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Polo G Arrives At A Crossroads On His Way To Rap’s ‘Hall Of Fame’
Rostam’s Riveting Sophomore Album ‘Changephobia’ Examines Growth In All Forms
Bachelor’s Dusty Debut Album ‘Doomin’ Sun’ Is The Sound Of True Friendship
Japanese Breakfast Explains How She Made 2021’s Best Indie Album
Black Midi Is Indie Rock’s Most Fearless Band On ‘Cavalcade’
Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Sour’ Rewrites Pop’s Playbook — With Plenty Of Help From Her Heroes
In Praise Of Mdou Moctar (And Guitar Solos In General)
St. Vincent Revisits The Past To Reclaim Her Own On The ’70s-Inspired ‘Daddy’s Home’
On ‘Shelley FKA DRAM,’ Shelley Makes A Fearless Love Sound Absolutely Worth It
Julia Stone Reinvented Herself With The Bluesy, Nostalgic Synth-Pop Of ‘Sixty Summers’
Girl In Red Mastermind Marie Ulven Discusses Her Debut LP And The Journey Of Self-Growth
Topaz Jones Is A Funky Historian On The Lush ‘Don’t Go Tellin’ Your Momma’
Will Oldham And Matt Sweeney Deepen Their Unique Bond on ‘Superwolves’
Van Buren Records Might Be ‘Bad For Press,’ But Their New Album Is Too Good For That To Matter
Kenny Mason Is A Genre-Bending Star That Thrives No Matter The World He’s In
Lil Tjay Is A Jack Of All Trades On The Wide-Ranging ‘Destined 2 Win’
Gallant Masters The Music But Not So Much Love On His Euphoric ‘Neptune’ EP
Rod Wave’s Voice Allows The Moody ‘SoulFly’ To Soar