CURRENT: Beyoncé – “Sorry”

Beyoncé’s new album is great. I wrote about Lemonade yesterday, but today I wanted to highlight the song that has sunk in as my personal favorite from the album. The emotional title card to “Sorry” is Apathy, and the song is Beyoncé at her most dismissive since B’Day‘s smash single “Irreplaceable.” “Middle fingers up, put them hands high / Wave […]

REFLEX RESPONSE: Beyoncé – LEMONADE

If Beyoncé felt like a career defining peak for Beyoncé Knowles Carter, then Lemonade is the artist’s bronze statue, memorializing her career amongst the greatest in modern pop. While that sounds grossly hyperbolic, I’m hard pressed to think of another artist capable of creating such a complete visual and audible project, one that plays to an emotionally convincing arc filled […]

CURRENT: Flume – “Say It” [ft. Tove Lo]

In a short amount of time, Tove Lo has built an impressive resumé for herself – and in the process, she’s become of the strongest voices in commercial pop radio. Just last month, she outshone Nick Jonas on “Close,” the first single from his forthcoming set. With Flume’s Skin set for release soon, he’s unleashed a Tove Lo collaboration […]

CURRENT: Car Seat Headrest – “Fill In The Blank”

There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Car Seat Headrest’s forthcoming Teens Of Denial, and on album opener “Fill In The Blank” that buzz is blown out of the water. It honestly reminds me of so many of my favorite bands during the beginning of their own careers. The energy is palpable – from the adrenaline-fueled […]

CURRENT: Carlson – “Purgatory” [ft. Autre Ne Veut]

After working on albums from St. Vincent, Oneohtrix Point Never, Peaking Lights, Ford & Lopatin, Zola Jesus, Wild Nothing, Woods, Lady Gaga and Tamaryn, Brooklyn-based producer-engineer Carlson is set to release his own Going South on June 10 via Driftless. Today, he unveiled the album’s lead single “Purgatory,” featuring previous collaborator Autre Ne Veut. The two worked […]

BEST OF… MARCH 2016

MARCH 2016 – SONGS 10. Whitney, “Golden Days” 9. Ariana Grande, “Dangerous Woman” 8. Empress Of, “Woman Is a Word” 7. Kristin Kontrol, “X-Communicate” 6. dvsn, “Try/Effortless” 5. Kendrick Lamar, “untitled 05 | 09.21.2014.” 4. Kamaiyah, “Niggas” 3. Young Thug, “Drippin’” 2. ANOHNI, “Drone Bomb Me” 1. Mistki, “Your Best American Girl” MARCH 2016 – […]