Iman Lababedi

The Earliest Bird 2-26-21 – 3-4-21: Julien Baker’s “Little Oblivions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2021

bad faith healers enthralled

Lou Reed’s Favorite 100 songs

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2021

a little conservative

Loudon Wainwright Pays Tribute To George Gerdes On “The Great Unknown,” Streamed, February 23rd, 2021, Review

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2021

“Steady with The Maestro” does a lot to make III’s case.

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 2-19-21- 2-25-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2021

a synth and an 808 and Lael’s voice

US Top 10 Singles Dated February 27th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 23, 2021

Olivia is still on top for week six…

Going Steady: New Singles 2-19-21 -2-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2021

a rockabilly sound that if it was bigger might well be The Blasters

US Top 10 Albums Dated February 27th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 22, 2021

the numbers (93K EAUs) don’t prove it

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 2-26-21 – 3-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 21, 2021

expands her musical palate

UK Top 10 Albums 2-19-21 – 2-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2021

Slowthai wasn’t cancelled either

UK Top 10 Singles 2-19-21 – 2-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 20, 2021

Olivia is still on top while the answer songs never ever appeared…

The Early Bird: Top Recordings 2-19-21 – 2-25-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2021

nice middle

The Earliest Bird: The Top Recording 2-19-21 – 2-25-21 The Hold Steady’s “Open Door Policy” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2021

losers, grifters… and me

The US Tibet House 34th Annual Benefit Concert, Virtual Due to Covid, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2021

we have the power, turn over, and go to sleep

Frank Sinatra And Duke Ellington’s “Francis A. & Edward K.” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2021

a lost chance in the winds of time

On The Road To Marilyn Monroe

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2021

how about Marilyn Monroe as a popstar?

US Top 10 Singles Dated February 20th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 17, 2021

Olivia still at number one

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Albums 2-19-21 – 2-25-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2021

best singer songwriter not named James Blake (UK division)

Brief Encounters: New Albums 2-12-21 – 2- 18-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2021

hard rock classicists

Cancel Culture Fails To Cancel Morgan Wallen

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2021

This is a big problem

US Top 10 Albums Dated February 20th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 15, 2021

it isn’t doing what it should do any more

Biding Our Time: Sunday, February 14th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 14, 2021

President Trump is practically and morally responsible

Going Steady: New Singles 2-12-21 – 2-18-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 14, 2021

beating everybody at the guns and chicks game

UK Top 10 Albums 2-12-21 – 2-18-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2021

eternal purgatory

UK Top 10 Singles 2-12-21 – 2-18-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2021

pop, grime, Olivia and worlds of EDM… 

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 2-12-21 – 2-18-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2021

Gig Young in the Twilight Zone

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release 2-12-21 – 2-18-2, “Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album,” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2021

one remove from the Chicago streets it is bearing witness to

Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2021

Through the lens of Christianity, Aretha could let loose

Brief Encounters: Top New Albums 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2021

A contender for album of the year

Alison Ellwood’s “The Go-Go’s” Documentary Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 9, 2021

who doesn’t love the Go-Go’s

US Top 10 Singles Dated February 13th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 9, 2021

Olivia still at number one

The Super Bowl Halftime Show 2021: The Weeknd Stops Here

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2021

All the fiddlers in the world, and dancers in red jackets and white bandages, couldn’t save it. 

US Top 10 Albums Dated February 13th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2021

can he survive a week of it?

Going Steady: New Singles 2-5-21 – 2-11-21 Review

By Iman Lababedi | February 8, 2021

makes love and revolution meet in being and giving shelter

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

By Iman Lababedi | February 7, 2021

sadteens comes into its own

UK Top 10 Albums 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2021

she goes on forever on the middling Muse

UK Top 10 Singles 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2021

Olivia wins handily…

The Early Bird: The Top New Release Of 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2021

a series of huge hits, ballads, and bangers

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release Of 2-5-21 – 2-11-21, Cardi B’s “Up” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2021

big bad pussy

Best Of 2021: Albums In Alphabetical Order Through January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2021

exciting buncha bangers

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

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2021

a mini miracle of mood

Brief Encounters: Top Albums 1-29-21 – 2-4-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2021

a spiritual awakening without the god

US Top 10 Singles Dated February 6th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 2, 2021

doing more at seventeen than I have at 67

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Music Critic

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2021

it might make more sense to just sit down in the middle of the road and refuse to move

US Top 10 Albums Dated February 6th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2021

Morgan added three songs to his behemoth…

Going Steady: New singles 1-29-21 – 2-4-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2021

metallic crust

Sneak Feats: Upcoming Album Releases 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 31, 2021

a game changer

UK Top 10 Albums 1-28-21 – 2-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2021

UK screamo-core

UK Top 10 Singles 1-28-21 – 2-4-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2021

Olivia’s original deserves every word of praise

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Released 1-29-21 – 2-4-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2021

standard issue hard rocking classicism

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release Of 1-29-21 – 2-4-21, Weezer’s “OK Human” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2021

thank your father