Album Reviews

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.”



Mount Eerie, “Sauna” review: Good company for the lonely

Mount Eerie's “Sauna” isn’t quite a lullaby for the lonely, but it is good company.

Mount Eerie’s “Sauna” isn’t quite a lullaby for the lonely, but it is good company.



Bob Dylan, “Shadows In The Night” review: Ironic covers of Sinatra tunes

Otherwise devoid of surprises, Bob Dylan’s “Shadows” manages to cast a unique (if dim) light on Sinatra by cutting trim renditions of his most forlorn music.

Otherwise devoid of surprises, Bob Dylan’s “Shadows” manages to cast a unique (if dim) light on Sinatra by cutting trim renditions of his most forlorn music.



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.