- May 14, 2012
- Part-Time Alchemist
In his new opera, Blur’s Damon Albarn channels Queen Elizabeth’s angel whisperer.
- February 20, 2012
- Ring the Alarm
Noisy Brooklyn duo Sleigh Bells return with a dreamy, speaker-blowing second album.
- November 28, 2011
- Nonstop Pop Machines
Rihanna keeps making music so you’ll not stop thinking about her; Drake, because he can’t stop thinking about himself.
- November 7, 2011
- Take a Walk
Lou Reed and Metallica grunt, grind, and bellow out an album.
- October 3, 2011
- Sentimental Education
Blink-182 evoke nostalgic memories of late-nineties teen lifeóbut now that they’ve grown up, do we still want to friend them?
- June 27, 2011
- Beyoncé Settles Down
Her latest album, 4, is the aural equivalent of a charming white picket fence in the suburbs.
- May 30, 2011
- Where’s the Beef?
The flimsy fury of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way.
- March 28, 2011
- Easy Listening
The Strokes’ first album in five years says more about cooperation than creativity.
- February 21, 2011
- Lady England
PJ Harvey addresses her country’s history of war with mordant wit and a beat you can (almost) dance to.
- February 14, 2011
- Sonic Bloom
Britain’s James Blake made esoteric electronic music, when all he really wanted to do was sing.