The length of the album produces some lulls and selections that are pretty mid: Unsurprisingly, the most mainstream reggaeton songs on here land among the least interesting.
Beloved indie-folk band delivers a 20-song album full of slanted revelation.
The 3-CD set surveys their story so far, offers fascinating glimpses of roads not taken and contains must-hear new music
The groundbreaking MC continues to push himself on his most artistically rewarding album yet.
On his latest solo outing, Earthling, Vedder unapologetically backspaces onto Pearl Jam’s turf with 13 tracks that recall both the band’s punk energy and its mainstream-rock aspirations in a way that feels distinctively Vedderish.
With delicate orchestral arrangements, a dead Turkish Angora, and an overlying Old Hollywood theme, Chloë and the Next 20th Century is the most un-Misty-like album yet. We’re OK with that.
The U.K. avant-pop star fights trauma and darkness with the most buoyant music of her career.
Do not confuse this album for some retread of the 90s alt-rock cannon. It stands on its own legs, as part of the ongoing saga of rock music, a 21st century reinvention of that which has come before.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper spends much of his fifth studio album deconstructing his own mythology. The result is at moments brilliant but on the whole, frustratingly uneven.
Laurel Hell can feel, at first, like an impenetrable record, full of guarded gloss and pop production that feels more like cold caution than anthemic summoning.
The Spanish pop rule breaker follows her own instincts and impulses wherever they lead here and comes up with a brilliant album.
A consistently excellent band takes it to a new level by getting back to basics.
Less brooding and decadent than usual, his latest is a refreshingly light and accessible listen.