"When an artist like Riff Raff comes along, listeners jump to the obvious conclusion: as a white artist, he must have agency. He must be faking it, perhaps mocking black expressionism. But what if he isn’t?"
— David Drake reviews NEON iCON, the debut album from rap absurdist RiFF RAFF.
"What would shoegaze sound like if it had its eyes on the sky?"
— Lindsay Zoladz reviews Sea When Absent, the latest album from genre-busting sextet A Sunny Day in Glasgow—and a Best New Music pick.
"Tom Krell is informed by genre but driven by expression; in his mind, pop music is anything that aspires for the most immediate and impactful connection, even if it risks embarrassment in the process. As a result, his transcendent third LP "What Is This Heart?" is a pop album of the highest caliber."
— Ian Cohen reviews How to Dress Well’s new album, our latest Best New Music pick.