First things first: All hail Björk's Vulnicura. It's the best album that's come out in the past week, but you already knew that, and we already wrote about it. So, as usual, let's use this space to…   Read Story »
First, a note: The week's real best album is Sleater-Kinney's triumphant comeback No Cities To Love. It's also the best album of the month. It could quite well end up being the best album of the…   Read Story »
There are very few pop stars with backstories as epic and strange as that of Mark Ronson. Where do you start with this guy? Son of a real estate mogul. Stepson of the guitarist from Foreigner.…   Read Story »
Nothing happens in early January. It's sad, but it's true. In movies, January is where the big Hollywood studios throw every movie that apparently didn't deserve a release date during the rest of the…   Read Story »
Charli XCX is not going to be anyone's fucking pop music bridesmaid anymore. It's not happening. Forget it. Over the past two years, Charli has helped give global, career-defining hits to Icona Pop…   Read Story »
The first time I interviewed Ghostface Killah, I waited four hours at the "Back Like That" video shoot for a 10-minute sit-down. This was mostly OK. I got to see the rap-promotions machine in action…   Read Story »
The problem with the new Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow is that it's not the last Wu-Tang Clan album. The last time the whole group came together, it was on 2008's 8 Diagrams, a messy…   Read Story »
Underground metal doesn't soar very often anymore. It churns and wriggles and spits and seethes, and it can be really great at all these things. If you're in a bleak, heavy mood, something like…   Read Story »
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 »