All the guest artists in the world only distract Sheeran from finding his own authentic voice.
Articles by Lucy Shanker
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Thirty-four guest artists and 27 producers flesh out the proceedings on J. Cole’s latest project.
Lethargic raps and beats largely come across as lazy and half-baked.
Album Review: Jamila Woods’ LEGACY! LEGACY! Pairs Forward-Looking Optimism with Raw Historical Truths
On her second full-length album, the Chicago staple looks at life through the eyes of black cultural icons.
Some air gets let out of the New Orleans group’s sophomore full-length
These women are producing some of the best music in the game — and redefining the often male-dominated industry.
A triumph that belongs more to the subject than the actual film.
The artist throws her name into contention for the queen of contemporary pop.
SABA, family, and friends explore emotional turmoil and triumph together on their latest collaboration.
A year after Invasion of Privacy, we trace the unlikely rise of pop culture’s most ubiquitous rapper.
The New York rapper’s sophomore album rises and falls with features from the biggest names in hip-hop.
The populizer of drill’s crude delivery clashes with less raw production to miss the bar.