Review: Common’s Arty Impulses Lose To Killer Hooks On New LP
2007 / Music

Review: Common’s Arty Impulses Lose To Killer Hooks On New LP

Rapper Common is one of hip-hop’s most contradictory figures and his new album, “Finding Forever,” does little to set the record straight. The disc has him battling himself, dueling with what he knows will sell versus his artist’s instincts. Continue reading

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Review: Interpol’s New Album Is More Of The Same
2007 / Music

Review: Interpol’s New Album Is More Of The Same

For their debut album, New York rock quartet Interpol created a Joy Division-inspired songwriting template that rivaled the music of their mentors. Five years later, the band continues to rely on the same mold for its new album, but its latest reproductions no longer live up to its exhilarating-ly gloomy predecessors. Continue reading