Reviews

Purple Mountains Purple Mountains

The former Silver Jews frontman returns after a decade-long absence with a new batch of woeful tales, seamlessly intertwining them with his singular perspective.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Kate Tempest The Book of Traps and Lessons

The British poet remains in a class of her own on a beautiful, stirring third album.

Matthew Smith reviews...

The Black Keys "Let's Rock"

The Black Keys are honest about where they stand—"Let's Rock" does rock, and it works to their advantage that they conceived their ninth album in more modest terms. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Bandana

 

Coming off the coattails of the duo’s 2014 full-length collaborative debut, Piñata, Freddie Gibbs and Madlib have released another quality project.

Jackson Glassey reviews...

Features

Quick Takes (May 2019)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, Juan Edgardo Rodríguez, alongside staff writers Kirk Sever and Jackson Glassey, revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of May. This month's selections include Big Thief, Jamila Woods, Tim Hecker, and more.

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Quick Takes (March/April 2019)

In our ongoing Quick Takes feature, five staff writers revisit a handful of albums that caught their attention during the month of March and April. This month's selections include Sunn O))), Cage the Elephant, Jenny Lewis, Fontaines D.C. and more.

Let Sunn O))) summon you...

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.

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Reviews

Brightburn (David Yarovesky)

Inspired by the Superman mythos, Brightburn promises to subvert the conventions of the superhero genre before succumbing to threadbare horror clichés.

Kirk Sever reviews...