Matt Author

These Albums Should be in Heavy Earbud Rotation

Sleater-Kinney The Center Won’t Hold (Mom + Pop Music) According to rock trio Sleater-Kinney, The Center Won’t Hold is Sleater-Kinney’s “midnight record on the doomsday...

Let These Divas Make Your Playlist for Summer 2019

Carly Rae Jepsen is no one-trick pony; Madonna can still stir controversy; and Dionne Warwick serves up some vintage soul. Madonna Madame X (Interscope Records) On the diva’s...

These Are the Latest Additions to Your WorldPride Playlist

Yes, we know you’ve already downloaded Madonna’s Madame X and weighed in on social whether it’s a pop masterwork or a canny move to embrace world music....

Music and Fun in the Sun: A Coachella 2019 Preview

Coachella 2019: A Preview A decade ago, Coachella was widely thought to be an alternative dream festival. With top-tier acts outside of the mainstream such as Franz Ferdinand,...

7 Albums for Eclectic LGBTQ Tastes

LGBTQ music fan? Take a listen to this assortment of artists who may have very different sounds, but have each earned their own queer fanbase. Barbra Streisand Walls (Columbia...

Sharon Van Etten Goes Pop On Her New Album, “Remind Me Tomorrow”

Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow (Jagjaguwar Records) The New York-based singer-songwriter, indie darling and part-time actress returns with the most pop-driven release of her...

“Girl with Basket of Fruit” is the Latest Release from Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu Girl with Basket of Fruit (Polyvinyl Records) Want Metrosource LGBTQ content notifications? Sign up for MetroEspresso....

7 Albums for Eclectic LGBTQ Tastes

LGBTQ music fan? Take a listen to this assortment of artists who may have very different sounds, but have each earned their own queer fanbase. Chris Garneau Yours (Self-Released)...

Barbra Streisand’s “Walls” Album Takes on the Trump Agenda

Barbra Streisand Walls (Columbia Records) Comprised primarily of original songs, the legend’s new release is her first to encompass a singular social message. As displayed on...

New Album “Honey” Puts Swedish Pop Star Robyn in Her Sweet Spot

Robyn Honey(Konichiwa Records / Interscope Records) Robyn’s earlier releases brought the party; Honey brings the after-party. It’s been eight long years since the...

Queer and Poz, John Grant Returns with a new album, “Love is Magic”

John Grant Love is Magic (Partisan Records / Bella Union) “Love’s a s***show that requires work. It’s not all lollipops and rainbows … and macaroni and cheese and John...

“Dita Von Teese” is the Burlesque Legend’s Musical Debut

The burlesque star’s self-titled debut is lush, romantic and serene. As she explains, “I’m not a professional singer. In fact, I’m quite uneasy about recording my voice,...