Head-banging new music by 100 Gecs, Amnesia Scanner, Haru Nemuri, and Machine Girl.
The question of genre is a prevalent one in hip-hop: should it stick to its bare bones or incorporate other styles?
Always a master thief, in recent years Dylan has become a collage artist as well.
Lunging for the most obvious jokes on Find the Beat, Blueface is desperate to be heard and understood.
Four new rap releases reflect the divided state of the nation.
Some music has perked up, even within the strictures of chill.
Every Fiona Apple album has been sharper and more abrasive than the last, while remaining true to her characteristic hybrid of folk singer-songwriter conventions and vaudevillian musical comedy.
The four electronic albums reviewed below speak to the importance of rhythm — or maybe just drums.
By committing to chaos in itself, Poppy captures a spirit of play, a sense that anything is possible.
Some people turn to relaxing music in a crisis. Others need chaos to drown out everything else. I need both, preferably at the same time.
Gomez’s songs fit standard teenpop/R&B codes while excising the genre’s usual false cheer to achieve a cold minimalism.
Casino’s instrumental music often projects an initial illusion of formlessness, all the better to surprise you with sneak details later.