Album Reviews

Big Sean, “Dark Sky Paradise” review: Detroit rapper delivers his best creative perfomance

If "Dark Sky Paradise" is any indication, we're watching the best creative performance from Big Sean, who has as a hustler's spirit and the rhymes to match.

If “Dark Sky Paradise” is any indication, we’re watching the best creative performance from Big Sean, who has as a hustler’s spirit and the rhymes to match.



THEESatisfaction, “EarthEE” review: Pay attention, this is worth your time

If you got to lost in the far-out ambience of “EarthEE,” you might miss all the meaning THEESaistfaction packs into these songs.

If you got to lost in the far-out ambience of “EarthEE,” you might miss all the meaning THEESaistfaction packs into these songs.



Dan Deacon, “Gliss Riffer” review: Having fun is easier said than done

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon's “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.

Having fun is sometimes easier said than done. By the sounds of Dan Deacon’s “Gliss Riffer,” it can even be hard work.



Drake, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” review: A far cry from gloomy memes

Now that Drake successfully broke the internet with the surprise album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” we have a better perspective about the price of fame and the contractual riff with Cash Money.

Now that Drake successfully broke the internet with the surprise album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,” we have a better perspective about the price of fame and the contractual riff with Cash Money.



Ibeyi, “Ibeyi” review: There’s power in quiet beauty

After this kind of mature and confident debut, it’ll be exciting to see what Ibeyi does next.

After this kind of mature and confident debut, it’ll be exciting to see what Ibeyi does next.



Sonny and the Sunsets, “Talent Night At The Ashram” review: A mixed, musical film festival

Sonny and the Sunsets' "Talent Night At The Ashram" is Sonny Smith's seventh album in four years, with no signs of slowing down—but maybe he should.

Sonny and the Sunsets’ “Talent Night At The Ashram” is Sonny Smith’s seventh album in four years, with no signs of slowing down—but maybe he should.



Sisqo, “Last Dragon” review: Mr. “Thong Song” attempts a comeback

Fourteen years after "Thong Song" Sisqo attempts a comeback with "Last Dragon."

Fourteen years after “Thong Song” Sisqo attempts a comeback with “Last Dragon.”



Quarterbacks, “Quarterbacks” review: Can simple songs save your soul?

Quarterbacks, "Quarterbacks" review: Can simple songs save your soul?

There’s not much more to Quarterbacks’ songs than comfort and release for those suffering 20-something afflictions. But if you feel that way, or remember well how it feels, “Quarterbacks” could be good for your soul, if only for 20 minutes.



Father John Misty, “I Love You Honeybear” review: Trading one-liners for sincerity

Father John Misty, "I Love You Honeybear" review: Trading one-liners for sincerity

On his sophomore album, “I Love You Honeybear,” Father John Misty trades one-liners for sincerity—and achieves an album of far deeper impressions.



Kid Ink, “Full Speed” review: He finds his voice, but the rhymes fall short

While he knows his way around a beat, Kid Ink falls flat with his rhymes on "Full Speed."

While he knows his way around a beat, Kid Ink falls flat with his rhymes on “Full Speed.”