Wesley Gonzalez - Excellent Musician

On Excellent Musician, Gonzalez puts anxieties, masochistic self-deprecation, and biting resentment on full-blown display, filtering these tensions through catchy pop ballads. A sour disposition contained within sweet packaging.

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Brockhampton / Faux Furrs / Billy Woods / PC Music / Bloodrave / Vektroid / Tredici Bacci

Kevin Morby - City Music

City Music, the fourth solo album by former Woods bassist Kevin Morby, dynamically captures the idealism and inevitable disappointment associated with “squinting at this godawful town”

Kirin J. Callinan - Bravado

The disarming contortion of familiar tropes is Bravado's essence, an album that skewers rock music masculinity, or “cock rock”, by posturing as its most extreme amplification and then pissing all over itself.

Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions

On the Georgia rapper’s studio debut, Teenage Emotions, Yachty churns out a 69 minute epic of forgettable trap beats, pussy references, and bland features that do little to buoy his hedonistic appeal.

The Mountain Goats - Goths

On the 16th album from The Mountain Goats, Darnielle reminds us that goth is a many-faced thing, alive with each one of us in the records, accessories, and instruments that transport us back to a different time.

Jlin - Black Origami

With sophomore LP Black Origami, Jlin retains the sharp-edged aggression of Dark Energy while deepening footwork’s compositional complexity, shuffling obscure rhythms and textures at a breakneck speed.