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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...

New Depeche Mode Album Lives up to Its Title: Spirit

Depeche Mode Spirit(Columbia Records) One of the most influential and beloved electronic pop acts of the genre returns with their fourteenth studio album from an unparalleled...

Michelle Branches Out: Is There Life after Love?

During the early 2000s, Michelle Branch was inescapable: her major label debut The Spirit Room spawned ubiquitous hits like “Everywhere” and “Goodbye to You,”and she won a...

From the Vault: Love Is a Drag Unearths M2M Classics

Why is Love Is a Drag labelled “for adult listeners only”? It’s because this collection of classic love songs, originally released in 1962, were sung by a man and to a man....

Sister Is Doing It for Herself: The Return of Solange

Beyonce’s little sister steps into her own on this attention grabbing, socially-conscious release....

The 5 June Albums We Want Now

Whether you start the season at Memorial Day or the solstice, it’s still not summer. But it’s not too early to think about your summer playlists, is it?...