Rock music in the 2010s was boring, and the only group that was totally original was Death Grips.
But they also make me nostalgic for my first experimental band.
On Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and Moondance, Lester Bangs, Bill Callahan, and growing old with grace.
In Cauda Venenum is like an evolution of the best and most challenging rock of the 1970s.
Listening to Kanye West’s Jesus is King.
Dustin Laurenzi's Snaketime finds a new approach to tradition.
Tool's first album in 13 years proves nothing is worse than a band that’s become a convincing re-enactment of itself.
Dug in dense gloom since the death of David Berman (Silver Jews, Purple Mountains) earlier this month.
More songs from my brother with his ears chafed from the pavement.
What’s the difference between Johnny Cash’s early recordings and his so-called “resurrection” as the artist behind the American Recordings?
I’m drowning in it.
On the veteran songwriter's latest album Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest.
There’s no mystery to be plumbed anywhere on this album.
Mendelssohn’s conservatism seems completely at odds with both this innate talent and his cosmopolitan existence.
New albums by Cody Jinks and Miranda Lambert are very theatrical.
Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff.
It's some of the most spiritual music ever recorded.
Then they came for Morrissey.
There's not liable to be a better record this year.
A derided Rolling Stones album that’s not as bad as you might think.
Right now, genders are genres. Maybe Lil Nas X can help.
Miss Anthropocene is out February 21 via 4AD.
Duane Allman plays a swampy slide behind Aretha's powerful version of "The Weight."
From the Shadows and Light concert.
Second mix from the new multimedia outfit, featuring tracks by Michel Banabila, Anna Homler & Steve Moshier, Adriano Celentano, Charles Amirkhanian, Hayden Right, and more.
From Prism Mirror Lens, their new album on VG+ Records.
An exemplary outtake from the recent Bootleg Series entry.
A mix of material from the short-lived dub band.
From Dutch TV show Wonderland.
New track from sound artist Danny Greenwald (Glassine).