Iman Lababedi

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 6-4-21 – 6-10-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2021

sounds like Curtis could have written it

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 6-4-21 – 6-10-21 Liz Phair’s “Soberish” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2021

a weirdly prosaic lyricism of break ups

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-28-21 – 6-3-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2021

veers between post-punk and experimental art rock and math rock

US Top 10 Singles Dated June 5th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2021

Listening to BTS is like eating veal, as good as it may taste you can’t forget how it was made.

Best Of 2021: Albums In Alphabetical Order By Artist Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 2, 2021

reinvents math rock in its own, howling image 

Best Of 2021: Songs In Order Of Preference Through May 31st

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2021

romantic bliss until the toothbrush disappears

Going Steady: New Singles 5-28-21 -6-3-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2021

timeless and ahead of their time

US Top 10 Albums Dated June 5th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2021

a consistent in sound and vision teenager trauma

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 6-4-21 – 6-10-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 30, 2021

a return to form

UK Top 10 Albums: 5-28-21 – 6-3-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2021

she should put on thick eyeglasses and name herself Olivia Costello

UK Top 10 Singles 5-28-21 – 6-3-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2021

maybe overreacted

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-28-21 – 6-3-20

By Iman Lababedi | May 29, 2021

any cracks about the early bird being late will not be appreciated

Jesse Paris Smith Saves The World

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2021

whatever happened to good vibes? 

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recording 5-28-21 – 6-3-21, DMX’s “Exodus” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2021

It wasn’t over and it is over.

Biding Our Time: Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2021

get it right tonight

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-21-21 – 5-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2021

One word, ten letters

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 25, 2021

she lacks the linguistic punch of Elvis

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 29th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2021

second best opening week of 21

Going Steady: New Singles 5-21-21 – 5-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2021

insanity, sociopathy, disney dream,  and mental illness

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 5-28-21 – 6-3-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2021

is Swizz Beatz up to the task of completing a DMX album?

UK Top 10 Singles 5-21-21 – 5-27-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2021

typical mix of UK drill and US pop

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-21-21 – 5-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2021

a Hitchcock blonde but not the ice queen Grace Kelly, the damaged Kim Novak

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 5-21-21 – 5-27-21, Olivia Rodrigo’s “Sour” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2021

Not fearless, but this year’s model… 

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 5-14-21 – 5-20-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2021

on her way to legend status

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 22nd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2021

Dua won’t be reaching number one so Bruno can get another smash

TVON: Nevers Say Never

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2021

from great to whatever

What Happened To Billboard’s “Hot 100” For The Week Of May 22nd?

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2021

they have failed at the one responsibility they have.

Going Steady: New Singles 5-14-21 – 5-20-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2021

a signpost up ahead for country fans and anyone who can’t stomach racism

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 22nd, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 17, 2021

an anemic 61K EAUs

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album releases 5-21-21 – 5-27-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2021

the most gifted female rapper around

UK Top 10 Albums: 5-14-21 – 5-20-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2021

the highly emotive, middle class Rag’N’Bone Man

UK Top 10 Singles 5-14-21 – 5-20-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2021

grime goodie leads the pack

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-14-20 – 5-20-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2021

an ex-wife on one hand and an opportunist on the other

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-14-21 – 5-20-21, Nicki Minaj’s “Beam Me Up, Scotty” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2021

I just single-handedly annihilated you know every rap bitch in da building

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2021

the equal of all but the best of his 90s material

Going Steady: New Singles 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2021

Cole gets his answer to Noname

John Mulaney’s “From Scratch” At City Winery, Monday, May 10th, 2021, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2021

“I’d kill everyone here for a line of cocaine”

US Top 10 Singles Dated May 15th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2021

The Weeknd knows how to use a remix to keep him at the top,”

US Top 10 Albums Dated May 15th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2021

most weeks you need double that number to hit # 1

Best Of 2021: Songs In Alphabetical Order by Artist Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 10, 2021

Patti Smith told Tomas Doncker he had made the song his own

Best Of 2021: Albums In Alphabetical Order By Artist Through April 30th

By Iman Lababedi | May 9, 2021

great country rock triumph for half an hour of top rock

UK Top 10 Albums: 5-7-21 – 5-13-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2021

Royal Blood are nothing special, Coral are something special -go figure

UK Top 10 Singles 5-6-21 – 5-13-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2021

a minor grime classic

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2021

Coldplay meet Max Martin in a bid for the charts

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-7-21-5-13-21 Madonna’s “Express Yourself” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2021

a timeless cheer of artistic freedom

Brief Encounters: New Albums 4-30-21 – 5-6-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2021

finds the pleasure points and presses them

The 1,001 Greatest Songs of the 20th Century – 360 to 351

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2021

drinks-will-flow, blood-will-spill working class lyrics

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 5-7-21 – 5-13-21

By Iman Lababedi | May 5, 2021

all but invented afrobeats (per Brian Eno)

Going Steady: New Singles 4-30-21 – 5-6-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 5, 2021

“art is my motto”

Governors Ball 2021 Line Up For September Is One of Their best

By Iman Lababedi | May 4, 2021

This would be a first rate return to live concerts.