Drake’s Certified Lover Boy is a distended confessional wherein the rapper attempts to reaffirm his image as a sweet-talking power player.
If Lady Gaga's Chromatica favored pop hooks over musical invention, many of the versions on Dawn of Chromatica are just plain tuneless.
If Kacey Musgraves is going to be a pop star, Star-Crossed proves she’s doing it on her own terms.
Charli XCX describes “Good Ones” as “twisted, dramatic, and quite frankly electrifying.”
Iconic Swedish pop group ABBA have announced ABBA Voyage, a new concert experience and first album in four decades.
Upon the release of Kanye West's Donda, we've ranked all of the rapper's albums.
Kanye West’s Donda is about human fallibility and the desire for salvation even when we may not deserve it.
Suzanne Santo’s sophomore effort, Yard Sale, is a roots album that feels fresh and fully of the moment.
Halsey’s If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power thrillingly homes in on notions of self and identity.
Big Red Machine’s How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last? leans into traditional song structures and fully fleshed-out arrangements.
Chvrches’s fourth album, Screen Violence, is imbued with a more overt sense of political purpose, but it’s also abundant in hooks.
On Solar Power, Lorde presents herself as a pop star in exile, one who’s rejected fame and all of its material trappings.
The Horses and the Hounds proves that James McMurtry’s nearly peerless ability to tear our hearts out with a good yarn hasn’t waned a bit.
The boldest expressive choices on Martha Wainwright’s Love Will Be Reborn are vocal rather than thematic.
Orla Gartland’s Woman on the Internet attempts to challenge social norms but gets mired in lyrical abstractions.
The songs on the Killers's Pressure Machine take their sweet time unfurling, luxuriating in subtle details.
Still Woozy’s If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is conveys even its confessions of distress with triumphant confidence.
Lingua Ignota’s Sinner Get Ready presents the so-called forces of good and evil as intertwined.