Sam Smith adds some heft to his vocal pop, while Shamir embraces an early career reinvention
Our music critic offers his choices for five key T&S releases.
St. Vincent's new album seeks self-definition, while Tegan and Sara commemorate the tenth birthday of a defining album
Shania Twain's return to recording after 15 years has given us Now, an album that didn't need to be made
From dancepop to post-punk to spacey R&B, this Fall's release schedule promises to impress
LCD Soundsystem makes a welcome return, while Gogol Bordello seeks to replicate its live-show exuberance to record
Kesha and Alison Moyet both shine on very different new albums that play to each of their strengths
Arcade Fire's latest release takes on the culture industry but forgets to have fun doing it
On her debut album, Kanye West's chamber pop protege Kacy Hill finds an approach that works
Beth Ditto's debut album should provide an incredible live show
New albums from Beth Ditto and Lorde find both artists in search of new voices
A live show about the cosmos is brought to glorious new form
Jack Antonoff returns to his childhood home, while Saint Etienne parodies the suburbs
British synth pop icons Erasure get poignant and political with their new album, "World Be Gone"
A bold, defiantly queer artist finds inspiration in a new and unfamiliar life