Stephen Ellison remains true to his oddball identity while forging new paths of avant-garde funk.
The rare goth-metal album that finds inspiration in a glossier late-'80s aesthetic.
The Swedish psychedelic band throws a curveball by going more straight-ahead rock—and nailing it.
The songwriter and producer delivers a rich, sonorous and evocative record.
The folk artist creates a conceptual work of historical unification.
It's Mac at his Mac-iest.
The Arizona metal band's third album is their best yet, positioning them for greater things.
The prog-metal band's latest isn't a change of course, as their direction still yields productive results.
The Chicago singer/songwriter/poet recasts cultural superheroes' powers through the narrative of song on her incredible second album.
The UK post-punk trio squeezes groove into atypical places.
John Darnielle and company tell of a dragon ride well worth taking.
The first legitimate disappointment of Vampire Weekend's career.
The New York band have rock figured out, even if the rest isn't quite sorted.
The Canadian trio explores a massive sonic space while finding empowerment in it.
The Human Furnace burns again.
A familiar, straightforward offering from the sludgy duo.
The Brooklyn band's third album shows some signs of progression, while leaving plenty of room for growth.
The post-punk MVPs remove the metal from their sound, and it's a stark but still impressive contrast.
An atypical soul debut for all the right reasons.
The singer/songwriter's "non-religious religious record" offers the best of what he's capable of.