music review

Excellent singles dropped in 2018, but all the songs on this list featured something that made them stand above the rest. Whether it was a new direction for the artist, an especially catchy hook, a memorable beat or a truly ...

Thanks to the rise of streaming services like Spotify and independent music platforms like Bandcamp and Soundcloud, it’s easier than ever for artists to publish their music, which allows young musicians to share their ideas with the world. Some of ...

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 ...

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 new EP from Richard D. James, more commonly known by his alias Aphex Twin, is a smart and captivating piece of Intelligent Dance Music (IDM) that places heavy emphasis on rhythm rather than melody. Although clocking in at only ...

Whenever I tell people that I go to see indie bands in concert, I get the feeling that they think I’m going to watch a brooding, mildly-talented singer droning on about illicit drugs and how he hates the world. That couldn’t ...

It would have been hard to dislike alt-J’s sold-out performance at Chastain Park Amphitheater on April 4. The four clean-cut guys walked onstage, plugged in and pumped out a pulsing rendition of “Hunger of the Pine” that made everything still. ...

Modern Classic. These two words seem to be thrown around Kendrick Lamar more than any other modern hip-hop artist. Due to his breakout display of lyricism and mastery of flow on his debut album, Section.80, many considered Dr. Dre’s most ...