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Sir Babygirl’s debut album is endearingly, excessively vibrant

“Crush on Me” is a brief, fast-paced pop album that looks beyond the genre’s normal tropes.

Indie Band Young the Giant captivates crowd at The Blue Note

With their lively tunes and artistic lyrics, Young the Giant really put on a show this weekend at The Blue Note.

Ariana Grande kicks off the year with release of “Thank U, Next”

Grande’s fifth studio album boasts messages of self-love and a subtle tribute to late Mac Miller.

Maggie Rogers continues to impress on ‘Heard It in a Past Life’

The “Alaska” songwriter’s major-label debut shows the breadth of her artistic skills and pulls in new influences.

James Blake's ‘Assume Form’ is him at his most sincere, heartfelt

The London-based genre bender releases another exceptional album.

Malibu Ken’s debut offers warped, cerebral rap music

Aesop Rock and Tobacco merge their own distinctive sounds as Malibu Ken into an album that embodies the notion of “off-kilter.”

Earl Sweatshirt exhibits new artistic style with ‘Some Rap Songs’

Using soulful samples and introspective lyrics, Earl Sweatshirt creates a deeply personal album that shows his individuality as an artist.

XXXTentacion’s ‘legacy’ does not need to be continued

‘Skins,’ set to be released Dec. 7, disregards victims of the artist’s abuse and turns a blind eye to his controversial personality.

Anderson Paak can do better than ‘Oxnard’

Paak’s new album is one of his funkiest yet but has too many skippable tracks to stand out in his discography.

Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ showcases life of Freddie Mercury

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” a Queen biopic released Nov. 2, shows all parts of the life of Freddie Mercury and how the band rose to international superstardom.

Album Review: Smino’s ‘NOIR’

Smino experiments with sound throughout his new album to explore his versatility as an artist.

Imagine Dragons stuns once again with ‘Origins’

The band’s fourth studio album covers a range of harsh and slow songs.

Ariana Grande teases new chapter with ‘thank u, next’

The pop singer pays homage to the sound of her recent album, “Sweetener,” while sharing candid messages of self-love and healing.

The problem with separating the artist from their work

Are we becoming too accepting of violence and abuse for the sake of enjoying music, movies and art?

New EP from Allie X both exceeds expectations, falls short

“Super Sunset” shows some bold ideas from an artist who has yet to hit her stride.

‘boygenius’ EP offers stunning collaboration between Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus

The supergroup’s debut EP showcases the artists’ individual strengths, but doesn’t always resonate as much as their solo work.

The Greeting Committee releases debut album ‘This Is It’

Featuring singles “17” and “Birthday Song,” The Greeting Committee’s long-awaited album is an emotionally compelling journey.

Joji showcases potential on new LP ‘BALLADS 1’

While “BALLADS 1” doesn't reach its full potential, it proves Joji will have a great album under his belt soon.

Open Mike Eagle’s new EP is personal, charismatic

“What Happens When I Try To Relax” buzzes with some of the rapper’s funniest and most personal lyrics yet.

Lauv sells out first show at The Blue Note

Lauv performed his hit songs “I Like Me Better” and “Paris in the Rain” at The Blue Note on Oct. 14.