This album matters for reasons beyond the music itself. Haze remains deliberate about sharing an honest, hopeful message.
“How do you know robot love is queer if you haven’t tried it?” Plus: lots of pictures.
Mal Blum’s new album, “Tempest In A Teacup,” is so endearing and good and fun and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it.
“Say What You Mean” is full of some of the catchiest, saddest and most upbeat, vulnerable breakup songs you’ll ever dance around your living room to.
Cara’s Team Pick: Everyone’s favorite Swedish brother-sister electronic duo turns queer theory into crazy atmospheric semi-dance music. FINALLY.
Happy ‘Heartthrob’ Release Day! Process your feelings here.
Besides “it’s Kaki King.”
Trans rapper Heidi Barton Stink keeps it real. Like, really, really real.
Nicki Minaj promised she would be a game-changing artist, and this album is one step in her desired direction. Spoiler alert: this review uses the term “baddest bitch” a lot.
Intern Grace’s Team Pick: If you like bouncy ukulele music and feelings, it is possible that you will love this album so much you want to take it on a pizza date and let it order as many toppings as it wants.
Kanye West is seeking redemption — he’s just having a hard time wading through all the diamonds to get there.
“When I hear this song, I picture the shiny Lady Gaga motorcycle mutant rolling through the night, wind in its hair, and it makes me feel pretty awesome.”
Feel It Break is one of the most interesting and addictive records I’ve heard this year, it’s a thing.
Hercules & Love Affair’s new album, Blue Songs, is more Chicago house than Studio 54.
There have been SO MANY new albums released this month. I ran out of time for multiple listens and proper sentences, so instead here are my very first impressions communicated in a series of highly unauthentic haiku poems. Just go with it.
Here’s a list of the latest pop albums I’ve listened to, and how I felt about them.
Described by the Guardian as “a seriously warped mind in the body of a fox”, Marina Diamandis, aka Marina & The Diamonds, is quickly making a name for herself as an artist to watch. Contributing writer Corey takes a look at Marina’s debut album, The Family Jewels, and tells us why this pop sensation is ready to dominate in 2010.
2009 was an epic year for Canadian synth poppers Dragonette, who released their second studio album ‘Fixin’ To Thrill’, did a world tour, and won Crystal’s heart during intimate set at her favourite lesbian club. Intern Emily and Crystal are here to tell you all about it.
In her Audiostraddle debut, Jess Gitner writes about The Magnetic Fields’ eccentricities, gender-bending lyrics and return to folk as she reviews their forthcoming album, ‘Realism’, which drops Jan 26.
With so much excellent music being released in 2009, contributing writer Isabelle had a hard task narrowing down a list of the year’s Top 10 records – featuring releases from Patrick Wolf, Metric, Neko Case, Tegan & Sara and more. Which record took out the #1 spot? Check it out and tell us if you agree.