Jake Owen kicks country’s door in with his excellent fourth album, while Kells, Brit, and Muse limp into the end of the year with their releases. Dan Weiss gives you the low-down on this Wintery Mix.
Not much in the way of stunners this week, but at least Five Finger Death Punch delivers what it promises. Meanwhile One Direction continue in the same direction, and Death Grips may just be all controversy.
In a very special edition of New Releases, we hone in on Lady Gaga’s third LP ‘ARTPOP’
Eminem is back, and he is a virtuoso, a major artists, something against the grain of what we have today. M.I.A. is still challenging people for the better, plus more thoughts on Avril and Action.
Dan Weiss goes long on Arcade Fire’s fourth album ‘Reflektor’ — a dense album that dares to push the band forward. The Flaming Lips are evermore The Flaming Lips, and a pair of Christmas albums to take or leave.
Out there this week: Niche dance music from Chicago, a Syrian wedding singer, and a young country star all turn in top-shelf releases. Meanwhile, Katy Perry and AFI turn in bloated but fun albums.
New Releases: Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam, The Dismemberment Plan, The Avett Brothers, Cults and Four Tet
The Dismemberment Plan return from a 12-year hiatus with the best album of the week. Fall Out Boy make a hardcore album with Ryan Adams, and Macca is back-a.
A weak week, but Pusha T edges ever closer to a decent 2013 rap album, while several ’90s relics resurface only to make us miss their hey days. This is New Releases.
Drake’s started from the bottom and now ‘Nothing was the Same’ is here, at our favorite album of the week. Kings of Leon doesn’t not try, and CHVRCHES is off to a great start. These are the New Releases of the week.
Avicii takes the top album this week, “an album in love with pop history—and pop’s tradition of toying with pop history.”
Our favorite release this week has the lyric, “Shorty a** soft like a Nerf ball.” Is it 2 Chainz or Sheryl Crow?
Believe the hype: Nine Inch Nails are back, and so is Kathleen Hannah. As for British arena pop hopefuls, they might need t
Every Tuesday, Dan Weiss runs down the week’s new full-length music releases, from charting hits to more obscure depths, the underrated and the overrated, from a critical pop fan’s perspective.
Every Tuesday, Dan Weiss runs down the week’s new full-length music releases, from charting hits to more obscure depths, the underrated and the overrated.
Bloc Party’s best release in a minute, plus a promising record from Valerie June and a disappointing pile-on for Glen Campbell.