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.
Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood Black Pudding (Ipecac) Sounds like: The nearly 50-year-old Screaming Trees founder teams with a master composer/producer for darkly beautiful and haunting Americana. Free association: His dusty sadness is a perfect match for Garwood’s ambient score. For fans of: Quiet Dinosaur Jr. x Nick Cave, Damien Jurado/Seattle grunge, Waits. Eve Lip Lock (From the Rib/Sony/RED) Sounds like: The Philly native’s [...]