Category Archives: Music

Blondie “Pollinator” Review

Blondie return to form on an engaging and crowdsourced new album.

Kendrick Lamar “DAMN.” Review

Kung Fu Kenny strikes again – with occasionally mixed but powerful results.

Ed Sheeran “÷” Review

Ed Sheeran’s third mixes influences well, but is frustratingly nostalgic.

2017 Grammy Predictions

It’s nearly Grammy time – and this year’s batch of nominees are sure to disappoint. Check out our predictions!

The xx “I See You” Review

The xx are back, with a more diverse sound from their suddenly-famous DJ.

Top 10 Songs of 2016

In a year filled with commanding, often political songs, what shined through as the very best?

Top 10 Albums of 2016

2016 needed a good music year – and it delivered in a huge way. But what topped everything else?

Metallica “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” Review

Metallica’s spectrum of their best and worst releases is wider than almost any other band’s; this album fits snugly in the middle.

Alicia Keys “Here” Review

Alicia Keys pulls up both her hair and her guard for a musically diverse but thematically abrasive album.

Bon Iver “22, A Million” Review

Bon Iver’s third album delves into aching experimental folk. But is it something we really needed?