Peter Tabakis

Sia 1000 Forms of Fear
Reviews

“Find a strong title, milk the metaphor.”

Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence
Favorite Albums

Lana Del Rey has been honing her craft in the public eye, with every misstep ruthlessly pilloried by people like me.

Robyn Royksopp Do It Again
Favorite Albums

Röyksopp and Robyn for once sound like bandmates, rather than guest stars on one another’s solo work.

Michael Jackson Xscape
Reviews

We give our first ever failing grade to Xscape, a scandalously meager and insulting Michael Jackson “album.”

Tune-Yards Nikki Nack
Favorite Albums

tUnE-yArDs’ phenomenal follow-up to whokill is catchier and more welcoming. But it will gain few converts.

Damon Albarn Everyday Robots
Reviews

What is this thing called Everyday Robots?

Kelis Food
Reviews

Kelis’ sixth and finest LP is not the gastronomic concept album suggested by its title. Food is instead a feast of sweaty funk grooves and impeccable soul melodies, consistently satisfying and often fabulous.

Slasher Flicks Slasher House
Reviews

The debut LP from Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks may be a bit uneven. But its campy Scooby Doo aesthetic is both charming and irresistible.