Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:31pm

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

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.

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:44pm

Amid the current media talk about American studios altering their content to get through Chinese censorship, it makes me wonder how much Asian media producers are coloring their material to be Western-friendly.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 11:17am
The 'South Park' episode in question

In a total flip of opinion from “South Park,” the climate change denier is depicted as more smug and self-absorbed than Al Gore was twelve years earlier.

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:43pm
Design by Roseanne Chao

I’ll always have love for the Man On The Moon, gratitude for the years keeping me company when nobody else did.