The London Sessions announces itself in its very title as a jaunt outside of Blige's comfort zone.
David Guetta's Listen only serves to kick more dirt on EDM's grave.
Alpha Mike Foxtrot presents a comprehensive survey of Wilco's long, strange evolution.
Despite the group's efforts to assert more control over their music, Four is a painful reminder of One Direction's status as a manufactured, focus-grouped pop entity.
Seeds stands on its own as a collection of lively, well-curated music, one that remains routinely effective despite its basic approach.
Broke with Expensive Taste is unfocused and sporadically brilliant, ranging between irritating moments of woolgathering oddness and ripe, sharply delivered wordplay.
The Hum is an exploration of motorik momentum, droning guitar distortion, and loud-quiet dynamics.
My Favourite Faded Fantasy is Damien Rice's most sonically cohesive album to date.
The Inevitable End excels when it splits the difference between brooding angst and wistful schmaltz.
Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances has only the most superficial comprehension of the artist's legacy.
With a mix of urban-leaning tracks and more radio-ready Top 40 fare, the album shrewdly distances Jonas from his former band's straightforward pop-rock.
On Motion, Calvin Harris either revitalizes tricks from earlier in his career or descends into self-parody.
Storytone introduces the world to Neil Young the crooner, which is probably not a side of him anyone thought they ever needed to hear.
With Monster, Future turns a low point in his life into work that deepens the character of his art.
Run The Jewels 2 not only resumes the lyrical onslaught of its predecessor, but expands the duo's purview both thematically and sonically.
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