Reviews

Algiers The Underside of Power

The Atlanta, Georgia trio's second release confronts difficult social conditions with a fearless knack for reinvention.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Lorde Melodrama

Lorde returns with an album about growing up and growing out of love, marking the experience with an expansive, exquisite set of songs. 

Joe Marvilli wants that green light...

Paramore After Laughter

Paramore's latest album is an exorcism and a transformation, as the band takes on their interpersonal bad blood as well as their celebrity status. They do it all over light, New Wave melodies that revamps their sound, while staying true to their spirit.

Joe Marvilli navigates the band's hard times...

Big Thief Capacity

The Brooklyn foursome's second effort is more ambitious in execution, and first in which songwriter Adrianne Lenker begins to dig from past experiences instead of solely focusing on storytelling songs.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Features

Ardyn (Interview)

Katy Pearson from brother-sister pop duo Ardyn talks to Craig Stevens about how the band started out, changes to their image and sound, and the comparisons she has drawn to Joanna Newsom.

Click here if we are in this together...

A Brief History of Rock Writing

Angel Aguilar reflects on the role of the rock critic, and how music journalism continues to shape our understanding of counterculture in this age of smart devices and short attention spans.

Angel Aguilar takes us back...

Features

René Clément

Admired by Hitchcock, Scorsese and Wilder, RenéClément was largely unappreciated in his own time in his home country. Find out why his work is ripe for reappraisal today.

Angel Aguilar writes...

Reviews

20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Strengthened by a sophisticated autobiographical screenplay, the film's poignant and warmly amusing scenes capture an enriching spectrum of resilient personalities in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA.

Grant Phipps regards...