Vince Staples Summertime '06

The Long Beach rapper's debut finds him developing an outsider resilience in the midst of his troubled adolescence, and dramatizes those disenfranchised days in an episodic rather than thematic way.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Muse Drones

On album number seven, Devon rock trio Muse explore themes of dystopia and indoctrination through the medium of guitar riffs. You know, the usual stuff.

Joe Rivers journeys into the unknown...

Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material

Kacey Musgraves proves once more she's a voice unlike any other in the country music scene. Her second album, Pageant Material, brims over with individuality, even when things get a little repetitive. 

Luiza Lodder is hoping for another ''Blowin' Smoke''...

Holly Herndon Platform

Holly Herndon's music is deeply entrenched in the digital age and provides ample food for thought; it's the product of about two parts electroacoustic improvisation, one part techno floor-fillers.

Stephen Wragg reviews...


Ornette Coleman - R.I.P.

We just lost one of the greats, folks.

Alan Shulman pays tribute...

The Goffin & King Songbook

Carole King and Gerry Goffin met in college in 1958, thus beginning a fruitful partnership that gradually turned into a troubled marriage. The music they created together, though, caught the mood of a generation and has stood the test of time as they continue to be covered by new artists.

Angel Aguilar takes us back...


Home Cinema - June 2015

Our highlights of the best classic and cult home cinema releases, including The Man With The Golden Arm, Sabotage and Forty Guns

Kai Lancaster reviews


The Duke of Burgundy (Peter Strickland)

Like a lost chapter of seductive '70s cinema, the elliptical all-female fantasy uniquely and entrancingly explores BDSM through lepidoptery.

Grant Phipps heeds the call. Pinastri...