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Album of the Week: The 1975 - A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

November 23rd, 2018


Album of the Week is a weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The latest episode covers The …

Interview: David Byrne Shares True Stories From "True Stories"

November 22nd, 2018


We speak with Talking Heads' David Byrne about the Criterion Collection re-release of his 1986 film, True Stories and the first ever edition of that …

Track By Track: The Good, The Bad, and The Queen - "Merrie Land"

November 16th, 2018


The Good, The Bad, and The Queen's Paul Simonon clarifies the poetry and pageantry of the band's great new British album, Merrie Land.

Track By Track: Mumford and Sons - "Delta"

November 16th, 2018


Mumford and Sons' Ben Lovett breaks down each track of the band's fourth studio album, Delta.

Album of the Week: The Smashing Pumpkins - Shiny and Oh So Bright Vol. 1

November 9th, 2018


Album of the Week is a weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The latest episode covers The …

Album of the Week: Tenacious D - Post-Apocalypto

November 2nd, 2018


Album of the Week is a weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The latest episode gets crazy …

Album of the Week: Greta Van Fleet - Anthem of the Peaceful Army

October 19th, 2018


Album of the Week is a new weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The latest episode gets …

Track By Track: Matthew Dear - "Bunny"

October 13th, 2018


Matthew Dear breaks down each track of his first album in six years, "Bunny", while searching for rocks in Ann Arbor.

Album of the Week: Kurt Vile - Bottle It In

October 12th, 2018


Album of the Week is a new weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The latest episode gets …

Album of the Week: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born

October 5th, 2018


Album of the Week is a new weekly series on Consequence of Sound that features an in-depth discussion on the week's most topical release between host Dedrick Hendrix and various staff writers. The first installment in …

Track By Track: Mutual Benefit - "Thunder Follows The Light"

September 21st, 2018


Mutual Benefit's Jordan Lee breaks down each track of his third studio record, "Thunder Follows The Light", during a New England storm.

Track by Track: Carl Broemel - "Wished Out"

September 18th, 2018

On the latest Track by Track, My Morning Jacket's own Carl Broemel breaks down his new album, Wished Out. The singer-songwriter shares his thoughts …

Metric - "Art of Doubt"

September 17th, 2018


Spiritualized - "And Nothing Hurt"

September 8th, 2018


Paul McCartney - "Egypt Station"

September 7th, 2018

Egypt Station is a minor entry in a major catalog, a Paul McCartney record for people who like Paul McCartney records. Though he may never produce an …

Troye Sivan - "Bloom"

September 7th, 2018

Troye Sivan's Bloom is a fun record, dreamy and vulnerable and urgently horny.  

An album review by Wren Graves.

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Track by Track: Spiritualized - "And Nothing Hurt"

September 7th, 2018

On the latest Track by Track, Spiritualized's Jason Pierce describes his new record, And Nothing Hurt, The singer-songwriter digresses on how he …

Blood Orange - "Negro Swan"

August 24th, 2018

Dev Hynes writes timeless songs about the way joy and sorrow cannot survive without one another, and on Negro Swan, he has blossomed with a complete mastery of his sound.

An album review by David Sackllah, read by Cap …

Ariana Grande - "Sweetener"

August 20th, 2018

The highs of Sweetener outweigh the lows. But with such lofty highs, it’s hard to be content with the album that is and not think about what the album might have been. 

An album review by Wren Graves.

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Death Cab For Cutie - "Thank You For Today"

August 16th, 2018

Twenty years after Death Cab for Cutie's debut record heralded them as one of the approaching millennium's bands to watch - their ninth album is a sonically smooth mid-life meditation on relationships, aging, and the …

Mitski - "Be the Cowboy"

August 16th, 2018

Mitski makes music like honesty isn’t something to be afraid of. The songs on Be the Cowboy are full of introspective, stomach-pummeling lyrics sung …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Lykke Li

August 16th, 2018

Legendary singer-songwriter Lykke Li spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where she weighed in on the trap influence on …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Post Animal

August 16th, 2018

Chicago rockers Post Animal spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they reminisced on their favorite memories in the …

Nicki Minaj - "Queen"

August 13th, 2018

Pop music is, by definition, more concerned with money than art. But that doesn’t mean it automatically fails at being art, and Nicki Minaj is really quite talented. At this point, she’s like a Starbucks coffee, a …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Pale Waves

August 12th, 2018

UK indie pop outfit Pale Waves spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they teased their forthcoming debut record, My …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: The Neighbourhood

August 12th, 2018

California electropop rockers The Neighbourhood spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they meditated on the power of …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Alex Lahey

August 12th, 2018

Australian singer-songwriter Alex Lahey spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they talked about beat-up cars, …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: The Vaccines

August 10th, 2018

The Vaccines' singer-songwriter Justin Young spoke with Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they talked about his favorite …

YG - "Stay Dangerous"

August 10th, 2018

Whether it’s the cancerous growth-over-everything logic of capitalism or the short attention span of rap fans raised on 10-second Instagram clips, it feels like rappers can’t just make good albums anymore. Anything less …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Femdot

August 9th, 2018

Chicago rapper Femdot joined Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they discussed the local hip-hop scene, working with Closed …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: Bones UK

August 9th, 2018

Bones UK's Rosie and Carmen join Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they define the term "future rock," discuss their working …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: The Coronas

August 8th, 2018

The Coronas' Danny O'Reilly and Graham "Knoxy" Knox join Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they redefine the term "Irish …

Lollapalooza '18 Interview: The Regrettes

August 7th, 2018

The Regrettes join Senior Writer Tyler Clark backstage at Lollapalooza, where they discuss their spirited cover of "Ballroom Blitz", why they love …

Travis Scott - "Astroland"

August 6th, 2018

With an artist like Travis Scott, your mileage will vary depending on your own priorities. The music might take your breath away, if the worst of the …

The State of Lollapalooza: A Conversation with Chromeo

August 6th, 2018

In this special report from Consequence of Sound, President/Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman and Senior Writer Tyler Clark sit down with David "Dave 1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel of Chromeo to discuss the …

The Internet - "Hive Mind"

August 2nd, 2018

The fourth full-length studio album from The Internet and the band’s first release independent of the Odd Future imprint, Hive Mind is an almost …

Underworld & Iggy Pop - "Teatime Dub Encounters"

July 27th, 2018

Not all art demands a considered approach, and yet something about the tossed-off quality of Teatime Dub Encounters feels like a missed opportunity. 

Ty Segall and White Fence - "Joy"

July 18th, 2018

Six years after their slight-but-satisfying Hair, Bay Area rock demi-god Ty Segall and longtime collaborator Tim Presley (dba White Fence) return …

Track by Track: Dirty Projectors - "Lamp Lit Prose"

July 13th, 2018

On the latest Track by Track, Dirty Projectors' Dave Longstreth describes his new record, Lamp Lit Prose, as a natural progression from the previous record’s surprisingly dark tone and electronic focus. Join Longstreth …

Dirty Projectors - "Lamp Lit Prose"

July 13th, 2018

Lamp Lit Prose hits as a reflexive beam of positivity, a bright journey into a new love that finds Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth brimming with …

Body/Head - "The Switch"

July 11th, 2018

The second studio album from Kim Gordon’s post-Sonic Youth project is a new creative peak with she and fellow guitarist Bill Nace playing around with variables of feedback, reverb, delay and pure noise to bring about a …

Immortal - "Northern Chaos Gods"

July 10th, 2018

Northern Chaos Gods, the ninth studio album from black metal legends Immortal and first in nearly a decade, takes listeners through a frostbitten landscape of, well, chaos. The only source of warmth comes through …

Deafheaven - "Ordinary Corrupt Human Love"

July 9th, 2018

Ordinary Corrupt Human Love has moving, emotional pieces and sharp performances bolstered by a band clearly stretching out of its comfort zone …

Drake - "Scorpion"

July 5th, 2018

Drake’s fifth full-length studio album Scorpion is an outsized double-sided journey into the mind of a wounded rapper. 

An album review by Karas Lamb, …

Nine Inch Nails - "Bad Witch"

July 3rd, 2018

In late 2016, Nine Inch Nails masterminds Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross staked a sudden pivot to short-form with Not the Actual Events: the unruly, …

Gorillaz - "The Now Now"

July 2nd, 2018

Gorillaz seem content to oscillate between extremes, a futuristic pop powerhouse that cannot decide what the future looks like.

An album review by …

Florence + the Machine - "High as Hope"

July 2nd, 2018

High as Hope is a marvel when Florence Welch pushes past the boundaries both within herself and in the familiar structure of songs, but falters when stagnating inside those constraints. On songs like “No Choir”, “Big …

Teyana Taylor - "K.T.S.E."

June 29th, 2018

Teyana Taylor has been a lioness all along, but her next step is to become the queen of the jungle on her own terms. As Kanye West and the rest of his G.O.O.D. crew’s social media antics consumed more time than they …

Jim James - "Uniform Distortion"

June 27th, 2018

In contrast to his previous release, Uniform Distortion isn’t wrapped in a web of psychedelia, but rather in a blanket of solace. With lines like, “I …

Nas - "NASIR"

June 26th, 2018

Opting to drop the baton instead of dropping the mic, Nas’ delivery mirrors the lackluster stage presence that has historically plagued his live shows. His lyricism, though timely at points, is largely impersonal if not …

Christina Aguilera - "Liberation"

June 23rd, 2018

Liberation really is a welcome return to form for one of this era’s greatest vocalists. Christina Aguilera’s voice is arguably at its very apex — …

Kamasi Washington - "Heaven & Earth"

June 21st, 2018

Listening to Heaven & Earth will give you a better sense of Kamasi Washington, the man and the artist, as well as the moods and textures of the America in which he resides. It'll also give you the chance to say you …

Beyoncé and JAY-Z - "Everything is Love"

June 20th, 2018

On Everything Is Love, Beyoncé and JAY-Z throw what you think will be the world-shaking Juneteenth party of the year – but it turns out to be their recommitment ceremony. The third installment of the musicians’ marriage …

Kanye West and Kid Cudi - "Kids See Ghosts"

June 18th, 2018

Though likely unintended, Kid Cudi is the savior of Kids See Ghosts. Not just for his impact on the aesthetic of the final product, but his ability to entice Kanye to show up. The beats and rhymes on Kids See Ghosts are …

Chromeo - "Head Over Heels"

June 18th, 2018

There's no danger of Chromeo remaking their chosen genre in their own funky image, but there's also no danger of them releasing a bad record, either. The most dependable dance band of the 21st century continues its …

A$AP Rocky - "Testing"

June 15th, 2018

Testing is loud, frenetic, spastic, and about as vibrant as rap can be. The songs are busy, crowded with radiant instrumentation and stacked vocals, and rarely take time to breathe. It’s a welcome addition to a genre …

Jorja Smith - "Lost and Found"

June 13th, 2018

Lost & Found finds Jorja Smith making a name for herself with presence and poise. Throughout these 12 songs, she commands a mastery of various styles, with enough experiments to flesh out a varied, captivating …

Interview: Moby on Selling His Records for Charity

June 12th, 2018

Moby is selling his entire record collection in the name of charity. Ahead of the big purge, the legendary producer meditates on his time collecting …

Snail Mail - "Lush"

June 11th, 2018

18-year-old Lindsey Jordan has been steadily gaining a growing following over the last few years and with Lush, she finally delivers her debut album, …

Lily Allen - "No Shame"

June 8th, 2018

With No Shame, Lily Allen has eschewed making an Irish exit from her days as a party girl and instead delivered a eulogy that gracefully buries the …

Lykke Li - "so sad so sexy"

June 5th, 2018

so sad so sexy demonstrates Lykke Li’s refined prowess for communicating romantic turmoil, and the synth-heavy instrumentation of the record gives the indie-pop artist a new musical space within which to operate. Li …

Kanye West - "ye"

June 4th, 2018

Mental health is the great theme of ye, and it’s raw, bracing stuff - a dizzying view inside the life of someone who courts controversy; the feeling …

Track by Track: Natalie Prass - "The Future and the Past"

June 1st, 2018

On the latest Track by Track, Virginia singer-songwriter Natalie Prass explains how she rummaged through the thrift shops of music history for her sophomore album, The Future and the Past, dusting off artifacts of funk, …

Oneohtrix Point Never - "Age Of"

June 1st, 2018

Age Of is the most collaborative Oneohtrix Point Never album yet, with contributions from James Blake, Prurient, Kelsey Lu, and Anohni building on …

Pusha-T - "Daytona"

May 30th, 2018


Natalie Prass - "The Future and the Past"

May 28th, 2018

After America got the Bad Ending on its playthrough of the 2016 presidential election, Richmond singer-songwriter Natalie Prass scrapped the intended …

CHVRCHES - "Love Is Dead"

May 24th, 2018

Love Is Dead is a collection of songs about grand concepts like openness, heartbreak, disappointment, and generally growing up. But without the …

Father John Misty - "God's Favorite Customer"

May 21st, 2018

God's Father Customer sees Father John Misty at his most desperate, heartbroken state, making a solid comedown record from I Love You, Honeybear and

Courtney Barnett - "Tell Me How You Really Feel"

May 18th, 2018

As expected, Tell Me How You Really Feel still finds Courtney Barnett writing "Courtney Barnett" songs, but there’s an unmistakable growth in the Aussie’s compositions. Her strongest melodies yet meet an untrained voice …

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - "Sparkle Hard"

May 16th, 2018

After 17 years as a solo artist, Stephen Malkmus still has the ability to delight, if perhaps not outright surprise, his audience. Sparkle Hard is at …

Arctic Monkeys - "Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino"

May 14th, 2018

Easily the weirdest record in the Arctic Monkeys' catalog, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is a fun, flawed aberration (at least, for now). Even in failure, there's enough to explore within Alex Turner's thicket of …

Beach House - "7"

May 10th, 2018

It’s impressive enough for the dream pop duo to keep making some of the best songs of their career seven albums in, when most bands would be well …

Rae Sremmurd - "Sr3mm"

May 8th, 2018

For their third album, Rae Sremmurd have released a massive triple-disc of new music. Disc One, called Sr3mm, is a spiritual successor to the first …

The Body - "I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer"

May 7th, 2018

I Have Fought Against It, But I Can’t Any Longer delivers enough new wrinkles in The Body’s sound to make this a compelling release in their catalog. 

An album review by T.J. Kliebhan.

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Sleep - "The Sciences"

May 4th, 2018

The Sciences is the first album from Sleep in 15 years - roughly half newly written songs and half material that was written but not recorded prior …

Track by Track: Eleanor Friedberger - "Rebound"

May 3rd, 2018

Introducing Track by Track - a new podcast feature where we explore an album one song at a time with the artist behind it - discussing the song's origins, tales from the recording studio - every story that brought this …

Post Malone - "Beerbongs & Bentleys"

May 2nd, 2018


Janelle Monáe - "Dirty Computer"

May 1st, 2018

Dirty Computer is a call for all of us to be our true and authentic selves, but especially women, queer people, and people of color. Janelle Monáe …

J. Cole - "KOD"

April 23rd, 2018

On KOD, J. Cole is full of ideas, many thought-provoking, some half-baked, some baked as fuck. And sure, he’s not subtle. He doesn’t finesse his …

A Perfect Circle - "Eat the Elephant"

April 16th, 2018

Essential for fans and sporadically thrilling for newcomers, Eat the Elephant is the kind of reunion record that most bands would kill for. While it …

Kali Uchis - "Isolation"

April 11th, 2018

Kali Uchis builds off a classic foundation of soul, R&B, funk, and blues, bursting outward in dozens of innovative contemporary directions. On

Cardi B - "Invasion of Privacy"

April 9th, 2018

It’s not perfect, but Invasion of Privacy is remarkably cohesive, the right length, and filled to the brim with songs that already feel like inevitable summer smashes. After making history, Cardi B faced seemingly …

Saba - "Care for Me"

April 6th, 2018

Care for Me is about the woozy mix of city and family and friends and mental health ... and grief. It’s about needing care and needing self-care ... and grief, it’s about all this and more, but that grief is strong. And …

The Weeknd - "My Dear Melancholy,"

April 5th, 2018

If the EP was meant to be a way to revisit “mixtape Abel”, it feels thin, lacking the slippery tension that made those tapes so drawing in the first …

The Voidz - "Virtue"

April 3rd, 2018

Virtue delivers a bracing set of experiments and amounts to the most interesting record of Julian Casablancas’ career. The band is allowed more room …

PRhyme - "PRhyme 2"

March 30th, 2018

Four years after the self-titled debut of their PRhyme venture, Royce da 5’9” and DJ Premier reprise the project driven by the compositions of analog revivalist Adrian Younge, with their appropriately titled 2018 …

Jack White - "Boarding House Reach"

March 28th, 2018

Jack White’s reverence for classic music of the past is still a big part of who is he here on Boarding House Reach; he’s just shifting focus with a …

Kacey Musgraves - "Golden Hour"

March 26th, 2018

Kacey Musgraves hits one high note after another on Golden Hour; her talent as a songwriter and melody-maker is second to none, and each song is …

Stone Temple Pilots - "Stone Temple Pilots"

March 22nd, 2018

Faced with a crossroads after the deaths of their two famed lead singers (Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington), the DeLeo brothers and drummer Eric Kretz opt to endure, recruiting former X-Factor runner-up Jeff Gutt …

Sunflower Bean - "Twentytwo in Blue"

March 19th, 2018

Considering how quickly young bands are expected to ripen to survive in our accelerated age, Sunflower Bean has done a remarkable job evolving from …

The Decemberists - "I'll Be Your Girl"

March 14th, 2018

The Decemberists are taking a step out of their comfort zone with I’ll Be Your Girl, the band’s eighth full-length studio album, and the results are …

Acid Dad - "Acid Dad"

March 12th, 2018

On their debut LP, Williamsburg psych punks Acid Dad polish up the shaggy weirdness of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall with occasional flashes of …

David Byrne - "American Utopia"

March 9th, 2018

On American Utopia, David Byrne isn’t trying to make pop. He’s 65 years old, he’s got something to say, and he’s out of fucks to give. It’s a worthy …

EarthGang - "Royalty"

March 8th, 2018

The eight-track Royalty EP is the final installment in a trilogy of releases from EarthGang - a tie-dyed time capsule brimming with the moments, …

SOB x RBE - "Gangin'"

March 7th, 2018

Vallejo rap quartet SOB x RBE (the "x" is silent) capitalize on their standout collaboration with Kendrick Lamar on the Black Panther soundtrack, the …

Superorganism - "Superorganism"

March 5th, 2018

When everything’s clicking, Superorganism evokes the genre-hopping hooks of Weezer set against Animal Collective’s sonic experimentation as filtered …

The Breeders - "All Nerve"

March 2nd, 2018

All Nerve finds The Breeders sounding more ecstatic and less restrained than anytime since Last Splash originally soaked the alt-rock scene. The album manages to do what Kim Deal’s ex-bandmates in Pixies have struggled …

Moby - "Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt"

March 1st, 2018

After spending the last two years transforming his nightmare visions of our modern age and his internal agonies into razor wire post-punk, Moby is back in the business of electronic pop music. And what has poured out of …

Hans Zimmer - "Dunkirk: (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)"

February 23rd, 2018

The Oscar-nominated score to Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer’s illustriously crafted and curated soundtrack score for the Christopher Nolan film, has been out …

"Call Me By Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)"

February 21st, 2018

In crafting the ephemeral summer of Call Me by Your Name,  Luca Guadignino assembled an eclectic soundtrack including everything from obscure European pop hits of the 80s, to modern classical compositions by composers …

Jonny Greenwood - "Phantom Thread (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)"

February 19th, 2018

In the fourth collaboration between Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson, Greenwood replicates Phantom …

Car Seat Headrest - "Twin Fantasy (Face to Face)"

February 16th, 2018

The past is a funny and fickle thing; even as it shrinks to the size of a speck in the rear-view mirror, its contours shift and its lessons zoom into razor-sharp focus. Such is the experience of listening to Twin Fantasy

"Black Panther: The Album"

February 14th, 2018

Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, Jorja Smith, The Weeknd and many others bring a fictional African nation to life — a place whose culture is both …

Bon Iver - "For Emma, Forever Ago" 10-Year Reissue

February 11th, 2018

Justin Vernon is re-releasing "For Emma, Forever Ago" on vinyl and CD to commemorate its ten-year anniversary. Vernon likely never imagined that …

MGMT - "Little Dark Age"

February 8th, 2018

A decade after their debut album, neo-psychedelic wunderkinds MGMT are back to reclaim their narrative. Little Dark Age is their first album in five …

Justin Timberlake - "Man of the Woods"

February 6th, 2018

Culture is finally fed up with Justin Timberlake: the epitome of white, good-looking, cis male-until-told-otherwise privilege. Bad timing for his …

Tribulation - "Down Below"

February 4th, 2018

It’s more difficult than ever to call Tribulation simply a metal band. In their new record, "Down Below" their sound is much more subtle and daring, …

Migos - "Culture II"

February 1st, 2018

Migos follows up their breakthrough smash, Culture, with a blockbuster sequel, a 105-minute epic, overloading the game with glossy anthems about …

Nils Frahm - "All Melody"

January 30th, 2018

Nils Frahm's new record, "All Melody", is his clearest example of how a musical space can serve an artist and makes a hell of a case for why …

Ty Segall - "Freedom's Goblin"

January 27th, 2018

On Ty Segall's new record, "Freedom's Goblin", the indefatigable rock-god-in-waiting beefs up his sound with a brass section while giving himself over to a bout of anything-goes creativity that hits way more than it …
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