Will Toledo reimagines an earlier effort recorded at the age of 19 on a cheap laptop into a sprawling, loosely conceptual rock album. Michael Roffman reads Collin Brennan’s review.
Consequence of Sound
Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, Jorja Smith, The Weeknd and many others bring a fictional African nation to life — a place whose culture is both deeply spiritual and known for being the most technologically advanced on Earth. Eleanor Edwards reads Greg Whitt’s review.
Ten years ago, Justin Vernon distinguished himself as one of the most distinctive, original, and essential voices of his musical generation. Cap Blackard reads Katherine Flynn’s review.
Songwriters Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser lapse back into a sardonic mode that sounded a whole lot better in 2007 than it does in 2018. Cap Blackard reads Sasha Geffen’s review.
For his fifth solo album, the pop superstar delivers a funky, country-laced experiment that’s not nearly as bad as its already-damned reputation suggests. Michael Roffman reads Dan Weiss’ review.
Four albums later, it’s more difficult than ever to call this Swedish outfit a metal band as their sound continues to expand into psychedelia, shoegaze, and post-rock. Robert Ham breaks it all down.
To follow up last year’s breakthrough smash, the Atlanta trio expedite this blockbuster sequel, a 105-minute epic that otherwise plays like another Migos album. Michael Roffman reads Dan Weiss’ review.
By making a space that fits his creative style, the German composer finds a way to give his complex compositions even more room to weave themselves into the world while you listen. Cap Blackard reads Nina Corcoran’s review.
The indefatigable rock-god-in-waiting beefs up his sound with a brass section while giving himself over to a bout of anything-goes creativity that hits way more than it misses. CoS’ Tyler Clark gives you the low-down.