Album Reviews

The Dodos, “Individ” review: A twisting, but melancholy album

The Dodos, "Individ"

It’s almost hard to believe that the Dodos have been around for 10 years, given how fresh “Individ” sounds.



Jessica Pratt, “On Your Own Love Again” review: Folk medium finds her stride

Jessica Pratt's "On Your Own Love Again" is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.

Jessica Pratt’s “On Your Own Love Again” is folk revivalism done right and a must-hear for fans of Nick Drake.



Lil Wayne, “Sorry 4 the Wait 2″ review: A bitter road to “Tha Carter V”

Lil Wayne's "Sorry 4 the Wait 2" will tide us over until "Tha Carter V", but it's not what we'll be listening for the next six months.

Lil Wayne’s “Sorry 4 the Wait 2″ will tide us over until “Tha Carter V”, but it’s not what we’ll be listening for the next six months.



Joey Bada$$, “B4.DA.$$” review: Is he really the “rap supreme”?

On "B4.DA.$$," Joey Bada$$ proves that his influences are in the right place, but sometimes a little overwhelming.

On “B4.DA.$$,” Joey Bada$$ proves that his influences are in the right place, but sometimes a little overwhelming.



Sleater-Kinney, “No Cities To Love” review: Don’t call it a reunion

“No Cities To Love,” Sleater-Kinney's first album since going on hiatus in 2006, sounds as fresh as is does familiar.

“No Cities To Love,” Sleater-Kinney’s first album since going on hiatus in 2006, sounds as fresh as is does familiar.



Belle and Sebastian, “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance” review: Bold, misguided aspirations

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.

On “Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance,” Belle and Sebastian dip into dance music to inject their sunny disposition into times of far-reaching strife.



Panda Bear, “Grim Reaper” review: This is the first worthy listen of 2015

Just two weeks into 2015, Panda Bear's weird, psychotronic soundtrack sets a high bar for this year's releases.

Just two weeks into 2015, Panda Bear’s weird, psychotronic soundtrack sets a high bar for this year’s releases.



Nicki Minaj, “The Pinkprint” review: She shows heart, insanity

With all the heart, there's Minaj's classic insanity on "The Pinkprint."

With all the heart, there’s Nicki Minaj’s classic insanity on “The Pinkprint.”



Charli XCX “Sucker” review: Taking shots at pop’s elite

London’s Charli XCX hopes to join the ranks of Taylor Swift, Lorde and Iggy Azealia with her major label debut, “Sucker.”

London’s Charli XCX hopes to join the ranks of Taylor Swift, Lorde and Iggy Azealia with her major label debut, “Sucker.”



Best albums of 2014: St. Vincent, Run the Jewels and more

The best albums of 2014.

Here are the best albums of 2014 with St. Vincent, Run the Jewels, Ty Segall, the War on Drugs and more.