Carly Rae Jepsen - EMOTION - Album Review

STAFF PICKS: Carly Rae Jepsen can claim her crown with E•MO•TION

Aug 26, 2015

The 29-year-old singer's latest is packed with monster singles. Anyone still holding the "one-hit wonder" banner just isn't paying attention.

staff picks: kendrick lamar, courtney barnett, death grips

STAFF PICKS: Kendrick Lamar grapples with influence, Courtney Barnett turns her thoughts into anthems

Mar 25, 2015

In the first omnibus edition of Staff Picks, we digest Kendrick, find an entry point into Death Grips, and more...

Staff Picks - Screaming Females - Rose Mountain

STAFF PICKS: Screaming Females’ Rose Mountain battles frailty with stadium power

Feb 17, 2015

The New Jersey power trio's latest lays bare Marissa Paternoster's chronic illness with the fireworks of arena rock.

STAFF PICKS: Mount Eerie’s Sauna is the world according to Phil Elverum

Jan 29, 2015

On Sauna, Phil Elverum captures a grand, architectural vision of the world outside his Anacortes, Washington window.

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STAFF PICKS: Viet Cong won’t be your Women 2

Jan 15, 2015

On their self-titled debut the Calgary post-punks don't offer a second coming of their old band. But in its place: a revival.

missing organs

STAFF PICKS: Missing Organs finds the humanity in instrumental drone on Undiscovered

Oct 23, 2014

Tristan Bath's London-based drone project challenges, soothes, and strikes harmonies you didn't know you had.

new fries

STAFF PICKS: New Fries bring the No Wave disco to their bite-size Fresh Face Forward EP

Oct 6, 2014

The Toronto group think outside the Metal Box, and perform a musical archaeology in service of self-discovery.