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The Ringer
1 month ago
Music

'Eternal Sunshine'

Ariana Grande's album, Eternal Sunshine, is missing the viral hits seen in her previous albums. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Music

Dua Lipa's New Album Is Nonstop Ear Candy

Dua Lipa's third album Radical Optimism focuses solely on romance, delivering a fun and danceable experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Dua Lipa: Radical Optimism

Dua Lipa's third album lacks the star power and hit rate expected, despite interesting ideas for songs. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's New Album Reviewed

Taylor Swift released her 11th album 'The Tortured Poets Department' with a surprise second volume, totaling 31 new songs. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Music

Justin Timberlake gets his groove back - and reunites with *NSYNC - on comeback album

Timberlake returns to dance floor and boy band roots on 'Everything I Thought I Was,' marking a departure from previous Americana-influenced album.
Album is 77 minutes long, showcasing Timberlake's attempt to make up for past missteps and diversifying music styles. [ more ]
The Ringer
1 month ago
Music

'Eternal Sunshine'

Ariana Grande's album, Eternal Sunshine, is missing the viral hits seen in her previous albums. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Music

Dua Lipa's New Album Is Nonstop Ear Candy

Dua Lipa's third album Radical Optimism focuses solely on romance, delivering a fun and danceable experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Dua Lipa: Radical Optimism

Dua Lipa's third album lacks the star power and hit rate expected, despite interesting ideas for songs. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 months ago
Music

Taylor Swift's New Album Reviewed

Taylor Swift released her 11th album 'The Tortured Poets Department' with a surprise second volume, totaling 31 new songs. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Music

Justin Timberlake gets his groove back - and reunites with *NSYNC - on comeback album

Timberlake returns to dance floor and boy band roots on 'Everything I Thought I Was,' marking a departure from previous Americana-influenced album.
Album is 77 minutes long, showcasing Timberlake's attempt to make up for past missteps and diversifying music styles. [ more ]
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#music
Consequence
1 month ago
Music

Song of the Week: Vince Staples Examines His Bruises on "Black&Blue"

Vince Staples' new song 'Black&Blue' from album 'Dark Times' is a powerful exploration of systemic inequality and personal growth. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Music

Indie Basement (5/3): Camera Obscura, Broadcast, Mdou Moctar, Lemon Twigs, more

Camera Obscura's new album 'Look to the East, Look to the West' is a return to form after significant personal and band challenges. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Social justice

Justice: Hyperdrama review an uncertain return to the dancefloor

Justice's latest album sees a return to their club-oriented roots, finding strength in heavier musical elements while softer moments are less successful. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Pearl Jam: Dark Matter

Sometimes veteran artists hire young producers for reinvention; Pearl Jam chose Andrew Watt for a familiar sound. [ more ]
London Jazz News
2 months ago
Music

John Crawford - 'Room for Dancing'

John Crawford's album 'Room for Dancing' features varied music that allows for dance, romance, thoughtfulness, and contemplation. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

Meat Puppets: Meat Puppets II

The Meat Puppets' 1984 album revisited by Pitchfork
Curt Kirkwood's journey to forming the band [ more ]
Consequence
1 month ago
Music

Song of the Week: Vince Staples Examines His Bruises on "Black&Blue"

Vince Staples' new song 'Black&Blue' from album 'Dark Times' is a powerful exploration of systemic inequality and personal growth. [ more ]
BrooklynVegan
2 months ago
Music

Indie Basement (5/3): Camera Obscura, Broadcast, Mdou Moctar, Lemon Twigs, more

Camera Obscura's new album 'Look to the East, Look to the West' is a return to form after significant personal and band challenges. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 months ago
Social justice

Justice: Hyperdrama review an uncertain return to the dancefloor

Justice's latest album sees a return to their club-oriented roots, finding strength in heavier musical elements while softer moments are less successful. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Pearl Jam: Dark Matter

Sometimes veteran artists hire young producers for reinvention; Pearl Jam chose Andrew Watt for a familiar sound. [ more ]
London Jazz News
2 months ago
Music

John Crawford - 'Room for Dancing'

John Crawford's album 'Room for Dancing' features varied music that allows for dance, romance, thoughtfulness, and contemplation. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

Meat Puppets: Meat Puppets II

The Meat Puppets' 1984 album revisited by Pitchfork
Curt Kirkwood's journey to forming the band [ more ]
moremusic
#pitchfork
Pitchfork
1 month ago
Music

7 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

Discover new releases from Vince Staples, Diiv, Shenseea, and more on Pitchfork for curated music recommendations. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

The Waterboys: This Is the Sea

Pitchfork revisits Waterboys' 1985 album, emphasizing its significant impact. [ more ]
Pitchfork
1 month ago
Music

7 Albums Out This Week You Should Listen to Now

Discover new releases from Vince Staples, Diiv, Shenseea, and more on Pitchfork for curated music recommendations. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

The Waterboys: This Is the Sea

Pitchfork revisits Waterboys' 1985 album, emphasizing its significant impact. [ more ]
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The Atlantic
1 month ago
Music

The New Sound of Sexual Frustration

Billie Eilish's album sustains a mood of longing relevant for today's generation. [ more ]
The Ringer
2 months ago
Music

'Radical Optimism' | Every Single Album: Dua Lipa

Review and discussion of Dua Lipa's album Radical Optimism by Nora and Nathan [ more ]
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The New Yorker
2 months ago
Music

Why Normal Music Reviews No Longer Make Sense for Taylor Swift

Critics highlight lackluster elements in Taylor Swift's album, contrasting with fans who find intricate connections and depth in the lyrics. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Reviewing Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department Part 1: Podcast

Kressie and MK share their mixed thoughts on Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' album. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Music

On 'The Tortured Poets Department,' Taylor Swift spares no one : Pop Culture Happy Hour

Taylor Swift's latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, explores her past relationships, focusing on self-reflection and introspection. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Music

The Tortured Poetry of Taylor Swift's New Album

Taylor Swift's immense cultural impact and scrutiny pose challenges to her humanity and well-being. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Music

Why Normal Music Reviews No Longer Make Sense for Taylor Swift

Critics highlight lackluster elements in Taylor Swift's album, contrasting with fans who find intricate connections and depth in the lyrics. [ more ]
Consequence
2 months ago
Music

Reviewing Taylor Swift's The Tortured Poets Department Part 1: Podcast

Kressie and MK share their mixed thoughts on Taylor Swift's 'The Tortured Poets Department' album. [ more ]
www.npr.org
2 months ago
Music

On 'The Tortured Poets Department,' Taylor Swift spares no one : Pop Culture Happy Hour

Taylor Swift's latest album, The Tortured Poets Department, explores her past relationships, focusing on self-reflection and introspection. [ more ]
The New Yorker
2 months ago
Music

The Tortured Poetry of Taylor Swift's New Album

Taylor Swift's immense cultural impact and scrutiny pose challenges to her humanity and well-being. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
2 months ago
Music

Watch Mitski's New Video for "Star"

The music video for Mitski's song "Star" explores the cyclical nature of life, capturing fleeting moments of light and dark. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Music

Vampire Weekend's New Album Goes Underground and All Over

Vampire Weekend's new album explores themes of aging, history, generational legacies, New York City, and their evolving status in the music industry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Shakira: Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran review the Latin queen is back on top

Streaming enables non-anglophone music popularity
Shakira's album showcases diverse moods and styles. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Music

The best albums of 2024 so far

BMTH embraces overproduction as a strength on their high-intensity album, reflecting ambition and present-day fusion. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Music

Vampire Weekend's New Album Goes Underground and All Over

Vampire Weekend's new album explores themes of aging, history, generational legacies, New York City, and their evolving status in the music industry. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Music

Shakira: Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran review the Latin queen is back on top

Streaming enables non-anglophone music popularity
Shakira's album showcases diverse moods and styles. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 month ago
Music

The best albums of 2024 so far

BMTH embraces overproduction as a strength on their high-intensity album, reflecting ambition and present-day fusion. [ more ]
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#musical-collaboration
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Moritz Stahl - 'Traumsequenz'

Moritz Stahl releases Traumsequenz as leadership debut. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
Music

QOW Trio - 'The Hold Up'

QOW Trio's second album brings fresh energy to the piano-less trio format, mixing classic and original tunes.
The album showcases a unified feel with energetic drumming, dreamy bass, and moments of laid-back grooves. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Moritz Stahl - 'Traumsequenz'

Moritz Stahl releases Traumsequenz as leadership debut. [ more ]
London Jazz News
4 months ago
Music

QOW Trio - 'The Hold Up'

QOW Trio's second album brings fresh energy to the piano-less trio format, mixing classic and original tunes.
The album showcases a unified feel with energetic drumming, dreamy bass, and moments of laid-back grooves. [ more ]
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The Ringer
3 months ago
Music

Every Single Album: Kacey Musgraves's 'Deeper Well'

Discussion on Kacey Musgraves's sixth album, Deeper Well, with song highlights and future expectations.
Review covers favorite and least favorite songs, reflecting on Kacey's career and potential future directions. [ more ]
Vulture
4 months ago
Music

Kacey Musgraves's 'Anime Eyes' Is Such a Trip

Kacey Musgraves's fifth album, Deeper Well, is her mellowest yet with spare folk songs.
The song 'Anime Eyes' on the album stands out as a unique and explosive track with a dramatic build-up. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Music

Kacey Musgraves Finds Inner Peace on Her New Album

Kacey Musgraves shifts to a quieter, contented sound with her fifth album Deeper Well.
The new tracks on the album focus on finding wonder and gratitude in personal connections and nature. [ more ]
The Ringer
3 months ago
Music

Every Single Album: Kacey Musgraves's 'Deeper Well'

Discussion on Kacey Musgraves's sixth album, Deeper Well, with song highlights and future expectations.
Review covers favorite and least favorite songs, reflecting on Kacey's career and potential future directions. [ more ]
Vulture
4 months ago
Music

Kacey Musgraves's 'Anime Eyes' Is Such a Trip

Kacey Musgraves's fifth album, Deeper Well, is her mellowest yet with spare folk songs.
The song 'Anime Eyes' on the album stands out as a unique and explosive track with a dramatic build-up. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
4 months ago
Music

Kacey Musgraves Finds Inner Peace on Her New Album

Kacey Musgraves shifts to a quieter, contented sound with her fifth album Deeper Well.
The new tracks on the album focus on finding wonder and gratitude in personal connections and nature. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
3 months ago
Music

Beyonce's New Album Reviewed

Beyoncé's new album 'Cowboy Carter' challenges genres with 27 tracks.
The artist demonstrates a willingness to take risks and push boundaries in this anticipated country album. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Mark Lockheart - 'Smiling'

Mark Lockheart is a versatile saxophonist with a rich musical history in British music spanning several decades.
Lockheart's album 'Smiling' pays tribute to British jazz-rock pioneers and features a unique twelve-piece ensemble with a focus on saxophone solos. [ more ]
Pitchfork
3 months ago
Music

Empress Of: For Your Consideration

Empress Of blends mainstream pop with key influences like Cocteau Twins and Imogen Heap.
For Your Consideration is a complex and intricate album showcasing Lorely Rodriguez's unique vocal and production style. [ more ]
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London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Clark Tracey Quintet - 'Introducing Emily Masser'

Emily Masser shines as a new star of British jazz
Clark Tracey's band resembles Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Jo Harrop - 'The Path of a Tear'

Jo Harrop's music is described as heartfelt and captivating, earning her well-deserved recognition and acclaim in the jazz scene. [ more ]
London Jazz News
3 months ago
London music

Clark Tracey Quintet - 'Introducing Emily Masser'

Emily Masser shines as a new star of British jazz
Clark Tracey's band resembles Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers [ more ]
London Jazz News
1 month ago
Music

Jo Harrop - 'The Path of a Tear'

Jo Harrop's music is described as heartfelt and captivating, earning her well-deserved recognition and acclaim in the jazz scene. [ more ]
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London Jazz News
4 months ago
London music

Steve Dyer - 'Enhlizweni: song stories from my heartland'

Steve Dyer is an influential figure in South African jazz, drawing from diverse influences.
The album 'Enhlizweni' by Steve Dyer features a rotating ensemble and explores various styles of South African jazz. [ more ]
New York Post
4 months ago
Music

Ariana Grande hits the bright spot with the breakup bops on 'Eternal Sunshine': review

Ariana Grande's new album 'Eternal Sunshine' is a mood of post-breakup bliss with a spring awakening theme.
The album reflects Grande's personal life changes and breakup anthem vibes, providing a refreshing take on relationships. [ more ]
Defector
4 months ago
Music

Defector Music Club Reviews The People's Radiohead Album | Defector

In Rainbows was released as a pay-what-you-want album, marking a significant departure for Radiohead.
Listeners can distinguish In Rainbows from other Radiohead albums by its themes of sexuality and longing. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Paul Dunmall Quintet / Ed Puddick /Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Big Band - 'Soultime Again'

Paul Dunmall is known for his powerful and expressive saxophone playing.
The album 'Soultime Again' combines Dunmall's improvisational energy with the arrangements of a 14-piece big band. [ more ]
#jazz
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings - 'Red Kite'

Red Kite is an album by the jazz quintet led by Jamil Sheriff, who is also the head of the music and education department at Leeds Conservatoire.
All ten tracks on the album are Sheriff originals in the post-bop tradition, with influences that range from Miles Davis to Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Ethan Iverson - 'Technically Acceptable'

Ethan Iverson's album 'Technically Acceptable' features two piano trios, a piano-theremin duo, and a solo piano sonata.
Iverson combines elements of 1930s and 40s style with a contemporary sound and dynamic in his piano-bass-drums trio. [ more ]
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Dave Stewart and Hannah Koppenburg - 'Cloud Walking'

Dave Stewart's album with Hannah Koppenburg is a sensitively produced jazz and blues project
The album features contributions from various musicians and has a nostalgic narrative structure. [ more ]
London Jazz News
5 months ago
London music

Jamil Sheriff's Five Gold Rings - 'Red Kite'

Red Kite is an album by the jazz quintet led by Jamil Sheriff, who is also the head of the music and education department at Leeds Conservatoire.
All ten tracks on the album are Sheriff originals in the post-bop tradition, with influences that range from Miles Davis to Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley. [ more ]
London Jazz News
6 months ago
London music

Ethan Iverson - 'Technically Acceptable'

Ethan Iverson's album 'Technically Acceptable' features two piano trios, a piano-theremin duo, and a solo piano sonata.
Iverson combines elements of 1930s and 40s style with a contemporary sound and dynamic in his piano-bass-drums trio. [ more ]
London Jazz News
7 months ago
London music

Dave Stewart and Hannah Koppenburg - 'Cloud Walking'

Dave Stewart's album with Hannah Koppenburg is a sensitively produced jazz and blues project
The album features contributions from various musicians and has a nostalgic narrative structure. [ more ]
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Pitchfork
6 months ago
Music

The Origins and Influence of Brian Eno's Pioneering Album Ambient 1: Music for Airports

Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports is a significant ambient album
The album is about limitation and creating a world of meaning within its repetitive sounds [ more ]
Consequence
1 month ago
Music

RM's Right Place, Wrong Person Review Part 2: Podcast

Kayla and Bethany review RM's album Right Place, Wrong Person. [ more ]
PinkNews | Latest lesbian, gay, bi and trans news | LGBTQ+ news
1 day ago
LGBT

All the times Eminem mentions Caitlyn Jenner or trans people on new album

Eminem's new album features multiple tracks with lyrics targeting trans people and pronouns as a part of the death of his long-time alter ego, Slim Shady. [ more ]
#rap-music
Defector
1 week ago
Music

The Year's Best Rap Album Wants To Take You To The Future | Defector

Learning for 10,000 hours can diminish joy but enhances expertise. Skaiwater's album marries diverse music genres seamlessly, creating a magical experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 weeks ago
Music

Megan Thee Stallion: MEGAN

MEGAN showcases Megan Thee Stallion's struggle to cater to all types of fans, resulting in an uneven and crowdsourced album. [ more ]
Defector
1 week ago
Music

The Year's Best Rap Album Wants To Take You To The Future | Defector

Learning for 10,000 hours can diminish joy but enhances expertise. Skaiwater's album marries diverse music genres seamlessly, creating a magical experience. [ more ]
Pitchfork
2 weeks ago
Music

Megan Thee Stallion: MEGAN

MEGAN showcases Megan Thee Stallion's struggle to cater to all types of fans, resulting in an uneven and crowdsourced album. [ more ]
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