Album Reviews

Best Of 2023: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference

By Iman Lababedi | December 31, 2023

Sondheim’s year by default

UK Top 10 Albums 12-29-23 – 1-4-24

By Iman Lababedi | December 30, 2023

nothing new here

The Early Bird: Top New Album Releases 12-29-23 – 1-4-24 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2023

a fantastic beat concerto

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-15-23 – 12-21-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2023

the return of Nicki Minaj…

UK Top 10 Albums 12-22-23 – 12-28-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2023

it makes you wish they’d find somebody to help em if they insist on new recordings

2024 Upcoming Album Releases

By admin | December 21, 2023

Sleater-Kinney Little Rope

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 12-8-23 – 12-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2023

the return of Nicki Minaj…

UK Top 10 Albums 12-8-23 – 12-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2023

pseuds

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-24-23 – 11-30-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2023

a typical K-Pop product

UK Top 10 Albums 12-8-23 – 12-14-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2023

Peter Gabriel’s best work since the 80s…

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 12-8-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 8, 2023

Sian Phillips! Bernadette Peters, Judi Dench and many more

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-1-23 – 12-7-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2023

top of the freshman class

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-17-23 – 11-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2023

Thanksgiving discounts on display

Best Of 2023: Albums by Artist In Order Of Preference Through November 30th

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2023

quiet month

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending November 30th, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2023

rock and roll

UK Top 10 Albums 12-1-23 – 12-7-23

By Iman Lababedi | December 2, 2023

so much of it was vinyl it might not last very long

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 12-1-23 – 12-8-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2023

it stands as one of Gabriel’s “Solsbury Hill”

Aretha Franklin’s “Love All The Hurt Away” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 29, 2023

the middle of a long career

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-10-23 – 11-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2023

Black Friday discounts changing the landscape towards the bottom

UK Top 10 Albums 11-24-23 – 11-30-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2023

it isn’t a great album but it is a great band

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 11-17-23 – 11-30-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 24, 2023

vastly superior to, say, Sinatra’s duets

McCabe & Stout’s “The Red Devil Diaries” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2023

a timeless fast forward into the past

Brief Encounters: New Albums 11-17-23 – 11-23-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2023

music for theatre and for cinema, for chamber and for symphony orchestra

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 11-3-23 – 11-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2023

electronic post-punk K-pop and quite good

UK Top 10 Albums 11-17-23 – 11-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2023

talk about a productive fifteen years

The Early Bird: Top Albums 11-17-23 – 11-23-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2023

Dylan opened his first visit to Japan with the nuclear catastrophic “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall”

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 11-10-23 – 11-16-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 15, 2023

Kodak is magic when you put a mic in front of him

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-27-23 – 11-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2023

mainstream pop from one end to the other

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 11-17-23 – 11-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2023

the initial album was a major disappointment

UK Top 10 Albums 11-3-23 – 11-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 12, 2023

Taylor on top AGAIN!

The Early Bird: Top New Albums 11-10-23 – 11-16-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2023

Kudos to Giles Martin

Brief Encounters: New Albums 11-3-23 – 11-9-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 7, 2023

a who’s who of post punk

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-27-23 – 11-2-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2023

no one is near

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 11-10-23 – 11-16-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 5, 2023

early Beatles

UK Top 10 Albums 11-3-23 – 11-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2023

two (count em) 80s synth bands and Taylor on top

Best Albums Of 2023 Alphabetically By Artist Ending October 31st, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | November 2, 2023

an intense and beautiful piece of pop orchestrations

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

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2023

not quite as good as the original but pretty excellent

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-28-23 – 11-2-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 1, 2023

Consider it Driving Through England

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-20-23 – 10-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2023

for forty-two year old men who should know better

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 11-3-23 – 11-9-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2023

good or bad but anticipated

UK Top 10 Albums 10-27-23 – 11-3-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 28, 2023

not a good thing

The Early Bird: Top Five New Albums 10-27-23 – 11-2-3

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2023

a fine collection of mostly standard American carols

The Early Bird: Top Five New Albums 10-27-23 – 11-2-3

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2023

a fine collection of mostly standard American carols

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-20-23 – 10-26-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 25, 2023

way too long with no real lapse in quality

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-13-23 – 10-19-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2023

Benito was first rate Saturday night and the streaming numbers are very strong for his fifth album

UK Top 10 Albums 10-20-23 – 10-26-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2023

first rate sadboy

US Top Ten Albums Tracking 10-6-23 – 10-12-23-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2023

402K EAUs is an honest win

UK Top 10 Albums 10-6-23 – 10-12-23

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2023

the Drake album is his best since… Honestly Nevermind?

Frank Sinatra’s Duets II Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2023

Talent is finite but it isn’t finished

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-6-23 – 10-12-23 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 10, 2023

the melodies are the hooks