Album Reviews

Album review: Pharrell, “G I R L”

Album review: Pharrell, "G I R L S"

Even if the masses didn’t know him until last year, Pharrell has been a tacit force in popular music for over a decade. As half of the production duo the Neptunes, he produced records for virtually every big name in hip-hop and R&B from the late nineties to today. Britney Spears, Noreaga, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg and Frank Ocean can each thank Pharrell for at least one of their hits. While his work as a performer hasn’t caught on until recently, past [...]



Album review: Beck, “Morning Phase”

Review: Beck, "Morning Phase."

Beck’s “Morning Phase” is a return to the bare-bones singer-songwriter efforts of “Sea Change,” both in style and greatness.



Album review: Phantogram, “Voices”

Album review: Phantogram, "Voices."

Like the duo’s best songs, Phantogram’s “Voices” puts a priority on heavy, novel rhythms above all else, and aside from a few stinkers, is better for it.



Album review: Sun Kil Moon, “Benji”

Album review: Sun Kil Moon, "Benji"

“Benji” is Sun Kil Moon’s finest work to date, a brutal album obsessed with loss and what’s left in its wake.



Album review: Broken Bells, “After The Disco”

Album review: Broken Bells, "After The Disco"

Broken Bells’ “After The Disco” is, as its name suggests, post-disco, granting equal time to classic four-on-the-floor beats and odd digital effects.



Album review: Ryanhood, “Start Somewhere”

Album review: Ryanhood, "Start Somewhere"

Tuscon, AZ duo Ryanhood try to pick up the pieces after a lengthy hiatus with “Start Somewhere.”



Album review: Warpaint, “Warpaint”

Album review: Warpaint, "Warpaint"

Warpaint’s self-titled sophomore effort is as spectral as expected, but newfound heft makes it the more substantial of the band’s two releases.



Album review: Lanterns on the Lake, “Until the Colours Run”

Album review: Lanterns on the Lake, "Until the Colours Run"

With the band and England in turmoil, Lanterns on the Lake let the stiff upper-lip slip on “Until The Colours Run.”



Most anticipated rock, punk and metal albums of 2014: Tool, Foo Fighters and more

Foo Fighters @ Pepsi Center by John Leyba

Here are Reverb’s 10 most anticipated rock, punk and metal albums of 2014.



The 10 best under-the-radar albums of 2013: Lucius, Blood Orange and more

CMJ 2013

Reverb counts down the 10 best under-the-radar albums of 2013 that people might have missed, with Lucius, Blood Orange and more.