Articles by Sean Fennell

Shamir, “Shamir”

This self-titled LP is a record of hits, misses, and left-field bangers—but it’s Shamir’s and Shamir’s only. 


Alicia Bognanno’s third LP benefits from a newfound willingness to let go.

Fontaines D.C., “A Hero’s Death”

The band pick at every scab they’ve developed during their arduous last twelve months.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, “Reunions”

Isbell’s seventh album works best when it exists in the vagaries, where the lines of fact and fiction mix.

Car Seat Headrest, “Making a Door Less Open”

“MaDLO” is full of holes, but wholly unique. 

Hamilton Leithauser, “The Loves of Your Life”

“Loves” sees a veteran artist sauntering along his creative borders with glee.


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