What We're Listening To
On their third record, Two Door Cinema Club embrace the ’80s. But they also become more comfortable being themselves. Read more.
It’s easy to love Phantogram’s new record. Despite being their most approachable album yet, the duo maintains their ability to surprise us with their wide tonal vocabularies. Read more.
Thirty years into their career, Meshuggah prove on The Violent Sleep of Reason that they still do progressive death metal better than anybody else in the biz. Read more.
Anderson .Paak’s ascendance continues as he partners with Knxwledge on Yes Lawd! for his second great release in a single calendar year. Read more.
In the realm of modern classical music, Clem Leek’s new EP is comparable to Nils Frahms’ best work. But Clem’s piano compositions have more complex textures and structures, despite their laid back sounds. Read more.
On A Seat at the Table, Solange Knowles finally comes into her own as she sings about what it’s like to be a black woman in America. It’s not just her best record — it demands to be heard. Read more.
Longer Notes On Music We Love
Chance the Rapper’s “How Great” Video
Chance the Rapper’s newest video isn’t just cool because the song is awesome. It’s innovative because of the way you watch it.
Liz Loughrey’s “Rise Up” Video
Liz Loughrey’s soulful pop makes for a disarming music video that serves as a call to peace for all of us.
Why Music Lovers Should Be Excited About La La Land
Damien Chazelle made a film for jazz lovers with Whiplash. La La Land is a film that will make us all jazz lovers.
Firefox AK’s Video for “Heart of Mine”
Firefox AK's first new song in five years is accompanied by a video about a deaf-blind teenager "experiencing God".
A Few of Our Favourite Things
Each of the guys in Fresh Snow pick their favourite improv and experimental records.
In celebration of Homme’s new record with Iggy Pop, we take a look at the best five records from one of rock’s most prolific statesmen.
Better late than never: our list of the best twelve records of 2015 (because we couldn't decide on ten) includes Grimes, Kendrick, Father John Misty, and a few surprises.
Issue 149October 23, 2016
- Review • Two Door Cinema Club: Gameshow
- Review • Phantogram: Three
- Review • Meshuggah: The Violent Sleep of Reason
- Review • NxWorries: Yes Lawd!
- Review • Clem Leek: 2Pianos I
- Video: • Chance the Rapper: “How Great”
- Video: • Liz Loughrey: “Rise Up”
Issue 148October 9, 2016
- Review • Solange: A Seat at the Table
- Review • Lisa LeBlanc: Why You Wanna Leave, Runaway Queen?
- Review • Apollo Brown & Skyzoo: The Easy Truth
- Review • Tycho: Epoch
- Review • Dan Mangan: Nice, Nice, Very Nice