The thread connecting grief, Facebook, and end-of-the-year lists
Reviews of 16 new albums, including Arca’s uncanny electronic mutations and T.I.’s unshakable street rap
Press play on “Careful You” and think about Sun Kil Moon’s “War on Drugs” some other time.
Future’s conscience-stricken coke rap and 15 more reviews of recent releases
“Dragonfly” is one great cut off the 2013 self-titled album from Kyp Malone’s new side project.
TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek dubs out an R&B jam
Lots of bass clarinets at once, songs inspired by Mexican drug wars and the Arab Spring, and more
This week’s Chicagoan: Mia Park, kids’ show host
Willis Earl Beal looked cool and comfortable in his first live performance since signing to XL imprint Hot Charity.
Dismemberment Plan gossip, “celebrity” sightings, and everything else you missed backstage. Plus: ESS reboots its residency program and launches a summer concert series
Why Odd Future and TV on the Radio were the best things at Pitchfork this year
Music Critics’ Choices and other notable shows
Crunchy grunge-pop and monolithic metal out of Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Jerry Butler’s soul-man past, reviews of TVOTR and Chalk Circles, DeRogatis’s bad mood, and more
TV on the Radio lose the thread; early D.C. girl punks Chalk Circle make a posthumous debut.
This week’s Early Warnings include TV on the Radio with Glasser, Coliseum, Floor, Paul Simon, Lupe Fiasco, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Journey, CSS, Beady Eye, and Jeff Tweedy.