On 2010’s Chris Coady-produced Teen Dream, Baltimore’s favorite dream pop duo brought the reverb-laden sound they had favored on their debut Beach House and break-through follow-up Devotion out…   Read Story »
The original Odd Future Tape -- posted on the group's Tumblr back in April 2010, supposedly first posted online as early as 2008 -- is the first long-form document of the young rap crew who would…   Read Story »
A Virginia airport at 5 in the morning on the day SXSW starts, listening to an iTunes stream on crappy airport wi-fi and letting that stream rebuffer a few times on every song: These are not the…   Read Story »
Being Bruce Springsteen can't be easy. As one of the last quasi-relevant survivors of a stadium-rock infrastructure that doesn't exist anymore, he's spent decades being held up as a paragon of real…   Read Story »
There’s not a band in recent memory that nailed the landing quite like Sleigh Bells did in 2010 with Treats, its M.I.A.-cosigned debut. They were CMJ darlings back when being a CMJ darling was…   Read Story »
To put all the waves upon waves of Lana Del Rey backlashes and frontlashes into proper perspective, let's all try a thought experiment: Imagine what might've happened if Fiona Apple, the closest…   Read Story »
The latest solo record from one-man four-track recorder Bradford Cox is probably his most accessible release under the moniker, striking a pretty even balance between the hazier Atlas Sound material…   Read Story »
Lungs, Florence & The Machine's debut album, was a bit of a slow-burner; I don't think I quite realized how much I liked it until it had been out for nine months or so. By that time, of course,…   Read Story »
First things first: There's no "D.A.N.C.E." on Justice's sophomore album. There's not really any "DVNO" either. Much of Justice's original popular appeal lay in their ability to craft these…   Read Story »
Noel Gallagher was the man who wrote virtually all the songs for Oasis, and sang a lot of the best ones. And even though the rest of the band took Liam's side during the contentious breakup, going…   Read Story »