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.
Posthumous albums are a gift and a curse.
Then it sets about making its characters’ trip through the pearly gates as much of a riot as possible.
Including Janelle Monáe, Cardi B, Kali Uchis, Sleep, Kacey Musgraves, and more.
At its core, the album is a series of observations about the places our minds go in the dark of the night.
Some bands stay alive by rehashing the hits. Others stay adjacent to whatever’s new and popping. Nine Inch Nails is too cool to play that game.
One artist released a good album disguised as a nonevent, the other released an event album that’s sort of inessential.
A few less hands on deck would’ve done this album better.
These songs are destined to dominate karaoke nights.
It doesn’t pretend to have answers for why evil perseveres.
It is almost surgically all-inclusive. There are nods to every region of American rap music and nearly every era of Wayne.
The New Orleans rapper uses the series to track his evolution, but how does each one hold up years later?