and experiences.
There’s interesting experimentation here, but things tend to get pretty hammy.