David Longstreth side-steps the self-indulgence and delivers quirk, wit, and warmth on his brightest album yet.
Kim Gordon and Bill Nace once again experiment with noise to create a controlled chaos.
The black metal legends breathe fire across a frostbitten landscape on their triumphant return.
Emotion and technical prowess bolster a metal band that continues to evolve.
A self-indulgent, largely evasive, and boring body of work when the beat lets up.
A bummer of an album that grows tedious despite some welcome surprises.
The only limits on Welch’s talent are the risks she sometimes fails to take.
Reznor and Ross prove their staying power as one of heavy music’s most formidable outfits.
An unapologetic record of late-night slow jams that stem from a more mature, experienced perspective.
The My Morning Jacket frontman reminds us to occasionally pause in a world that never slows down.
The celebrated emcee sits on the sidelines and fails to connect on a basic human level.
An eclectic return to form for one of modern pop’s great vocalists.