‘About Last Night…’ captures whirlwind night out

If you’ve ever sent a “So, about last night” text, Mabel’s newest album is for you. A follow-up to the English singer’s 2019 debut album, “About

Splashes of color from pianist Sam Reider

Jazz pianist Sam Reider can sound reflective or restless, pensive or playful, sometimes in adjacent measures. “Petrichor” is the solo debut album from Reider, who

Metric rocks out existentially in ‘Formentera’

Metric's “Formentera” throws listeners into the deep end with “Doomscroller,” which starts off feeling like a warehouse rave or fever dream or maybe both. What sounds

Imagine Dragons offer light at the end of the tunnel

If you were hiding under your bed after listening to the last album by Imagine Dragons, it’s time to come out. The second volume of “Mercury”

Harry Styles is fully at home in ‘Harry’s House’

If the 13 tracks of Harry Styles’ third LP are the walls in which he lives, “Harry’s House” is a place of self-expression, happiness and healing.

Indie rockers Foals offer album perfect for summer

Indie-pop art rockers Foals gave us more than enough to process with their last offering. Now they seem to want us to dance. And dance we

Rick Holmstrom goes all-instrumental on ‘Get It!’

Guitarist Rick Holmstrom’s new album is an all-instrumental collection of toe-tappers, thigh-slappers and finger-snappers. There’s an irresistible backbeat, and the mood is upbeat. Grin and hear

tTunes | Elton John taps some talented friends for new album

It’s been more than 35 years since Elton John recorded with Stevie Wonder and that’s clearly way, way too long. But the wait is over: The legends join on the

tTunes | Snappier, tighter Royal Blood rock on ‘Typhoons’

Most rock duos are based around the guitar-and-drums concept — think The White Stripes or The Black Keys. Now imagine taking away the guitar. That’s Royal Blood, a band of just

tTunes | Rhiannon Giddens considers the meaning of home

Rhiannon Giddens’ new album masterfully mixes the music of Ireland, Italy, Appalachia and heaven. A year of death and lockdown left Giddens thinking about home and all the word means. That

tTunes | CNCO gives fans a swanky ‘Déjà Vu’ on covers album

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and a covers album is the most earnest form of vocal flexing. What better way to prove you’re not a run-of-the-mill boy band

tTunes | Moon Taxi, a cab simply not worth hailing anymore

Moon Taxi have a new album with a dozen songs, but you may be forgiven for losing track of them. One unmemorable, formulaic tune bleeding into another leaves the listener underwhelmed

tTunes | Seventeen offer fleeting distraction with new EP

Is it a “Homerun” for Seventeen? With special album “;(Semicolon),” Seventeen offer some comfort pop. Punctuation can be difficult, as is putting together a great album. Semicolons are notorious little bumps in

Music | Company behind S. Korean hit band BTS soar in trading debut

South Korea’s Big Hit Entertainment, the company that manages global pop sensation BTS, had a dynamite trading debut Thursday in Seoul, helped by the zeal of its loyal fans. Big Hit’s

tTunes | Taylor Swift’s new album is strikingly heroic

In the years since Taylor Swift released her killer pop album “1989” in 2014, the singer has amped the production of her music, adding sounds including electronica, synth pop, R&B,

tTunes | Lucinda Williams channels her anger into song

Lucinda Williams has come up with an album for our times — at least if you’re as angry as she is. “Good Souls, Better Angels” is anything but subtle. Williams takes

tTunes | New Shelby Lynne album connected to unreleased film

There’s hardly a song among the 11 on Shelby Lynne’s first solo record since 2015 that fails to mention love, and even the exceptions stay on theme. The self-titled album is

Mac Miller posthumous album is heartbreakingly full

Why does everybody need me to stay?” Mac Miller asks on the first single from his latest release. He answered his own question with the superb posthumous “Circles.” Miller’s

Liam Payne stumbles badly with embarrassing debut CD

One Direction fans have reason to rejoice this holiday season: They get not just one, but two full albums from former members — Liam Payne and Harry

Townshend, Daltrey return to The Who’s rocking ways

While frequently joining forces for tours and other projects, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey have released just two studio albums as The Who since 1982, with 2006’s

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