Two things, before I get into this. First, TV On The Radio's Seeds already got a Premature Evaluation, so it's not eligible for Album Of The Week. But it's a very good album, and you should listen to…   Read Story »
Cult Of Youth fucked up when they released Love Will Prevail while it was still warm outside. The Brooklyn outfit dropped their sophomore album in early September 2012, and I have a vivid memory of…   Read Story »
This week sees the release of two oblique, confounding albums, albums that toy with ideas of genre and song-form and vibe, albums I was excited to hear. I don't really like either of them. Arca's Xen…   Read Story »
I don't know how this is even possible, but Run The Jewels are getting better. They were already a mean motherfucking machine last year, when Killer Mike and El-P got together for their self-titled…   Read Story »
Jessie Ware is through being cool. "Say You Love Me," the best song on her sophomore album Tough Love, has a gospel choir and an Ed Sheeran co-writing credit and a bridge that sounds like the song…   Read Story »
"That Getter," the first single from DJ Quik's new album The Midnight Life, had one guest, and that guest's name was David Blake. David Blake is Quik's birth name, so I assumed this was Quik himself,…   Read Story »
There are so many good new albums coming out this week -- from Ex Hex, from Steve Gunn, from Zola Jesus, from Vashti Bunyan -- but this week still turned into a two-horse race between Tinashe's…   Read Story »
The music isn't the first thing you'll notice about Lydia Ainsworth's video for "Malachite," one of the year's best clips. Visually, the clip is a hypnotic nightmare, a cryptic tableau of…   Read Story »
This is one of those difficult weeks, one of those weeks when choosing one favorite album becomes a near-impossible task. It's the week when Aphex Twin came back after a decade-plus absence with…   Read Story »
On Twitter last week, the writer Rich Juzwiak posted this: "There is shit on the Juan MacLean album that sounds like soulful house if they removed the soul and left the corpse singing." Rich meant…   Read Story »