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MGMT

Album Review: ‘Little Dark Age’

★★★☆☆ MGMT’s 2018 album “Little Dark Age” follows in the vein of the spaced-out indie-pop that rocketed the band to stardom 11 years ago. However, while the project almost succeeds in reviving the duo’s early retro-synth success, it struggles to find its own identity. MGMT, which the friends Andrew VanWyngarden[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
GENIUS.COM

Album Review: ‘Say Less’

★★★☆☆ Twenty-one-year-old singer and rapper Roy Woods blurs the lines between rhythm and blues and rap, though he leans more toward the former, producing atmospheric tracks across the emotional spectrum through the 16 tracks on his debut album. “Say Less” excels because of Woods’ slick vocal flow and abundant energy,[Read More…]

by December 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide, Uncategorized
RCA Records

Album Review: ‘War & Leisure’

★★★★☆ Rhythm and blues star Miguel may be the only singer charismatic enough to release a sunny radio jam centered around the M16 assault rifle and make it feel sexy rather than ignorant. “War & Leisure” features a confident Miguel who infuses vibrant party music with subversive references to political[Read More…]

by December 7, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
MAROON 5

Album Review: ‘Red Pill Blues’

★★★☆☆ Fifteen years and five albums since the release of its critically acclaimed debut, “Songs About Jane,” quintessential pop rock group Maroon 5 is creating quite a different sound. The sultry rock songs that launched the band to stardom in the early 2000s would not find a place on its[Read More…]

RAPSODY

Album Review: ‘Laila’s Wisdom’

★★★★☆ The artist Rapsody, otherwise known as “Carolina’s Finest,” has provided casual rap listeners with tantalizing glimpses at her skill over the past few years. Her features on Kendrick Lamar’s legendary 2015 release “To Pimp a Butterfly” and Anderson .Paak’s 2016 “Malibu” have established that she is a rising female[Read More…]

by October 31, 2017 0 comments Music, The Guide
KEVIN GATES

Album: ‘By Any Means 2’

★★★★☆ There are few musicians who can claim to have put out a full-length mixtape from prison — and even fewer who can say that it is among their finest works. But Baton Rouge, La. rapper Kevin Gates’ latest mixtape, “By Any Means 2” has proven to loyal fans and[Read More…]

by September 29, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Guide Columns, Music, The Guide
ROSTAM

Album: ‘Half-Light’

★★★★☆ The sound of “Half-Light” is best described by its cover. The colors are bright and warm, evoking sensitivity and emotion, while the image itself is pixelated, belying a digital, distorted element. The Persian characters suggest foreign musical influences. Yet, each part comes together around the friendly figure in the[Read More…]

JUICY J

Album: ‘Highly Intoxicated’

★★★☆☆ Juicy J dropped his new mixtape “Highly Intoxicated” on Monday as an exclusive release on DatPiff, a free online mixtape distribution platform that specializes in hip-hop and rap music. With a name like “Highly Intoxicated,” Juicy J’s new mixtape carries a certain set of expectations. Sticking true to his[Read More…]

by September 22, 2017 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

Album: ‘Sleep Well Beast’

★★★☆☆ Political strategist Karl Rove described The National’s song “Walk It Back” as “a euro tech pop thing.” The National’s response? “F—k you, Karl.” Rove was asked to comment on the song because “Walk It Back” features a recitation of an infamous quote about political manipulation of reality, which is[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
MADEINTYO

Album: ‘True’s World’

★★★☆☆ Just over a year ago, Malcolm Davis, better known as MadeinTYO, emerged from relative anonymity in the mainstream music scene with his hit single, “Uber Everywhere.” Within months, the song was playing on every radio station and at every party, solidifying the rapper’s place as a viral star. Since[Read More…]