Peter Tabakis

Kelis Food
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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
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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.

St. Vincent
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On her fourth album, St. Vincent has carved her art down to its mighty, knotty core.

Beck Morning Phase
Reviews

12 years after Sea Change, Beck delivers another career highlight.

Angel Olsen Burn Your Fire
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Angel Olsen’s second album is a confident entry into the storied chorus of singer-songwriter confessionals.

Beyonce
Reviews

The year ended as it began, with surprise and celebration.

LADY GAGA ARTPOP
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Lady Gaga’s third full-length studio album is no peek, but a full-frontal exhibition of her psyche in all its batshit glory.

ARCADE FIRE REFLEKTOR
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Our review of Arcade Fire’s most daring album yet.