Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 5:12pm

Let’s get this out of the way: I write negative reviews about music because I hate music, and you should hate it too.

After all, what is music if it isn’t something to dump on? Taking what people love, analyzing it piece by piece and ripping it to shreds to invalidate their enjoyment is what I thrive on. I just want to take your favorite album and show you why it’s so terrible until you hate it yourself. What, you thought I listened to music because I like it?

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:31pm

“My Name Is Dark” is a superb single, easily the most appetizing one yet.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:20pm

The strongest defense for Kendrick as the rapper of the decade really comes in just two words: Who else?

Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:26pm

The band pulled several fans onstage during “QUEER,” which was cool to see, but their youth cemented that I was too old to be there (and I’m literally only 20 years old).

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 1:28pm

Our Pathetic Age has its high points on both discs, but bloat is the death of this record. On the instrumental half, it’s mediocre bloat, and on the feature-packed half, it’s poisonous bloat.

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 1:57pm
Dirty Hit

Her lyrics speak to my own experience taking Citalopram with startling precision: “Wanted to feel you but I'm numb / Don't even realize who I've become.” Most unsettling is the way she captures such a specific, hard-to-explain experience of Citalopram, something only another SSRI-taker could understand. I felt misunderstood, yet at the same time, I couldn’t find clarity in my own feelings.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:49pm

The only thing that crossed my mind was I could probably do the dishes to this.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 4:28pm

Jesus Is King is not a rap album with religious influence — this is straight-up Christian music.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 4:12pm

Sometimes it’s hard to believe that Rex Orange County is only 21 years old — he’s been singing so maturely on the strength of his love since he was barely 18. In the three short years since the stellar bcos u will never b free, Rex has become indie pop’s darling, stealing listeners’ hearts with his impassioned (and catchy) songwriting. A lot has happened in those three years. 18 is a crazy age to rocket into stardom, and once you’ve become a star, there’s no going back. Rex hasn’t shied away from singing about that pressure.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 5:26pm
Kero Kero Bonito

Kero Kero Bonito is on a hot streak. The British indie-pop trio has spent the last year radiating big suburban energy with the nostalgic Time ‘N’ Place, and has since widened their sights with Civilisation I, dropping right before their North American tour. If Bonito Generation was a celebration of inner childhood cheer and Time ‘N’ Place was a reflection of early-adulthood melancholy, Civilisation I is a grimdark mourning of society’s imminent implosion.