Articles by AD Amorosi
Gang Gang Dance, “Kazuashita”
Once personifying the adventurous, fresh feel of Brooklyn’s 21st century rise, GGD’s latest takes into account the jadedness of the moment.
The Carters, “Everything Is Love”
A charming denouement dedicated to entrepreneurial spirit and nuptial love.
Father John Misty, “God’s Favorite Customer”
Josh Tillman seems to have turned the other cheek, focusing on the insular, singular self on his opulent but folksy new album.
Crossing Through the Fire with Sean Penn
The two-time Oscar-winner chats about leaving Hollywood, entering the writing industry, and his debut novel, “Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff.”
Leon Bridges, “Good Thing”
Leon Bridges is an actor in a costume, but one with a sweet-and-salty voice and all the right moves to go with the richly theatrical presentation.
Dr. Dog, “Critical Equation”
The live sound of the album, when combined with its subtler-than-usual hooks, is a nifty combination.
Snoop Dogg, “Bible of Love”
If you love Snoop’s slippery honey-and-rubber flow and sing-song patois, you’re in luck: holy rolling hasn’t slowed him.
David Byrne, “American Utopia”
So nothing has changed and everything has changed, and that’s how David Byrne is best served.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Wrong Creatures”
“Wrong Creatures” doesn’t have the fixation of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club’s best moments, yet it doesn’t come across as blurrily unmoored either.
Thelonious Monk, “The Complete Prestige 10-Inch LP Collection”
The handsomely-curated vinyl box set revisits the early albums that set the tone for Monk’s mad aesthetic.
Hüsker Dü, “Savage Young Dü”
The reissue tells a story of teens from Saint Paul, Minnesota, finding themselves and their searing, rock-out identities.
Congratulations Tim and Eric on Your Ten-Year Anniversary, Great Job!
Back before Weird Internet was truly a thing, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim were practically swimming in it. Ten years after they changed comedy, we look back on the making and legacy of “Awesome Show, Great Job!”
Cornelius, “Mellow Waves”
Twenty years have passed since Cornelius’s sugary cut-collage classic “Fantasma,” and the Japanese electronic sound sculptor known for excursions in Shibuya-Kei has grown in ways unimaginable from that elastic landmark.
In Conversation: Hans Zimmer Wasn’t Made for Pop Music
One of the planet’s most experimental film composers gets out from behind the boards for Dunkirk, a live tour, and more.
In Conversation: Ice Cube Is Still Steady Mobbin’
Twenty-five years after he released one of the most controversial records in hip-hop history, the LA rapper-turned–family man has regrets—but not many.
Phoenix, “Ti Amo”
Though short and sweet, “Ti Amo” hides something frank, hard, and troubled beneath its lustful sheen and rainbow hues.
Black Lips, “Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?”
There’s buoyancy and shockingly tight musicianship to Black Lips’ prattling-on proceedings here that you won’t often find elsewhere in the garage band’s catalog.
Three Millennia and Counting: The Return of “Mystery Science Theater 3000”
It’s no mystery. It’s not rocket science. It only looks like it.