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Justin Timberlake’s Man of the Woods Brings R&B Down Home

Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods (RCA Records) Reuniting with the likes of Timbaland, Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes and acclaimed blues singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton,...

Moby Emerges from Seclusion with Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Moby Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt (Mute Records) By turns Haunting and filled with despair, the latest release from Moby beautifully tackles the brokenness of...

Belle & Sebastian Return to Their Indie Roots For How to Solve Our Human Problems

Belle & Sebastian How to Solve Our Human Problems (Matador Records) Gloriously blending the joy and melancholy of everyday life has characterized the legendary Scottish act...

Morrissey Explores New Sounds on His Newest Album, Low in High School

Morrissey Low in High School (BMG / Etienne Records) Low in High School offers a bit of a departure from Morrissey’s signature sound — adding electric pianos, synthesizers and...

Björk is Back, and on Her Newest Album Reaches for Utopia

Björk Utopia (One Little Indian Records) Her last release, 2015’s remarkable Vulnicura, chronicled a bitter split with her former partner (famed artist Matthew Barney)....

Kelly Clarkson Gets Soulful on Her Newest, Meaning of Life

Kelly Clarkson Meaning of Life (Atlantic Records) Soulful, sensual and brutally honest, the original American Idol’s eighth release is nothing less than a brash attempt to craft...

Lust for Life Sheds New Light On Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey Lust for Life (Interscope Records) The smoky-voiced songbird has returned from a two-year hiatus with her most expansive album to date, with 70 sprawling minutes and...

Tori Amos Goes Internal with Native Invader

Tori Amos Native Invader (Decca Records) On this, Tori Amos’ 15th studio album, the veteran presents more questions than answers. She explains herself thusly: “The songs on...

Grizzly Bear Makes Music for a Worried World on Painted Ruins

Grizzly Bear Painted Ruins (RCA Records) The longstanding indie darlings break new ground on a sensational, dynamic major label debut effort. Emerging from Brooklyn in the early...

The Cranberries Linger over Their Hits on “Something Else”

The Cranberries Something Else (BMG) The Irish quartet’s latest release offers unplugged and orchestral versions of the biggest singles from throughout their...

Mary J. Blige Survives Divorce with the “Strength of a Woman”

Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman (Capitol Records) The legendary R&B diva returns with her 13th studio album, which chronicles her recent divorce from her longtime manager...

Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto Fake Sugar (Virgin Records) The former lead singer of beloved indie band The Gossip effortlessly combines pop, rock, funk and blues on her debut full-length solo...