AV Club

Pollinator is about the best you could hope for from Blondie in 2017

Juliana Hatfield finds purpose in politics on anti-Trump album Pussycat

The Sadies cut a fresh path through familiar territory on Northern Passages

Conor Oberst is stuck inside of Omaha with some serious snowbound blues

The Wedding Present goes 3,000 miles, covers familiar ground on new LP

Hot Hot Heat ends respectable post-punk run with respectable LP

Broncho ups the drama on slight downer of a third album

Dylan wows again with a second standards album

Anohni makes pop music for a world about to burst

Poliça takes its moody, artsy, R&B-flavored synth-pop to the next level

Warpaint’s bassist throws a bleak dance party on her solo debut

Neon Indian dances itself clean of the chillwave tag once and for all

Albert Hammond Jr. strokes his chin on his most Strokes-like record yet

Thee Oh Sees made another one of those records where they rock really hard

Punk godfathers The Sonics justify a continued existence few would deny them

Friends again, King Khan and BBQ make mutant doo-wop like only they can

Sonny and the Sunsets, Talent Night at the Ashram

Reigning Sound, Shattered

Conor Oberst’s Upside Down Mountain

Billboard

R.E.M.'s 'Out of Time' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track

Neko Case's 'Fox Confessor Brings the Flood' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Boyz II Men's 'Cooleyhighharmony' at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Fugees' 'The Score' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Janet Jackson's 'Control' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Synth-Poppers Wet's Debut 'Don't You' Is Lovely -- But Forgettable: Album Review

Garage Rocker Ty Segall Challenges With Menacing Sound on ‘Emotional Mugger’: Album Review

Alt-Pop Duo Charlift Enlivens Synthy Sound on ‘Moth’: Album Review

Arctic Monkeys' 'Everything People Say I Am, That's What I Am Not' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Cat Power's 'The Greatest' at 10: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Alt-Folkies Daughter Colors Bright Sounds With Shades of Gray on ‘Not to Disappear’: Album Review

Troye Sivan Shows Growth and Growing Pains on Debut ‘Blue Neighbourhood’: Album Review

Justin Bieber Proves His Growth on 'Purpose': Album Review

One Direction Points the Way Forward on Swan Song (For Now) ‘Made in the A.M.’: Album Review

Smashing Pumpkins' 'Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness' at 20: 10 Most Melancholy Moments

U2's 'Boy' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Bruce Springsteen's 'The River' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

No Doubt's 'Tragic Kingdom' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Talking Heads' 'Remain In Light' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Prince's 'Dirty Mind' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Oasis' '(What's the Story) Morning Glory?' at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Duran Duran Party Like It’s 1989 on Guest-Filled ‘Paper Gods’: Album Review

Bruce Springsteen's 'Born to Run' Turns 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Grace Potter Adds Pop Spice to Her Grass-Roots Sound for Solo Debut 'Midnight': Album Review

AC/DC's 'Back In Black' at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

'Clueless' at 20: Revisiting the Soundtrack with a Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Foo Fighters' Self-Titled Debut at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Years & Years Debut 'Communion' Is Filled with Confessional Synth-Pop

Motley Crue's 'Theatre of Pain' at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Turns 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

Shamir Serves Up Sass and Style on Disco-Inspired Debut ‘Ratchet’: Album Review

Album Review: Blur Comes to a Personal and Professional Crossroads on ‘The Magic Whip’

Shamir Serves Up Sass and Style on Disco-Inspired Debut ‘Ratchet’: Album Review

Radiohead’s ‘The Bends’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Album Review: The ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Hits Hard Enough to Leave a Lasting Mark

Album Review: Bob Dylan Takes on Frank Sinatra with ‘Shadows In the Night’ Covers Album

Album Review: Belle and Sebastian’s ‘Girls In Peacetime Want to Dance’ Gets Sonically Adventurous

Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ at 40: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

‘U Can’t Touch This’ at 25: Remember M.C. Hammer’s Breakthrough Single

The Clash’s ‘London Calling’ at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Album Review: TV on the Radio’s ‘Seeds’ Makes a Giant Leap Toward the Mainstream

TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Madonna’s ‘Like a Virgin’ at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

U2′s ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Reviw

Album Review: Prince’s First Two Albums In Four Years Are a Mixed Bag

Dave Matthews Band’s ‘Under the Table and Dreaming’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga’s ‘Cheek to Cheek’: Track-by-Track Album Review

U2′s Surprise ‘Songs of Innocence’: Album Review

The 20 Best Songs About Friendship: Good, Bad, and With Benefits

The Notorious B.I.G.’s ‘Ready to Die’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Christina Aguilera’s Self-Titled Debut at 15: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Michael Jackson’s ‘Off the Wall’ at 35: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ ‘Hypnotic Eye’: Track-by-Track Album Review

Beastie Boys’ ‘Paul’s Boutique’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ at 30: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Jack White’s ‘Lazaretto’: Track-by-Track Album Review

Lily Allen’s ‘Sheezus’: Track-by-Track Review

Aaliyah’s ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Mariah Carey’s ‘Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse’: Track-by-Track Review

The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

Weezer’s ‘Blue Album’ at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

Blur’s “Parklife” at 20: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Foster the People, ‘Supermodel’: Track-by-Track Review

Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’ at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Review

Pixies “Doolittle” at 25: Classic Track-by-Track Album Review

Wondering Sound

Album Review: Buzzcocks’ ‘The Way’

The Village Voice

The Kills: “Midnight Boom”

The Black Kids: “Partie Traumatic”

Electric Six: “Flashy”

The Hartford Courant

The Black Lips: “Good Bad, Not Evil”

The Good, the Bad, and the Queen: S/T

Turpentine Brothers: “We Don’t Care About Your Good Time”

Gogol Bordello: “Super Taranta!”

Depeche Mode: “Sounds of the Universe”

PJ Harvey and John Parish: “A Woman a Man Walked By”

The Boy Least Likely To: “The Law of the Playground”

Morrissey: “Years of Refusal”

Lily Allen: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Jens Lekman: “Night Falls Over Kortedala”

M Music & Musicians Magazine

Drake, “Nothing Was the Same”

Nirvana, “In Utero: 20th Anniversary Edition”

Neko Case, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight…”

The Rolling Stones, “Crossfire Hurricane” (DVD)

Elvis Costello & the Roots, “Wise Up Ghost”

Mazzy Star, “Seasons Of Your Day”

The Postal Service, “Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition"

The Three O’Clock, “The Hidden World Revealed”

Iceage, “You’re Nothing”

“Sound City” (DVD) 

Atoms for Peace, “Amok”

Johnny Marr, “The Messenger”

Green Day, “Uno!”

No Doubt, “Push & Shove”

Beastie Boys, “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two”

The Cars, “Move Like This” 

The Kills, “Blood Pressures”

The Vaccines, “What Did You Expect?”

Brian Eno, “Drums Between the Bells”

They Might Be Giants, “Join Us”

The Raveonettes, “Raven in the Grave”

Social Distortion: “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes”

 The Decemberists: “The King Is Dead”

Violens: “Amoral”

Stereolab: “Not Music”

The Delta Spirit: “History From Below”

Interpol: S/T 

American Hi-Fi: “Fight the Frequency”

Jimmy Eat World: “Invented”

Kelis: “Flesh Tone”

Mystery Jets: “Serotonin”

Superchunk: “Majesty Shredding”

Teenage Fanclub: “Shadows”

Black Angels: “Phosphene Dream”

The Concretes: “WYWH” 

The Dead Weather: “Sea of Cowards” 

We Are Scientists: “Barbara”