Behind the curtain, a very rich and talented man is grasping hard for something new to say.
With his debut full-length, Id, Wise Blood's music continues to brim with lofty ambition.
Empire of the Sun's sophomore effort, Ice on the Dune, is at once slick, self-aware, and facetious.
Aoife O'Donovan's Fossils finds the singer-songwriter stepping away from the progressive bluegrass sensibility of her band Crooked Still.
Rowland gets closer to carving a niche for herself on Talk a Good Game than she has been on prior efforts.
Kveikur is a more pointed effort, stripped of the lavish, often self-serving production the band indulged in the past.
Cole's palpable sense of responsibility is matched by his slick but convincing critiques of hip-hop's culture of conspicuous consumption.
Boards of Canada's knack for charming, even moving, melodies hasn't dulled in the many years since their last album.
The Wack Album proves there simply isn't anyone out there who executes this strain of musical comedy with as much satirical precision as the Lonely Island.
Most of Planta comes off as a moment of respite, but most of their fans will allow them the moment.
Gold Panda's Half of Where You Live boasts a newfound depth and poise.
13 is ultimately a solid, back-to-basics return that proves Black Sabbath is still the exemplary blueprint for heavy metal.
Dagger Beach manages to be a personal album that doesn't rely strictly on autobiography for its emotional or thematic heft.
By no means Camera Obscura's best effort, Desire Lines is nevertheless a pleasurable listen.
Pythons is less dynamic than its predecessor, with fewer chord changes and less overall complexity.
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