"What made Death Grips’ story compelling was that it was without moral or direction. Never fully independent, the band could only define themselves in opposition to the parental presence of their label. Never fully obedient, they learned to make a spectacle of their own bad choices. As heroes go, they were bratty and misguided. I’m tempted here to write that maybe being bratty and misguided was the point, but in my most respectful and adulatory moments I would say that I’m not sure Death Grips had one."
— Mike Powell says goodbye to Death Grips.
"High Life is a genuine surprise—Eno’s best vocal album in 25 years."
— Mark Richardson reviews the gorgeous new collaborative album from Brian Eno and Underworld’s Karl Hyde, our latest Best New Music pick.
"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.