A little more than halfway through the 10-minute title track of Burial's Rival Dealer EP, around the time the first titanic sawtooth bassline disappears into static and the second one comes roaring…   Read Story »
Although his nearly singleminded fixation on sex has been a constant plumb line, R. Kelly's catalog is remarkably diverse. Stylistically, over the course of a 20-year solo career he's evolved with…   Read Story »
There are two big reasons why SUM/ONE, the solo debut from Gang Gang Dance's Brian DeGraw, gets the Album Of The Week nod this week. One is a simple matter of timing. The release-date calendar always…   Read Story »
There are plenty of good reasons to listen to Shearwater: There's the band's admirably expansive ambitions, almost prog-level for an indie rock band. (They made their mark by releasing an actual…   Read Story »
This is going to sound absolutely ridiculous, but Cupid Deluxe, Dev Hynes's second album as Blood Orange, reminds me of The Chronic. Hynes's lush and silky bedroom-pop is obviously light years…   Read Story »
For a band of cloudy-eyed cosmonaut warlocks, Wooden Shjips sure do sound friendly, and they're only getting friendlier with time. The band started out as the resident mystics of the Bay Area…   Read Story »
At what point does mastery become boring? Cut Copy are now almost a decade deep into a career of nothing but dizzy starry-eyed dance-rock anthems, and their sound has evolved in tiny fits and starts…   Read Story »
The music business is full of potential Sky Ferreiras. Imagine being one of the first two girls who got fired from Destiny's Child, or being the one guy in this Mickey Mouse Club video who didn't go…   Read Story »
Time to retire "cloud-rap." The term, coined by a friend of the site who would probably rather not be chained to it anymore, once served as a useful descriptor for a thing that was happening on rap's…   Read Story »
This week, in this space, I expected to be writing about Big Wheel And Others, the sprawling new double-album from Cass McCombs, one of the greatest songwriters currently existing in the indie rock…   Read Story »