Sep 26, 2016 Music Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

For die-hard fans, it has been four long years since the release of What We Saw from the Cheap SeatsRegina Spektor's sixth and most recent studio album. (Catchy as her intro to Orange is the New Black might be, it just doesn't fill the void that a new album from the Soviet-born singer/songwriter does.) More

Lydia Loveless

Real

Bloodshot

Sep 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Over the course of four albums, 25-year-old Lydia Loveless has undergone a metamorphosis. Her latest, Real, sounds like Loveless has found herself, somewhere between traditional country and '70s pop rock. More

Sep 22, 2016 Music Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Jenn Wasner is best known as the frontwoman of Baltimore indie-rock duo Wye Oak, but over the last few years, she's demonstrated a tendency to transcend genre and other limitations. More

Sep 21, 2016 Music Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Following quickly on the heels of several EPs and last year's excellent debut LP, The Things We Do to Find People Who Think Like UsBeach Slang has quickly released the follow-up less than a year later.  More

Sep 20, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

After collaborating to produce one of the top five best-selling albums of all time, a schism grew between singer Meat Loaf and songwriter Jim Steinman. It took them 16 years to make amends and follow Bat Out of Hell with its potent sequel, Bat Out of Hell II; however, their peace treaty was short-lived. More

Sep 19, 2016 Music Issue #58 - The Protest Issue

Devendra Banhart is an artist. Recently, the music for which he is widely recognized has been demarcated by periods of his lesser known visual art, where open hearted interaction with forms and figures may be shaping his recordings. More

Frank Ocean

Blonde

Boys Don't Cry

Sep 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

"Pink + White," one of the standout tracks from Frank Ocean's latest album, Blonde, would have fit nicely on his last proper album, 2012's Channel Orange. More

Frank Ocean

Endless

Boys Don't Cry/Def Jam

Sep 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

There finally comes a moment in Frank Ocean's Endless, at about the 18-minute mark, when the entire affair finally isn't completely dull. At long last the characters in the California musician's visual album begin painting the boxes that we just spent a dozen minutes watching them saw and piece together the boards for.  More

Sep 15, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Following hot on the heels of last year's Beyoncé and Radiohead style surprise release Star Wars is this oddly-named follow-up, perhaps a direct nod to Harry Nilsson's similarly titled Nilsson Schmilsson. More