Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 5:06pm
Soccer Mommy

Bad relationships are the running concern on the DIY indie rocker’s effective debut album ‘Clean.’ Over alternatively soft and subtly vicious chord progressions, she sings about unfollowed desires, self-doubt and disappointment.

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 3:34pm

Suddenly that Bauhaus cover they did back in 2011 makes a lot of sense.

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 5:34pm

Each song is its own room, fully furnished, and while every room is consistent aesthetically with the last, they all offer the listener a new discovery, a new chaise lounge to dance on and a new framed photo to gawk at.

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

'Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1' immediately comes to mind, but I also think that this mission to save humanity would do well to channel Rico Nasty’s most recent track, 'Smack A Bitch,' which is exactly what needs to be done with this oddly sexualized death trap.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:25pm
The Law Library

On a Saturday I sit in the Law library. I often do this, busy or not, wasting my time pretending I’m using my time wisely. If I’m sitting in the library, I’m working, right? Of course, when I say “work,” I’m saying that I’m simply sitting, and by sitting in the library, I’m sitting productively. The Law library does that. It makes me feel like these hours spent curating a Facebook feed I never even use are somehow hours well spent, hours moving me in a forward direction, hours put into learning.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 6:05pm

Consider triangles, and consider geometry. These structures are here, literally and in spirit: The small interior benches are triangles; the shower is a triangle; the lampshades are triangles; the roof, too, is a triangle, though it’s an especially idiosyncratic example. Consisting of cedar shingles and wooden fascias, it folds downward just slightly and moves into an aggressive point in the backyard, where it hangs over a patio that expands into the grass.

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 5:33pm

Björk has always aimed for the grand, and she goes for it here, and often does it well. But the problem with a non-narrative album which has so many competing ideas is that it can become overwhelming, even confusing, and 'Utopia' certainly has moments when it’s not entirely sure where it’s stretching.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 3:16pm

Watching Ariel Pink live on a Sunday night certainly did not feel like a eulogy.

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 5:19pm

On 'MASSEDUCTION,' St. Vincent's fifth album, the tension between the person Annie Clark and the character St. Vincent dominates. It means everything and still it’s more unclear than ever before.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 5:47pm

Four Tet’s newest album, New Energy, is a not nearly the whiplash of Miley Cyrus’s genre switch, but it does include some boundary pushing beyond his discography, as Kieran Hebden is want to do.