A welcome sign of life from an MC who many assumed to be over the hill, and where it fails, it fails on its own terms.
Bloated with all manner of interstitial suites and assorted skit-like stopgaps, the 19-track Because the Internet could serviceably represent the titular web Gambino finds so perplexing.
Black Panties finds Kelly descending into earthly pleasures more intensely than ever, immersed in a sticky, sordid world of pure sexuality.
SUM/ONE is a restless, speculative, ADHD-generation medley of rhythmic rambling and avant-pop orchestration.
Nina Simone's spirit is lovingly refracted through a Xiu Xiu lens on Nina.
Drive All Night is a sleepy, forgettable EP composed of songs featuring down-on-their-luck subjects hoping to find redemption in love.
Britney Jean is stocked with a mix of harsh EDM a la "Scream & Shout" and flaccid midtempo pop.
Fellow Travelers is a missive to those other bands trudging the tour circuit, and it's an ambitious one that invites listeners to travel along.
One Direction's third album is their 'roidy bid to graduate from boy-bandom.
There's no incentive to buy the album unless, of course, you have a particular allegiance to Katniss and her struggle for a good ham sandwich.
Stitches works well in pieces, every one of its 10 songs a marvel of songwriting clarity and singular vision.
Blood Orange's sophomore effort details a chronicle of alienation and broken romance with slow, melancholic, '90s-gazing jams.
Baptized might as well be subtitled A Dozen Even More Listless Variations on "With Arms Wide Open".
Government Plates is another fascinating, frustrating, full-throttle effort from Death Grips.
Frog Eyes' Carey's Cold Spring is less a collection of nine songs than it is a primeval bloodletting.
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