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Descending into madness: National pop of 2012
Harvests are deteriorating, polar icecaps are melting, eternal global war is a way of life, and people seem to think that Japandroids are the future of rock.
| December 21, 2012
Have you heard of Lana del Rey?
Once in a while, an editor will ask you to review an album by someone you've never heard of — just as a favor.
A promising new voice
| February 03, 2012
The Big Hurt: Bush break-in, Barenaked Ladies at Bud Light, Madonna vs. Gaga, and Juliette Lewis vs. Lana Del Rey
We've all given serious thought to buying an expensive Tiffany ring, flying to the UK, and busting into KATE BUSH's house to propose marriage.
Music news in brief
| January 27, 2012
The Big Pink | Future This
The Big Pink's name is forgettable and their sound is too generic to describe. Sneering electronic dance-rock heavy on synths and slowed-down '90s rave beats? They might as well be the Klaxons.
| January 13, 2012
Madonna, Sleigh Bells, Rick Ross, Lana Del Rey, and Grimes highlight early 2012 releases; plus, a concert sampler
There's nothing particularly apocalyptic about the releases thus far slated for 2012: perhaps this is the way that the music world melts down, with a whimper rather than a bang, right?
| December 30, 2011
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