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By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Lust for Life starts off strong with two back-to-back singles. First is the gently swaying and summery “Love.” It’s lush More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017
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Daley: The Spectrum

Daley The Spectrum (BMG/ The End Records) The Spectrum begins with the appropriately named “Introlude.” Simple synths and layered vocals crescendo to establish the atmosphere and lead into the album’s first More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Washed Out: Mister Mellow

Washed Out Mister Mellow (Stones Throw Records) Singer/ songwriter/ producer Ernest Greene (better known as Washed Out) really lives up to his chillwave and dream pop labels on Mister Mellow. It starts off a little More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Beach House: B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House B-Sides and Rarities (Sub Pop) Beach House’s B-Sides and Rarities is a compilation album full of gentle atmospheric tunes, and soft memorable melodies. The first track, “Chariot,” clocks in at More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Mac DeMarco: This Old Dog

Mac DeMarco This Old Dog (Captured Tracks) Mac DeMarco’s This Old Dog is off to a chill start. The introductory track, “My Old Man” is a gentle ditty about romance and getting older. The chorus goes, “uh More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Timber Timbre: Sincerely, Future Pollution

Timber Timbre Sincerely, Future Pollution (City Slang) As Sincerely, Future Pollution opens, Taylor Kirk’s distinct voice is deep, ominous, and crisp as always, but there’s something lighter than the erotic More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Thundercat: Drunk

Thundercat Drunk Brainfeeder Bizarre album art featuring Thundercat’s (aka Stephen Bruner) half-submerged face gives you a good idea of what’s in store. At 23 tracks in length, Thundercat’s Drunk is odd, More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Khalid: American Teen

Khalid American Teen RCA Records American Teen is 15 tracks  of confessional, resonant, and relatable lyrics. Musically, it’s soulful, open, and honest, ranging from light pop to heavy-hearted R&B, and funky More...

By Samantha Blackwood On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Roy Woods: Nocturnal

Roy Woods Nocturnal (OVO Sound) Roy Woods’ Nocturnal is atmospheric yet concise with chilled-out trap style beats and soft electronic melodies. Lyrically, it ranges from confessional verses about making it big, More...