Album Reviews

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2023

hard rock meets classic rock meets Americana

UK Top 10 Albums 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2023

that SNL gig was excellent

The Early Bird: New Recorded Releases 2-3-22 – 2-9-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2023

captivating, hooklined, country pop songs

Best Of 2023: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through January 31st

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2023

Last January The Weeknd was # 1 and though that album was better than Trippie’s, the rest weren’t

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2023

Sam’s best to date

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-20-23 – 1-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2023

seven weeks at # 1

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2023

return to the top of country

UK Top 10 Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2023

Has Brit rock ever been worse?

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 1-27-23 – 3-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023

the mixes his producer Daniel Lanois didn’t like

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-20-23 – 1-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 26, 2023

dip yourself deep in sonic hellaciousness and disquiet

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-13-23 – 1-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 24, 2023

SZA starts aiming for the record books

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 2-3-23 – 2-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 23, 2023

Jamaican dancehall

UK Top 10 Albums 1-27-23 – 2-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2023

named after my mom’s old car pun (the UK’s Cortena)

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 1-20-23 – 1-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2023

tasteless as Oatmeal milk

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-13-23 – 1-19-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 17, 2023

Price and her husband nail down an explosive Americana

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 1-6-23 – 1-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 16, 2023

a great year for the popstar

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 1-20-22 – 1-26-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2023

at 80 years of age Cale remains more than capable

UK Top 10 Albums 1-13-23 – 1-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 14, 2023

the top three remain a complete delight

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-13-22 – 1-19-22, Margo Price’s “Strays” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 13, 2023

songs you’d like to hear on the radio

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-6-22 – 1-12-13 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2023

plays with form and self awareness

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-30-22 – 1-5-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2023

a month at the top of the charts

UK Top 10 Albums 1-6-23 – 1-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | January 7, 2023

THE HEIGHT OF POP

Friday’s Aren’t What They Used To Be

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2023

slender pickings

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-23-22 – 12-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | January 4, 2023

And so it was Christmas…

Best Of 2022: Albums by Artist In Alphabetical Order

By Iman Lababedi | January 2, 2023

bubbling Yemi

UK Top 10 Albums 12-30-22 – 1-5-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2022

Michael Buble at # 1 for some reason…

A Quiet Friday, Last Friday Of The Year For New Releases

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2022

a swift 25 minutes of soul hooks

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-23-22 – 12-29-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2022

fine collection of Sault collective rap

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-16-22 – 12-22-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 27, 2022

yes, I did snag one, thanks!

Ryan Adam’s 2022 Revisited: Six albums, a tour, and a destroyed reputation

By Iman Lababedi | December 26, 2022

there is so forgiveness, there is no pity, there is no exit, there is only tracks and blood.

New Album “Blood on the Tracks”by Ryan Adams Drops

By admin | December 25, 2022

sacrilege maybe

UK Top 10 Albums 12-23-22 – 12-29-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2022

I wish Cliff was # 1…

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-16-22 – 12-22-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 22, 2022

hardcore emocore

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-2-22 – 12-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 21, 2022

a great way to bring in the new year even if I didn’t snag a tix to her at MSG (yet)

UK Top 10 Albums 12-9-22 – 12-15-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2022

came in second (but first with the judges) at the Eurovision Song Contest

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 12-16-22 – 12-22-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2022

a hOLIday surprise

The Top 20 Albums Of 2022

By Iman Lababedi | December 15, 2022

multi media agitprop

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-9-22 – 12-15-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 14, 2022

a gorgeous, state of the art, hip hop black excellence as middle class mainstream

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-2-22 – 12-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 12, 2022

And it is still very good…

UK Top 10 Albums 12-9-22 – 12-15-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2022

so bad he puts me in mind of Sting

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-9-22 – 12-15-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2022

it sounds better than ever

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-9-22 – 12-15-22, SZA’s “SOS” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2022

she personifies what one hopes and prays for the black community as a whole

Best Of 2022: Albums by Artist In Alphabetical Order Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2022

cry her a river

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-2-22 – 12-8-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2022

the incomparable daughter of Lagos

Best Of 2022: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2022

the Queendon come of Afrobeats

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-25-22 – 12-1-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 5, 2022

here comes Santa Claus for the annual chart shake up

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 12-9-22 – 12-15-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2022

I can’t wait to hear the adds

UK Top 10 Albums 12-2-22 – 12-8-22

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2022

I wish Cliff had beat Stormzy -who I admire but not here

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 12-2-22 – 12-8-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 2, 2022

they don’t quite show growth they do show

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-2-22 – 12-8-22, Yemi Alade’s “African Baddie” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 2, 2022

One of the best albums of the year