Future – HNDRXX (2017)

      Four tracks into Future’s 2015 album DS2, he talks about love, and it’s weird. Here’s a man...

John Fahey – Volume 6, Days Have Gone By (1967)

John Fahey – Volume 6, Days Have Gone By (1967)

John Fahey is, in my opinion, an absolutely fascinating figure in the course of American music. His compositions encapsulate a...

Tyshawn Sorey – Verisimilitude (2017)

      The first track on Verisimilitude, Tyshawn Sorey’s newest record and first in a trio format since 2011’s...

James Brown – Hot Pants (1971)

James Brown – Hot Pants (1971)

James Brown wasn’t called “the hardest working man in show business” for nothing. Starting in 1959, Brown released 66 studio...

The Tenth Man’s Favorite Albums of 2017

2017 was a crazy one. Hurricanes, earthquakes, crazy California wildfires, Hollywood allegations, NFL protests  – even a Presidential Inauguration. It’s...

Can – Tago Mago (1971)

Can – Tago Mago (1971)

“You must play monotonous” – unattributed Sometimes the most bizarre of circumstances lead to inspiration. For Can drummer Jaki Liebezeit,...

SZA – CTRL (2017)

    Solána Imani Rowe is an incessant perfectionist. Maybe that’s the most succinct explanation for the four-year-long gap between...

Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens (2017)

    Kelly Lee Owens’ self-titled debut opens with a feint. “S.O” is unassuming: just sweeping string pads, rubbery drums,...

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)

Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River (1969)

Sam Cutler recently made a comment in the documentary A Long Strange Trip that’s really stuck with me. He proposes that American bands...

Alvvays – Antisocialites (2017)

      Molly Rankin has one of those voices in pop that I think is absolutely perfect. Ever since...