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Album Review: Morrissey – Low in High School

On the November 16th episode of Sarah Silverman’s new Hulu show, I Love You, America, the actress and comedian inserted a monologue prior to the opening that addressed her friend, and fellow comedian, Louis C.K’s career-long string of masturbatory assaults. Why is this fact opening a Morrissey review, you ask? Well, because during Silverman’s monologue,

Album Review: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Soul of a Woman

After Sharon Jones’ memorial service in Brooklyn last December, the musicians who’d gathered to remember her got right back to the work. Gathered at the Daptone House of Soul, these collaborators (which included Bosco Mann and The Dap-Kings, as well as members of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders, the gospel choir of Jones’ Universal Church of

Album Review: Charlotte Gainsbourg – Rest

Charlotte Gainsbourg has been famous in France since before she could walk, and yet she carries the weight of all those expectations as gracefully as a Birkin bag, which are named, incidentally, after her mother, Jane Birkin. Birkin is an English actress and French singer who appeared in dozens of movies, including the arthouse classic

Guns N' Roses Refuse to Coast in Cleveland: Concert Review

It has now been more than 18 months since Guns N’ Roses welcomed Slash and Duff McKagan back into the group. Since then, the Not in This Lifetime tour has circled the globe, garnering almost universally positive reviews and earning somewhere just shy of a gazillion dollars. To the surprise of some critics, there’s also been

Film Review: Suburbicon

The following review was originally published as part of our coverage of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what a fan-made re-creation of a film might look like if it was actually made with a budget similar to or greater than the original product, then Suburbicon might actually be

Album Review: Beck – Colors

If the respective rises of alternative rock and hip-hop were the most significant musical developments of the 1990s, we can credit Beck Hansen more than virtually anyone else (save for maybe the Beastie Boys) with bringing them together. But he also brought in folk, avant-noise, country, and Princely electro-funk; the dominant sonic signatures of his

Album Review: Melkbelly – Nothing Valley

There’s something desperate about the Midwestern summer, a certain revved-up edge to any nice day that’s brought about by memories of the miserable just passed and almost returning. That impatient pursuit of fun takes a musical form on Nothing Valley, the debut album from Chicago’s Melkbelly and inaugural release for Wax Nine Records, the Carpark