The East Bay legends tapped into so much more than just alienation and boredom on their major-label debut.
Articles by Kayleigh Hughes
The Swedish pop star returns with a soft and sad record, drenched in beautiful melodies and irresistible beats.
An album of fresh sounds that fuse the swagger of ’80s pop and R&B with a sense of grand romanticism.
Nonexistent bass lines and poor production and mixing choices detract from an emotionally intense record.
A collection of 14 elegant, compact musical vignettes that explore the pain and folly and intoxication of building and losing connections.
“Phair’s voice was exactly what I needed as I grew from being a teenager to a young adult woman.”
Synth-pop outfit abandons much of the attitude and strangeness that made their past music feel unique and urgent.
The Colombian-American singer proves to be a one-of-a-kind powerhouse with all sorts of range.
Each song is thoughtful, well-formed, and a delightful experience on its own.
Just a few of the many faces of the guitar prodigy before his new solo album drops.
With a new LP out, we sort through the band’s catalog of old-timey musicality, Dickensian vocabulary, and highfalutin storytelling.
An occasionally thrilling record that’s more often either overdone or underworked.