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Music May 11, 2019
Vampire Weekend’s Father of the Bride
On Vampire Weekend’s ambitious new album, which contrasts the band’s most upbeat music with some of its darkest lyrics, the New York three-piece has staked its claim to longevity.
Music March 30, 2019
Billie Eilish’s When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Popstar Billie Eilish offers moments of macabre brilliance on her uneven debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
Culture April 20, 2019
BTS’s Map of the Soul: Persona
Although BTS’s latest album, Map of the Soul: Persona, is a bland attempt to cover all bases, the enormous appeal of this K-pop band is ultimately undeniable.
Culture March 09, 2019
Fremantle psych band Pond’s latest album, Tasmania, acts as a springboard for frontman Nick Allbrook’s piercing take on Australia’s treatment of the environment and First Nations people.
Culture February 23, 2019
Julia Jacklin’s Crushing
Julia Jacklin’s new album Crushing has moments when her lyrical directness perfectly complements its dark folk-rock sound, which excuse some of the experimental missteps elsewhere.
Music February 02, 2019
Maggie Rogers’ Heard It in a Past Life
Pharrell Williams thrust Maggie Rogers and her song ‘Alaska’ into the spotlight. Now, with her debut album, Heard It in a Past Life, she’s taking a more rootsy, spiritual and sedate path to long-lasting success.