For all the technical wizardry, superb musicianship and stellar score, the most compelling aspect of the opera remains the story itself.

Ahead of his Super Bowl performance, Justin Timberlake announced his fourth solo album, Man of the Woods. The album art is Bon Iver-esque, set in the woods with Timberlake donning a flannel under a wool jacket.

Directed by Bruno Mars himself, the remixed video is youthful, lighthearted and nostalgic.


A call to arms, the album itself is a passionate plea to end complacency.

I have a confession to make: I like country music.


While the sound is similar, the invocation of minimalism that pervades the album is individual to Francis and Francis alone. It’s his expertise, after all.

Throughout the record, one can hear influences ranging from as far as progressive rock to jazz.


Daily Music Writers discuss the essential tunes to start out 2018.


December 6, 2017 | 9:32 marks the beginning of saajtak's song "Underscore [ _ ]", a song that rises with the waves of singer Alex Koi's vocals only to delve into the cacophonous rhythm of what could easily be both a jazz or electronic piece