Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:42pm

Søren Kierkegaard, a major philosophical influence of Elliott’s, wrote, “My melancholy is the most faithful mistress I have known; what wonder, then, that I love her in return.” No sentence better encapsulates Elliott’s approach to confronting despair through art.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 4:35pm
The New York Times

Despite the implications of the word “mixtape,” Angel’s Pulse deserves to be taken seriously. It’s lighthearted, but that doesn’t mean it’s not heartfelt.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:31pm

Play/Ground was a sensory overload, tailor made for the interests of young women like me.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 5:24pm

Madlib and Gibbs know that they’re the best, all they had to do was prove it to the world. They have once again secured the honor of releasing the best rap album of the year. Hell, this dynamic duo may have just released the album of the year.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:48pm

Hobo Johnson is proof that music can be introspective and creative without ever being good. He has the emotional immaturity and awkward sexual frustration of Pinkerton-era Rivers Cuomo without any of the musical talent. “We should go and get a friggin' cup of coffee / And I’ll act friendly and I won’t pull any stunts / But I’m a little stunt puller from birth / So I don’t know what to tell you.” Gag me.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 3:20pm

Leaving the bathroom at around 3:30 a.m., I was stopped by a gruff staff member who reminded me that it was Father’s Day tomorrow. He told me that as a father of five, what he treasures the most are the notes his kids have written for him over the years. He handed me a pen.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 10:04pm
Lightning 100

For seventeen years, Bonnaroo Music Festival has established itself as one of the paramount summer festivals in America. Taking place on a massive farm in Tennessee, every year the festival is home to some of the most momentous performances and colorful characters you can find.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 6:22pm
Getty Images

When Future is on, he is on, but unfortunately, he is only on for half the EP.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:19pm
North Country Public Radio

Collaborations gain traction by pushing boundaries and thinking outside the box. It’s obvious that Calexico and Iron & Wine tried their best to foster a creative spark between them. This time, their best wasn’t enough.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 12:11pm
Rolling Stone

Hippo Campus opened Bonnaroo’s Saturday evening sets with an energetic performance that prevailed over the scorching heat. The Minnesota band played hits from both of their last two albums — Landmark which dropped in the winter of 2017 and Bambi that followed a year later — the sixty-minute set showing their range as a collective, while giving a taste of their development from one project to the next.