Freddie Gibbs and Madlib Masterfully Meld Past and Present on Bandana

Bon Iver’s “Hey, Ma” Is All Love and Light

Mac DeMarco Gallops Toward Caricature on Here Comes the Cowboy

Under the Silver Lake Is a Maze With No Center

The Incendiary Her Smell Is About More Than Punk Nihilism

Madvillainy at 15: MF Doom on the Legacy of His Classic Madlib Collaboration

Left Field #1 — Sarah Louise and Dolphin Midwives Push Past Their Instruments’ Limits

Left Field #2 — Fennesz on Making His Most Ambitious Album Yet, Plus Blissful Ambient, Loopy Math Rock, and More

Left Field #3 — Tim Hecker on Wrestling With Ambient Music, Plus Minimal Jazz, Analog Synthscapes, and More

Vampire Weekend Dive Deeper on “Big Blue”

“The National Settle Into a Cautious Optimism on ‘You Had Your Soul With You’”

Game of Thrones Gave the Hound the Ending He Deserved

There’s Fire and Fury In the Psychic Gymnastics of Future’s “Baptiize”

Roc Marciano & DJ Muggs’ “Dolph Lundgren” Is a Perfectly Sinister Musical Partnership

15 Experimental Albums We Loved in 2018

All bylines here


“Kero Kero Bonito are smiling through it all”


"Hear Mary Lattimore's Ghostly Player Piano Song 'Glamorous Mom'"

"Cuco and Clairo’s 'Drown' Is a Love Song For Anyone Who’s Been Left on Read"

"On 'Evensong,' Sarah Davachi's Ambient Feels Ancient"

"Ital Tek Takes Footwork into the Future on 'Blood Rain'"

Munchies / VICE:

“Stop Calling Me A Monster Because I Bite My String Cheese”

Passion of the Weiss:

"Rico Nasty, As She Wants To Be"

"An Interview with Embaci"

Resident Advisor:

Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma — Limpid As The Solitudes [3.7/5]

Loscil — Submers [4.0/5]

Joseph Shabason — Anne [3.9/5]

V/A — bblisss [3.9/5]

Oliver Coates — Shelley’s On Zenn-La [3.5/5]

Steve Hauschildt — Dissolvi [3.8/5]

Merzbow & HEXA — Achromatic [3.8/5]


“Spirit Haus Deals With Succulents and Emotional Responsibility in New Video”

"Ought's Jam Sessions Aren't Like Your Jam Sessions"

"Mutual Benefit Invited Some Friends Over for a Veggie Feast and Jam Session"

"An Exercise in 'Co-dreaming' with Stadiums & Shrines"

"Emma Louise Delivers Pitched-Down Perfection on 'Wish You Well'"

"Blue Angels Is Feeling Much Better These Days"

"Locate S,1 Wants to Soundtrack Your Capitalist Nightmare"

The Los Angeles Review of Books:

"Jonny Greenwood’s New Baroque"


"Year of the Nosebleed"


"Stabilizing Logics of Repetition in the Korean New Wave"

The Student Life:

"For 'Whomst' the Bell Tolls: A Personal Take on Etymology"

"Do Dogs Know Death?"

"Meet Claremont’s Self-Proclaimed 'Hentai King'"