Articles by Jamie Lawlor
Vic Mensa, “The Autobiography”
Mensa’s debut finds him more musically focused and intellectually connective than ever, but his apparent urge to be Common and Justin Bieber at the same time still wears on his content.
Struggling to relate to his fans and with his infidelity exposed, Shawn Carter was left with one option: Kill Jay Z.
There’s no Nicki Minaj feature, no DJ Mustard club cruncher, no junk-food love songs; it’s great pop without the guilty pleasure factor.
Radiohead, “OK Computer OKNOTOK 1997 2017”
Imagine if twenty years ago, Radiohead had pulled a Green Album.
Algiers, “The Underside of Power”
Rock history proves that if you’re going to try and awaken the world with a new message, you’d better wake them up with new sounds, too.
PREMIERE: Brownout Re-Energizes with “You Don’t Have to Fall” Following Their “Brown Sabbath” Phase
Upcoming EP titled “Over the Covers” to start the new chapter.
At the Drive In, “in•ter a•li•a”
Bands reuniting can be much like exes reuniting—there’s the initial intoxication of a long-lost love restored, the few brief moments of ecstasy as it commences, and finally, the heart-sinking reminders of why the damn thing ended in the first place.
Nine of Kendrick Lamar’s Most Underrated Raps
Ease the “DAMN.” suspense with some of the deepest cuts.
PREMIERE: Little Star Offers Up Their “Calming Ritual #1”
“Little Star” is out April 14 via Good Cheer Records.
PREMIERE: Vince Mira Is “Coming Home”
“El Radio” is out May 12.