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Reviews

Look: I Know Nothing About Yo La Tengo But You Probably Should

Their discography is daunting, they’re for nerds, they’re for you when you’re in your late twenties, and probably will be for years in the future.
Ryan Bassil
2.20.19
Reviews

Yung Lean Taps into His Inner Dylan on Lo-Fi ‘Nectar’ Project

It'd be hyperbolic to call him a modern-day Bob Dylan but this recent release: a) involves guitars and beat poetry; and b) is the best and most honest thing he’s made.
Ryan Bassil
2.8.19
we saw this

Living Among the Monsters at Lady Gaga's Vegas Residency

On a night when even a power outage couldn't stop her, what impressed us most were the moments Gaga stripped back the neon, sitting alone at the piano.
Dan Gentile
1.24.19
Essays

Why It's Still Good to Me: Robert Christgau Reflects on a Half Century of Rock Criticism

The critic's new book 'Is It Still Good to Ya?' is out now.
Robert Christgau
11.7.18
We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us

We Reviewed Literally Whatever You Sent Us, Volume 24

Everyone has way too much time on their hands.
Colin Joyce
Dessie Jackson
Eric Sundermann
11.1.18
stream of the crop

Stream of the Crop: 12 New Albums for Heavy Rotation

New projects from Khalid, Lil Yachty, and How to Dress Well top this week's list.
Noisey Staff
10.22.18
Essays

Arctic Monkeys Are Done Being Rock Music’s Saviours

The grimy Sheffield romantics are back with an album that’s insular, moody, and straight-up weird. There are no singles on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’, but that’s part of the appeal.
Shaad D’Souza
5.11.18
coachella 2018

We Are All Dead Inside, Just Like The Weeknd

His headlining Coachella set proved the darkness is certainly real, but the deeper meaning remains questionable.
Jeff Weiss
4.16.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Genius of Thelonious Monk

The Dean reviews MAST's 'Thelonious Sphere Monk,' Monk's own 'Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960,' and Ornette Coleman's 'Ornette at 12/Crisis.'
Robert Christgau
3.26.18
Major Keys

Lil Yachty Still Can't Escape the Innocent, Innovative Sound of 'Lil Boat'

'Lil Boat 2' finds the young Atlanta rapper largely succeeding at making minor-key trap, but perhaps he was more refreshing rapping over happier video game samples.
Phil Witmer
3.14.18
Reviews

This Film About a Family of Blind Buskers Is the Best Music Doc, Sorry

Burn 'La La Land'/that prosaic Morrissey biopic to the ground and let 'Ressurecting Hassan' shine in all its emotionally vivid glory.
Oobah Butler
11.22.17
music films

The New Wolf Alice Film Isn't Really a Wolf Alice Film

Michael Winterbottom's 'On the Road' is more about a fictional love story and the monotony of touring. It's still good, though.
Tshepo Mokoena
10.13.17
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