The Philly native’s fourth LP its way more bangin’ than anyone’s gonna expect; Pinata Protest's latest is fresher than tableside guac, and the Brit producer pauses for dreamy and pillowy pastiche.
The acclaimed emcee's venom may be drying out; LA's making radio country that makes us hate Taylor Swift more, and Mikal Cronin makes one of the best statements of the year.
!!!'s characteristic funk is danker and tighter than ever; the dixie chick’s collection of covers is a stunning set of vocal achievements, and the sophomore concept LP from Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip is another smash.
Phoenix's fifth is a bit more ambitious than we’d thought; it’s possible Snoop’s lost his damn mind, and the official debut of the rising Britpop star is bursting with anthemic youthful bangers.
Those guys over at Butt Magazine are often on the cusp of great things of all different sorts: fashion, photography, music, writers, etc. They do stellar interviews that, somehow, read like high non-fiction. Yes, sometimes high like they’re done on weed (or poppers), but more like they elevate gay culture and talking about gay culture [...]