Spin of the Day
The ninth studio album from this N.Y.C. trio is a grower for those with a taste for experimental and sparse arrangements. Read story.
Black Messiah is an impressive return to form and a triumphant musical rebirth all at once. Read story.
Rock & Roll Time
A fine follow-up to 2006’s Last Man Standing and 2010’s Mean Old Man, Rock & Roll Time is all Killer, no filler. Read story.
Run the Jewels 2
The dynamic duo of El-P and Killer Mike come out swinging on their second LP as Run the Jewels. Read story.
Playland is only Marr’s second solo outing, but it beautifully showcases good, solid Britpop hooks. Read story.
The Endless River
Floyd purists might object to The Endless River, but one can just as easily make the case for a great band revisiting its past and harvesting its relics. Read story.
If nothing else, Sonic Highways shows that the band has an unstoppable talent for redoing what they do very well. Read story.
Rock’s reigning weirdo auteur returns with a 17-track double-disk opus. Read story.
Give My Love to London
The grande dame of pop, rock, show tunes, and blues celebrates 50 years of music making. Read story.
In a post-Ashlee Simpson world, there seems to be an almost unquenchable thirst for real-deal powerhouse female singers. Read story.
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Radiohead’s leading man reinvents the music distribution wheel — again. Read story.
If Leonard Cohen isn’t the philosopher king/poet laureate of the human condition, who is? Read story.
The former My Chemical Romance frontman comes out swinging with this solo debut. Read story.
Written almost a decade ago, this collection of love songs has us crushing hard on the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ leading lady. Read story.
Americana’s most cantankerous player offers up a solid nod to rock’s heaviest hitters. Read story.