album review

If you’ve ever yearned for a soulful soundtrack to accompany a nice summer drive, “Oxnard” will surely satiate your desire. The latest album from Aftermath Entertainment rapper Anderson .Paak is bathed with the sunny sounds of Southern California, amounting to ...

Nostalgic worship of late ‘80s and early ‘90s media has been incredibly prominent lately, whether it’s stemming from ‘80s blockbuster callbacks like “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) and “Ready Player One” (2018), or shows like “Riverdale” (2017) and “Stranger Things” (2016) tackling ...

With its summery beats, “FM!” comes at the perfect time as we all yearn for warmer weather; unfortunately, it probably won’t bring you the joy that most associate with the summer months. Long Beach, Calif., rapper Vince Staples is back ...

Julia Holter’s “Aviary” is one of the most grandiose and densely packed pop albums in recent memory, with the instrumental power of a full orchestra lending to its sprawling soundscapes. Holter rejects any and all conceivable pop cliches on this ...

Catchy choruses and somber songwriting reign supreme on “Trench,” the new album from pop duo Twenty One Pilots. Singer, songwriter and producer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun gained a following and moderate commercial success with their 2013 album “Vessel,” ...

Lil Wayne fans can finally sleep peacefully. The rapper released “Tha Carter V” on Sept. 28, the fifth installment in a series of game-changing albums. After extensive lawsuits involving Cash Money Records and their distributor, Universal Music, over unpaid royalties, ...

The recent split between Brockhampton and their founding member, Ameer Vann, seemed the beginning of a new era — an era in which the drums are hitting harder, the beat more aggressive and the production more electronic. After the conclusion ...

When one examines the most significant names in the history of rock ‘n’ roll — or in the decades-long history of popular music — Paul McCartney frequently, and deservedly, makes his way onto the list. His legacy — whether as ...

In an interview with New Musical Express, Ruban Nielson of Kiwi psychedelic-rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra (UMO) said he wanted the band’s fourth full-length LP, “Sex and Food,” to exist outside of the overwhelmingly “political space” the world was becoming. ...