Category: Reviews

Albums Kesha – Rainbow

Kesha – Rainbow

Kesha Returns with a Surprisingly Half-Decent Album, Which Is at Its Best When She Embraces Her Triumphant Sense of Joy

Songs Charli XCX – “Boys”

Charli XCX – “Boys”

The British Alt-Pop Star’s Newest Track Has an Irresistibly Cheeky Glimmer

Albums Katy Perry – Witness

Katy Perry – Witness

The Best-Selling Pop Artist’s Fifth LP is Too Safe to Be a Proper Mess and Too Boring for a Clusterfuck   Whatever you might think of Katy Perry, her longevity is undeniably impressive, as is the versatility she’s exhibited throughout her career. Think I’m giving her too much credit? Cool, yeah, but did you know …

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Songs On “I Promise”, Radiohead Hold Up Their End of the Bargain

On “I Promise”, Radiohead Hold Up Their End of the Bargain

Only Radiohead Could Turn the Release of a Twenty-Year-Old Throwaway into a Goddamn Event   Last year, on their magnificent album A Moon Shaped Pool, Radiohead performed a resurrection. It’s called “True Love Waits“, a gorgeous song that had been a staple of their concerts for twenty years without ever receiving a proper studio release, until …

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Songs Kendrick Makes “Mask Off” the Great Song it Deserves to Be

Kendrick Makes “Mask Off” the Great Song it Deserves to Be

Kendrick Lamar Lends a Stellar Verse to Future’s Highest Charting Hit, Making it Worthy of Such Success   “Mask Off” is not the best song Future has put out this year. Hell, it’s not even the best song on FUTURE, the first of two albums that the prolific codeine rapper has released in 2017. Still, its …

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Albums What Are We Supposed To Do With PWR BTTM’s Pageant?

What Are We Supposed To Do With PWR BTTM’s Pageant?

One of the Best Albums of the Year Has Been Plagued by Allegations of Sexual Misconduct, So is it Ok to Like It?   I feel strange even bringing this up, but here we go: about two weeks ago, the relatively unknown, vivaciously queer indie rock band PWR BTTM released their second studio album, Pageant. In …

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Albums Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco’s Typically Charming Third Album Plays It Cool, Sneaking Up On You When You Least Expect It   Most of Mac DeMarco’s music falls under the same banner: a heavy sigh, followed by a gap-toothed, winking grin transposed into song. He’s both eminently unperturbed and yet often plumbs the depths of melancholy in his albums – …

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