The Voyager offers a balanced mixture of exhaustion and wisdom, but the album feels in need of more cohesion.
Trouble in Paradise is an album with some very forgettable space in between its handful of bright spots.
The Black Angels' Clear Lake Forest is more redolent of the Whiskey A Go-Go than Max's Kansas City.
Even in its haziest moments, Hard Believer still preserves a pensiveness that keeps its sound from receding completely into the background.
And on his fifth album, Yes!, Mraz has turned his unending optimism toward even the most dour of subjects.
Sia mines the territory between fragility and strength throughout 1000 Forms of Fear.
Trigga is designed like a Hollywood blockbuster: squandered talent, obvious themes, and fleeting moments of creative excellence that stick among the clichés.
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires' Dereconstructed sounds like a continually exploding bombshell.
Paula returns Thicke to smooth, baby-making slow jams and trades the disco thump for a big-band swing.
A Sunny Day in Glasgow's fourth album is a compelling, if slightly discombobulated, rock pastiche.
while (1<2) is so huge, portentous, and varnished within an inch of its life that it can't possibly fail, until it does.
In the Lonely Hour is proof that despite the forward march of progress, there will always be hearts plagued by love that lives in the shadows.
Animal Ambition finds 50 Cent in Charles Foster Kane mode, looking back fondly on the days of his youth.
A.K.A. is a fitting title for dancer turned actress turned singer turned fashion designer turned American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez.
The album's earthier sound complements the Americana imagery Del Rey's been peddling for years.
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