Tyler the Creator

Album review: Earl Sweatshirt, “Doris”

Earl Sweatshirt doesn't make his entrance on "Doris" until more than half way through the first song. His opening verse comes after a little pop in the music about two minuets into "Pre." It's low-key, but memorable and long overdue, much like the buildup and release of "Doris," his first studio album.

Album Review: Tyler, the Creator, “Wolf”

Odd Future busted onto the scene in late 2010 with a buzz as sweeping as any in the Internet age. At that point, all that was known about the group of teenagers could be gleaned from their expletive-laden Tumblr, outrageous YouTube videos and hodgepodge of macabre mixtapes.

Album reviews: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mike G

Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "And Friends,"(Listen 2/ Razor and Tie) Who wouldn't want to collaborate with Ladysmith Black Mambazo? This South African choir, founded in 1961, perfected a vocal blend as warm and enfolding as a down comforter and as brotherly as a team hug.