It comes out with breathtaking surprises but also a few duds.
Her songs are short and intimate, but they never seem slight.
Twenty-five years in, they’ve still got it.
“Everything has so much weight, but it’s all just chapters.”
And sometimes brilliant, too.
Mac Miller is finally making the music he’s always wanted to make.
Apparently, everything is everyone else’s fault.
On it, he models a carefree gay masculinity the world works hard to condition out of young boys.
“I’m trying to get to the feeling. I’m just doing whatever I can to get there.”
It improves on the stunning Puberty 2 by switching up the method.
A few fans of her previous dance-pop hits might be seething this week.
She never left the church for the charts, but she brought it with her on the way.
She comes at pretty much everyone, but there’s more to the album than that.
“You take your sound, and you make it universal. It makes you universal.”
Welcome to pop’s Great Depression.
It’s party rap for the FOMO generation.
But it does start to put some distance between her and a very bad year.
Her latest tour sees a singer with hits in four decades toying with the unspoken rules of how to carry her career into her 50s.
If he raps about faith, people bristle about it being too liturgical. People also bristle at the tough talk and money talk.