Album Reviews

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.



Album review: Beyoncé, self-titled

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On Beyoncé’s surprise visual album,”Beyoncé,” the singer is a rare pop auteur, making the album she wants to make because she actually can.



Album review: R. Kelly, “Black Panties”

Album review: R. Kelly, "Black Panties."

“Black Panties” is another R. Kelly album to make moms blush and heads shake—sometime to the beat, but mostly in amused disbelief.