Knxwledge Bends Time to His Will on ‘1988’: Album Review
Every Knxwledge project, remix, and loosie has led to this moment.
Boldy James ‘The Price of Tea In China’ Album Review
Alchemist’s legacy has been long secured, and ‘The Price of Tea In China’ feels like a level-up for Boldy James.
Emotional Oranges Create a Retouched Photograph on ‘The Juice Vol. II’: Review
The actual music on ‘The Juice Vol. II’ is good—great, even. It just feels over-produced.
Gallant Constructs a Shrine to His Dazzling Voice on ‘Sweet Insomnia’
On 'Sweet Insomnia,' Gallant constructs a body of work tailored entirely around his greatest strength: his voice.
Post Malone Optimizes the Algorithm on ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’
Malone makes the most of his pliable vocal tone, pop-sensibilities, and curatorial ear while downplaying his greatest weakness: himself.
Childish Major ‘Dirt Road Diamond’ Cheat Code Album Review
The South Carolina native is cruising down life’s windy highway searching for new experiences.
bLAck pARty ‘Endless Summer’ Cheat Code Album Review
bLAck pARty’s ‘Endless Summer’ is a celestial mood board, unique to his idiosyncratic sensibilities.
Ajani Jones Takes Flight: 'Dragonfly' Album Review
‘Dragonfly’ is perfect for the dog days of summer.
Lil Nas X Runs Into a Wall on Debut '7 EP': Cheat Code Review
'7 EP' is a collection of eight unfocused songs engineered to recreate the crossover genre success of "Old Town Road."
Emotional Oranges Embrace Ambiguity on 'The Juice: Vol. 1': Review
"You’ll find yourself drawn into the Emotional Oranges universe."
Young Nudy and Pi'erre Bourne 'Sli'merre' Cheat Code Album Review
Young Nudy and Pi'erre Bourne turn in an effort exemplifying their collective proficiencies.
Omar Apollo Makes Bold Strides Forward on 'Friends': Review
Omar Apollo chooses to be a new kind of pop star on 'Friends.'
Maxo’s ‘LIL BIG MAN’ Is a Reclamation of Voice (Review)
Maxo’s vocals are clear, incisive stabs of reflective clairvoyance.
G Herbo Is Menacing and Calculated on ‘Still Swervin’ (Review)
‘Still Swervin’ may appear to be B-sides, but the album plays like a terror-filled rap clinic.
YNW Melly Searches for His Footing on ‘We All Shine’ (Review)
The ultimate problem of ‘We All Shine’ is not that YNW Melly is out of things to say, but rather that he is struggling to say them.