Parts of Chaz Bundick’s latest are delightful, but it also feels calculated.
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A subdued, straightforward addition to The Go! Team’s fascinating catalog.
A well-written, but troublingly snide solo effort from the Arcade Fire multi-instrumentalist.
To the Kevin Barnes completists out there, it’s totally worth a listen.
An emotionally monotonous, one-dimensional record.
A bracing product of 21st century nostalgia full of jarring, melodic twists and garishly sexual lyrics.
A ranking six decades, 15 studio albums, and five band members later in the making.
Alex Zhang Hungtai’s last album as Dirty Beaches finds a complacent resting place.
Why are we obsessed with the vague murmurs caught in the echo chamber?
The defining Scottish indie pop band.
Former Girls frontman reminds that happiness can still be cool.
Ten years later, Dean Essner speculates which one’s the real deal.