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LCD Soundsystem – American Dream

  Six years after LCD Soundsystem’s elaborate, three-hour-long farewell show at Madison Square Garden, the New York dance-punk group has...

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,...

Amnesia Scanner – AS TRUTH (2017)

    Amnesia Scanner don’t do interviews. When they perform, they’re little more than silhouettes, and their releases arrive with...

Nas – Lost Tapes (2002)

Nas – Lost Tapes (2002)

The beginning of Nas’ career is stuff of legends. Illmatic immediately solidified Nas as a critic’s darling, as publications raved about the...

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Mark Kozelek – Night Talks (2017)

    Five years after the release of Among the Leaves, Mark Kozelek’s heel turn towards diaristic and stream-of-consciousness lyrics,...

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out (1965)

Joe Henderson – In ‘N Out Most jazz fans will probably recognize Joe Henderson from his work as a sideman....

<100 Week of 8/14

<100 Week of 8/14

<100 Less Than One Hundred (or more simply put <100) is a weekly segment where I (Rem) review albums that...

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory (2017)

    Vince Staples doesn’t seem very interested in catering to an audience. Sure, his interviews and tweets catch like...

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Actress – AZD (2017)

    In an interview with Dazed Digital following the release of AZD, Darren J. Cunningham brought up his interest...