Reviews

Bill Callahan Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest

After a ten-year hiatus, Bill Callahan returns with Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest, his most ambitious, masterful, and satisfying work yet.

Kirk Sever reviews...

Bruce Springsteen Western Stars

On his 18th album, the Jersey legend embraces a sleek, California sound where his characters are roving and circuitous—uncertain about their predicted fate.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

Stef Chura Midnight

On her second full-length album, the Detriot, Michigan singer-songwriter uses her reactive emotions with humor and acerbity—and raw, squalling distortion.

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez reviews...

YG 4REAL 4REAL

On his 4th album, the Compton rapper pays his respects to the late Nipsey Hussle by keeping the spirit of gangsta rap alive. 

Juan Edgardo Rodríguez 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.

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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...