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“Coloring Book” ascends Chance’s ultralight beam to new heights

Rating: 8.7 / 10 Chance The Rapper opens his highly anticipated third mixtape, “Coloring Book,” gleefully repeating the phrase “And we back” alongside crescending beat...

“Bottomless Pit” has a lot of depth

On May 5, experimental rap group Death Grips dropped their fifth studio album, “Bottomless Pit.”  Almost all of the 13 tracks drip with their...

Drizzy is the weakest link on “VIEWS”

2015 was Drake’s year: after releasing “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” out of the blue in January to critical acclaim and fanfare,...

Beyonce’s “Lemonade” is sweet and sour

Does this even need an intro? Queen B just released another album, titled “Lemonade.” While there is much to be said about such an...

In Retrospect: All my friends are back from the dead

I’m losing my edge. New technologies have paved the way for unprecedented synthesis between high and low, the personal and public, known and unknown,...

Still Levitating: Kendrick Lamar’s “untitled unmastered.”

When I was in the 10th grade I had a classmate I had self-declared as my enemy. Internally, I hated him. He probably hated...

The Unruly Mess I Must Digress

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ second official studio album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” feels like 14 different lectures condensed into a 140-character Twitter update....

Wolfmother is close to victory with “Victorious”

In an era where hard rock music is being quickly overshadowed by other genres, it is nice to see Wolfmother step into the fray...

“Pinegrove” gives you something to think about

“I should call my parents when I think of them / tell my friends when I love them / got too caught up in...

Rihanna’s long-awaited “ANTI” delivers

Even with the release of a long-awaited new album, it’s a little misleading to say she’s back — given that she never left. Although...