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The new voice in R&B: Zacari

The new voice in R&B: Zacari

| Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The impact of Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN.” cannot be understated. The 2017 album spawned two hit singles — the brutal “DNA.” and the catchy “HUMBLE.” —  featuring the most iconic cover art of the last decade — which will be recreated for years to come — and won the Pulitzer read more

Pond’s ‘Tasmania’ meets shallow expectations

Pond’s ‘Tasmania’ meets shallow expectations

| Thursday, March 21, 2019

Perth Australia’s Pond, one of today’s most popular psychedelic pop bands, is currently rekindling the style of the band’s 70’s psych-rock counterparts. Having released eight full-length albums since their debut with 2009’s “Psychedelic Mango” Pond has been awfully prolific over the course of the past decade. Unfortunately, the volume read more

Hozier returns afresh on ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

Hozier returns afresh on ‘Wasteland, Baby!’

| Thursday, March 21, 2019

“Take Me to Church” is one of the great pop songs of our time. The anthemic blues-gospel track tugs expertly at strings of devotion and disillusionment. Earnest “amens” juxtapose biting premonitions: “I’ll tell you my sins, and you can sharpen your knife.” The song’s key fluctuates between major and read more

The disappointing mediocrity of ‘Captain Marvel’

The disappointing mediocrity of ‘Captain Marvel’

| Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Nearly two years after the release of DC’s “Wonder Woman,” the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally introduced its first female-fronted superhero movie. The end-credits scene of “Avengers: Infinity War” teased Captain Marvel as the savior of a universe devastated by the villain Thanos, and her origin story certainly establishes read more