Ghettoville is a 70-minute high-wire act, equal parts musique concrète and concrete jungle.
Dum Dum Girls’ Dee Dee Penny has settled into a groove as a reliable source of hip, guitar-driven garage-pop.
Few Grammy categories are as easily derided as Best New Artist, which with each passing year continues to push the word “new” to the absolute limits of its meaning.
Warpaint’s self-titled sophomore effort finds the Los Angeles quartet moving toward a more subdued, ethereal sound.
Post Tropical succeeds in proving that music is often at its most compelling when it can’t be compared or reduced to much of anything at all.
If it’s all not quite enough to declare a new golden age, it’s certainly cause to be eager for what lies ahead.
Intentionally or not, Burial might have just released the best Christmas album of the year.
Alternate/Endings succeeds in leaving you both exhausted and anxious for more.
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.
SUM/ONE is a restless, speculative, ADHD-generation medley of rhythmic rambling and avant-pop orchestration.
Government Plates is another fascinating, frustrating, full-throttle effort from Death Grips.
Chance of Rain is a murmuring storm of alluvial drones and steady percussive patter.