Album Reviews

Album review: The Weeknd, “Kiss Land”

Album review: The Weeknd, "Kiss Land"

Full of first-personal confessionals from a guy you wouldn’t want near your daughter, “Kiss Land” is the Weeknd’s most intimate—and alienating—album yet.



Album review: Arctic Monkeys, “AM”

Album review: Arctic Monkeys, "AM"

It only took about seven years for the hype around Arctic Monkeys to wane, and now that it has, the band seems to have calmed down and started having fun.



Album review: Delorean, “Apar”

Album review: Delorean, "Apar"

Delorean returns with more euro-club indie-rock on their sophomore release, “Apar.”



Album review: Volcano Choir, “Repave”

Album review: Volcano Choir, "Repave"

Volcano Choir’s “Repave” is a return to a form that Justin Vernon’s fans have been looking for since his sophomore solo album, “Bon Iver.”



Album review: Earl Sweatshirt, “Doris”

The Earl Sweatshirt tour in support of "Doris" includes a Boulder show.

On his debut studio album, “Doris,” Earl Sweatshirt shows a full range of emotions through a gritty noir atmosphere. It’s an honesty that is lost on his Odd Future counterparts.



Album review: King Krule, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon”

Album review: King Krule, "6 Feet Under the Moon"

If you’re up for feeling down, King Krule’s “6 Feet Beneath The Moon” is a fascinating and deceptively nuanced listen.



Album review: Superchunk, “I Hate Music”

Superchunk's tenth studio album finds the band in a more wistful state of mind than usual. (Merge Records)

Superchunk’s 10th studio album “I Hate Music” finds the longtime indie rock quartet in a more wistful state of mind than usual.



Album review: John Mayer, “Paradise Valley”

Album review: John Mayer, "Paradise Valley"

On John Mayer’s “Paradise Valley,” he returns from surgeries with his most peaceful, twangy album yet.



Album review: Washed Out, “Paracosm”

Album review: Washed Out, "Paracosm"

The new Washed Out album, “Paracosm,” is hipster lounge music: effortlessly enjoyed, but easily forgotten.



Album Review: Moderat, “II”

Moderat, "II"

German electro supergroup Moderat’s second album unfortunately falls into some of the hacky electro traps that its debut album so effortlessly avoided.