Reviews

Sleater-Kinney The Center Won't Hold

Following a tumultuous press cycle, the Portland trio's ninth album stomps rather than blazes, making tenuous changes to their sound with confidence and self-assurance.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

The Hold Steady Thrashing Thru the Passion

On their seventh album, the Brooklyn band make a full-length album out of a collection of singles—and, as expected, their serviceable rock n' roll goes down easy.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Big K.R.I.T. K.R.I.T. IZ HERE

The Southern rapper's latest blends together into a balmy, gelatinous goop of trap-flavored maquettes that could’ve come from anyone.

Jackson Glassey reviews...

Prurient Garden of the Mutilated Paratroopers

Dominick Fernow's latest as Prurient, Garden of the Mutilated Paratroopers, thrives on its brevity, packing a gut-wrenching punch of dome-scorching, deafening distortion.

Jackson Glassey reviews...

Features

Quick Takes (July 2019)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever and Joe Marvilli, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of June. This month's selections include The Flaming Lips, Bleached, Jesca Hoop, and more. 

The Flaming Lips lead this month's picks...

Quick Takes (June 2019)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever, Jackson Glassey, and Sean Caldwell, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of June. This month's selections include Baroness, Black Midi, Mannequin Pussy, and more.

Black Midi leads this month's picks...

Features

A Primer to the films in Competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes

Nineteen films will compete for the 2019 Palme d'Or, decided this year by Alejandro Iñárritu and his jury. Enjoy Kirk Sever's preview to the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, and watch recommendations of other films by the directors in competition.

Read our definitive guide...

Reviews

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a bloated, self-indulgent tour of Quentin Tarantino's fetishes.

Kirk Sever reviews...