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Metro Boomin’s New Album a Home Run

Metro Boomin’s New Album a Home Run

November 14, 2018

You can tell it is Metro Boomin from the get-go, basslines smooth as silk and drums crisp and punchy.

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

Yung Lean’s Poison Ivy is a Further Descent into Pop

November 7, 2018

Yung Lean descends further into pop territory on his newest album, Poison Ivy, and it sort of works.

Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

Suicide’s Pioneering Proto-Electronica

November 7, 2018

Suicide, an early electronic duo composed of singer Alan Vega and instrumentalist Martin Rev, refused to fall victim to this dulling effect.

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

Walking with Scott: Scott 4 Review

October 24, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert Like everyone, I am trying to get better on a daily basis. Sometimes I succeed and others times, well, we don’t like to talk about those times. I get frustrated at myself for se...

Quavo’s solo QUAVO HUNCHO is a no-go

Quavo’s solo QUAVO HUNCHO is a no-go

October 24, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds If Nickelodeon made a Drake & Josh spinoff that featured just Drake, would it still be as good? Probably not. Drake & Josh was so fun precisely because of the how the...

Sir Elton John Brings Final Tour to Madison Square

Sir Elton John Brings Final Tour to Madison Square

October 24, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “Don’t wish it away / Don’t look at it like it’s forever,” sang Sir Elton John to a frenzied, sold-out crowd Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Over the past five de...

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

Brockhampton is Bold and iridecence is Gold

October 3, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds Who is Brockhampton? In the hip-hop sphere, it was near-impossible to escape the group last year. The rap group rose to eminence by releasing three fantastic albums (the SATU...

Rapper Noname Comes of Age on Room 25

Rapper Noname Comes of Age on Room 25

October 3, 2018

By Elise Soutar When reflecting on a period of growth or change in your life, especially if the period is painful or awkward, you tend to have an extremely specific mental scrapbook that includes wh...

Five Albums You May and Shouldn’t Have Missed

Five Albums You May and Shouldn’t Have Missed

September 26, 2018

By Adam Payne-Reichert To people, geezers and youngsters alike, who insist that music listeners living in the ‘60s, 70s or 80s “really had it best” – let’s get real. It cannot be denied that t...

Baez Bids Farwell at Beacon Theatre Concert

Baez Bids Farwell at Beacon Theatre Concert

September 26, 2018

By Ryan Di Corpo “I need another place / Will there be peace?” crooned Joan Baez Saturday night at the Beacon Theatre in Manhattan. The song, entitled “Another World” and described by Bae...

Gambino Grooves at Madison Square

Gambino Grooves at Madison Square

September 19, 2018

By Isha Khawaja “Everyone put down your phones and cameras. This is a religious experience,” says Childish Gambino as he stands at the forefront of Madison Square Garden on the second night of ...

Yves Tumor Drops Contender for Album of the Year

Yves Tumor Drops Contender for Album of the Year

September 19, 2018

By Kieran Press-Reynolds Yves Tumor has been primed for a big release for a while, and Safe in the Hands of Love delivers. It’s an explosion of energy, curls of color transmitted through intoxicating percussion loops, heartrending soul ballads and blaring noise, all ...

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