The album proves that the rapper can keep pace with his contemporaries while drawing on the history of hip-hop.
The album makes room for evocative, sensory lyrics and sonics that verge on the cinematic, but it also spends a lot of time on the mundane.
The singer's new single is a deceptively hopeful tribute to personal independence.
The album anticipates questions surrounding the singer’s genre bona fides and leans into each contradiction.
The special effects-heavy clip finds the singer climbing inside a dusty upright piano and into a moss-covered fantasy world.
The album refines the singer’s sound, slowing tempos and removing sonic affectations to reveal a core of amorous pop anthems.
The album fuses existentially oriented lyrics with ferocious guitars and frantic percussion that sustain a sense of anxiety.
The band’s first album in 14 years is steeped in personal and political rage.
On her third album, the British singer-songwriter settles into a sense of immediacy.
The album overcomes its slightness thanks to its willingness to dabble in different textures.
The album has the feel of a B-sides collection culled together as a cash-in on the rapper's death.
Every element of the album is so richly defined that these songs can’t help but pop.
These 20 albums reflect a reckoning with ourselves, the patriarchy, systemic racism, and our connection to the planet.
The album is a statement of exuberance from an artist who’s known to deal in gloom.
An album that, just a few months ago, might have felt like a nostalgia trip or a guilty pleasure now feels like manna for the soul.
An effort to appreciate the present before it slips away into the recesses of memory forms the album’s foundation.
The album strikes a deft balance between experimental and commercial, moody and uplifting.
The album encompasses the infinite potential for grace and disaster during the most turbulent of ages.
The album demonstrates the band’s versatility, locating something of a sweet spot.
The album buries what traces of melody there are beneath thundering drums and bass.