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The-Dream crafted an absolutely exquisite album for his 2007 solo debut. It is a defining moment for the collision of rap and R&B and a pillar of technical songwriting and soulful expression.
On his latest solo album, the Irish folk singer sets sail on a journey of the heart, full of sad break-up songs and meandering musings.
On his latest album, a luminary of the Los Angeles beat scene remembers how to come back down from the astral plane and hits the dance floor running.
Gucci Mane’s latest protégé, a smooth-talking rapper with a nonchalant charm, steps into the spotlight after a streak of well-liked mixtapes.
The wildly ambitious albums that cemented Rundgren’s legend as a studio genius in the early 1970s return in illuminating new editions.
The third record from the UK trio wrangles their elastic, post-punk spirit into an urgency that feels bonded to the present. It makes for songs that are as mesmerizing as they are exhilarating.
Using mainly her resilient voice and some electronic effects, the latest record from the Japanese underground legend draws parallels to the punk impulse with her extended, avant-garde vocal excursions.
On their fifth album, the Go! Team look to the Motor City for their 1960s fix; they’re as boisterous as ever, but their nostalgia doesn’t dip far beneath the surface of their inspirations.
The Swedish folk duo’s fourth album is a showcase for their sweet harmonies, with some bold stylistic departures.
On their quietly commanding darkwave record, songwriter Noah Anthony and poet Elaine Kahn use harsh noise and power electronics to show it’s possible to care for chaos.
On his new album for Shanghai’s Genome Tapes, London’s Tim Zha applies Auto-Tuned vocals to hybrid pop informed by dancehall and Afrobeats, where bright details dance against a blurry backdrop.
Having grown from wise-beyond-their-years aesthetes into middle-aged adults, Belle and Sebastian balance parental sentimentalism with a youthful abandon rarely entertained on their early recordings.
The Inglewood artist’s first album as Kendrick and SZA’s labelmate is a neo-soul-tinged space odyssey about love.
On their debut album, the UK rock group separates themselves from their peers, imbuing their post-adolescent rage with wit and, crucially, a self-effacing awareness that they may never succeed.
The former Fifth Harmony member’s debut solo album is largely successful at capturing her charismatic flair. Anchored by the wonderful “Havana,” it shines especially when it's light and breezy.
Jones’ all-star pop-soul adventure prefigured Thriller and highlighted his ear for new grooves.
A mysterious project from an unknown source sends listeners on an exhilarating goose chase through ambient techno and ethereal jungle.
A collection of George Gershwin interpretations by the avant-jazz legend traces his roots in the swing era, fleshing out a seldom-heard side of the astral voyager.
Numero Group turns up an outlier in the new-age icon’s catalog: an album of vocal music that, while a lesser work, offers a glimpse of a seldom-seen side of Laraaji.
The Houston rapper’s first mixtape since 2016 is full of unsparing storytelling, pusher anthems, and a dynamic array of trap production over which Maxo delivers some of his most effective writing.