Marshall’s transformation has made her songwriting slightly less powerful but it has also added a new element to an already multi-faceted personality.
Total Loss can be more aesthetically interesting than genuinely moving and it’s almost always too cluttered with floating abstractions.
Though it never escapes the shadow of its elder sibling, Centipede Hz is, in true black-sheep fashion, undeniably entertaining.
Though we may be familiar with its individual ingredients, Instinct is a potion of loopy mysticism and pop grandeur that tastes thrillingly new.
At its best, Oshin feels like standing in a cavernous room with hazy beams of light coming in from slits in the walls.
While it’s hard to tell if Khan’s gentle coo heard throughout is meant to seduce or frighten away, one thing is certain: The Haunted Man is another near masterpiece.
Love This Giant poses a challenge to our music sensibilities, and listening to it feels like a learning experience rather than entertainment.
What could have been an overly ambitious sophomore effort is instead a concise, novella of an album that makes a deep impression and leaves a mark as it drifts away.
These tracks work best when they invade your headspace, not your airspace. You want to get close to these tracks to admire the handiwork of producer Flatlander, who shines on The Money Store even more than he did on Death Grips excellent 2011 mixtape Exmilitary. It’s exquisite stuff, delivered with a sledgehammer.
Where past Projectors releases have occasionally bordered on sterile – or at the very least clinical – this one hums with activity.
Killer Mike's masterful R.A.P. Music is about questioning the genre's boundaries, pouring this unlabeled chemical into that one, and watching shit explode.
Though the pair would prefer you focus on their songwriting – and Legrand’s lyrics are beautiful – it is the overwhelming aesthetic that defines this band. Bloom is beautiful.
This is not a collection of songs so much as it is a patchwork of different moods, sewn together to form a distorted stream of consciousness.