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Album Review: Lil Nas X Proves More Than a 10-Gallon Novelty Act on 7 EP

The Lowdown: In case you fell asleep four months ago and have just now woken up, Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X became a divisive figure in March when his country-trap breakout hit, “Old Town Road”, was pulled from Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for “not embrac[ing] enough elements of today’s country music.” This move from

Ranking: Every Jack White Album from Worst to Best

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we follow Jack White’s career from his 1999 eponymous debut with The White Stripes to his most recent effort with The Raconteurs, 2019’s

Album Review: Madonna Does It Her Way on the Scattered but Joyful Madame X

The Lowdown: The Madonna of today is not the Madonna who scandalized presidents and popes. Now, she is (coughs politely) years old and thankfully still evolving. Her last album, her unlucky 13th, was 2015’s Rebel Heart. Backed by awful singles like “Bitch I’m Madonna”, Rebel Heart represented a critical and commercial bottoming out. Since then,

Ghost’s next album is now slated for a 2021 release

After indicating that a new Ghost album will be released in 2020, frontman Tobias Forge (aka Cardinal Copia) now says 2021 is more likely. Back in February, Forge suggested that the follow-up to 2018’s Prequelle would arrive in 2020. In a new interview with the Ireland-based music website Overdrive, Forge mapped out the next album.

Album Review: Crumb Play Snake Charmer to Mental Disquiet on Jinx

The Lowdown: Brooklyn-via-Boston quartet Crumb came together in 2016 while studying at Tufts University. Lila Ramani (guitar, vocals), Brian Aronow (synth, keys, sax), Jesse Brotter (bass), and Jonathan Gilad (drums) joined forces to bring a collection of songs previously penned by Ramani to vivid life. The result was 2016’s Crumb and 2017’s Locket, two delicately

DJ Khaled threatening to sue Billboard after his latest album fails to go No. 1

Khaled says Billboard omitted albums sold as part of a bundle deal. DJ Khaled was aiming for his third straight No. 1 album with the release of Father of Asahd last month, but when the final numbers came in, he fell 30,000 units short of Tyler the Creator’s IGOR. Khaled isn’t ready to surrender his

Classic Album Review: Elmer Bernstein Caused an Explosion with Ghostbusters

Conan O’Brien often jests that people will still come up to him on the street and ask about The Simpsons, a gig he briefly held decades ago. By his own admission he can’t remember characters; he was busy being a late-night impresario for the last 25 years. But that’s something for which people still love