8

Great

Album Review | Carly Rae Jepsen – E·MO·TION (2015)

I was aware of the smash success of Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” which conquered the international pop music world back in 2012, but I ...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Album Review | Dr. Dre – Compton (2015)

Bob Dylan‘s influence on popular music is said to be incalculable — in fact, much of what I just wrote comprises the first line of his AllMusic biog...[Read More]

8

Great

Album Review | Public Enemy – Man Plans God Laughs (2015)

28 years after the release of Public Enemy‘s 1987 debut album Yo! Bum Rush the Show on Def Jam, the seminal rap group releases Man Plan God Laughs via the...[Read More]

8

Great

Album Review | Ashley Monroe – The Blade (2015)

Ashley Monroe certainly had a banner year in 2013. In March, she released her long overdue debut LP Like a Rose, and in May the Pistol Annies — a trio con...[Read More]

9.5

Amazing

Album Review | Tame Impala – Currents (2015)

Tame Impala received quite a bit of acclaim for their 2012 album Lonerism, picking up a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and prominent placeme...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Album Review | Kacey Musgraves – Pageant Material (2015)

Kacey Musgraves is one of my favorite young talents to find success in recent years. I found her 2013 debut Same Trailer Different Park to be absolutely delight...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Album Review | Sun Kil Moon – Universal Themes (2015)

I selected Sun Kil Moon‘s Benji as my favorite album for my year-end list after 2014 drew to a close, so I figured I had a pretty good sense of what to ex...[Read More]

8.5

Great

Album Review | Blur – The Magic Whip (2015)

For some reason, I have never invested the proper amount of time and energy into learning the ins and outs of Blur‘s catalogue. I suppose they never have ...[Read More]

9

Amazing

Album Review | Low Cut Connie – Hi Honey (2015)

I had never even heard of the Philly-based retro-rock band Low Cut Connie — whose sound on their latest album Hi Honey is delightful, pre-British Invasion...[Read More]

8

Great

Album Review | Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color (2015)

Alabama Shakes walked home with a staggering four Grammy awards in early 2016, winning two (Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classica...[Read More]

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