Category: 2016 Music Reviews

Album Review: Neil Young ‘Peace Trail’

“He’s still planting seeds and still stoking fires.”

Album Review: Childish Gambino ‘Awaken, My Love!’

“AML is giant leap forward, as the juvenile raps/punchlines of previous records are replaced with deep-felt yearning.”

Album Review: Pavo Pavo ‘Young Narrator in the Breakers’

“Ethereal with an eye roll, Bagg seems to have materialized from a Zach Braff vision board. Her voice is soothing, a tossed-off Julie Andrews.”

Cinematic Form(ation): On Identity and Form in Beyoncé’s ‘Formation’

“She’s created a dialogue, even a dialectic, of what kind of power identity has.”