Album Reviews

Going Steady: New Singles 9-17-21 – 9-23-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2021

Nick’s greatest moment (or at least a personal fave)

Sneak Peaks: New Album Release 9-24-21 – 9-30-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 19, 2021

if not a revelation, certainly a pleasure

The Early Bird 9-17-21 – 9-23-21: Top New Recorded Releases Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 18, 2021

I woke up in the middle of the night to buy the box set and I’d do it again

The Earliest Bird 9-17-21 – 9-23-21 Top New Recorded Release, Lil Nas X’s “Montero” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 17, 2021

Wanna get fucked up the ass? Get famous.

Frank Sinatra’s “A Man Alone: The Words And Music Of McKuen” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2021

a disquieted sadness permeates

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2021

¿No preferirías tener el modelo de este año?

US Top 10 Albums Dated September 18th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | September 13, 2021

Drake’s EAU’s are more than double West’s last week

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2021

she compares her chest to the Sierra Madres

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21 Elvis Costello And The Attractions’ “Spanish Model” and Lorde’s “Te Ao Mārama” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 10, 2021

foreign (to me, I mean) language takes

Bay City Rollers “Ricochet” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 9, 2021

It was the end of the Rollers

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 9-3-21 – 9-9-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2021

zigging towards promiscuity and zagging towards true love

From 1986: My Creem Review Of “Blood And Chocolate”

By Iman Lababedi | September 7, 2021

if the hook goes “And I hope you’re happy now,” what’s the line immediately before it? Why, “I never loved you anyhow” of course

US Top 10 Albums Dated September 11th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | September 6, 2021

the most EAUs of the year with 309,000

Aretha Franklin’s “Let Me Be In Your Life” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2021

disposable but still indispensable soul god serendipity

Sneak Peaks: New Album Releases 9-10-21 – 9-16-21

By Iman Lababedi | September 5, 2021

her first album of new material this century

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-3-21 – 9-9-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2021

a world of people sharing these passing fair moments

Best Of 2021: Albums In Order Of Preference Through August 31st

By Iman Lababedi | September 1, 2021

mom and wife and Jesus

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 31, 2021

should further her international reputation

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 8-27-21 – 9-2-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2021

from doubt to deliverance

US Top 10 Albums Dated September 4th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2021

vinyl Sour

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 9-3-21 – 9-9-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 29, 2021

huge things

The Sun’s Not So Hot In The Sky Today: A Farewell to Summer in James Taylor’s “September Grass”

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2021

an aloneness for two

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-27-21 – 9-2-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2021

the beauty and also the weariness of pregnancy and childbirth

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 8-27-21 – 9-2-21, The Beatles’ “Let It Be (2021 Mix)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 27, 2021

words are not needed at all to convey the power of early love

US Top 10 Albums Dated August 28th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 23, 2021

an abysmal 60K EAUs

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-27-21 – 9-2-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 23, 2021

clever, clever

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-20-21 – 8-26-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 20, 2021

romantic Americana meets singer songwriter confessional mid-life crisis

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-20-21 -8-26-2, Lorde’s “Solar Power” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 20, 2021

Summer’s almost gone…

Frank Sinatra’s “My Way” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2021

the discovery of French ballads

Every Madonna Album Reviewed And Graded

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2021

felt and performed with all her rebel heart

The Bay City Rollers “Voxx” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2021

a real band and failed artists though not failed rockers

The New Prince Bombed (Because It Sucked)

By Iman Lababedi | August 17, 2021

People gave up on a bad album

US Top 10 Albums Dated August 21st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2021

surprised Billie remains on top

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-13-21 – 8-19-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2021

complete infatuation

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-20-21 – 8-26-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 15, 2021

especially welcome

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-13-21 – 8-19-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 13, 2021

best Stones steal EVER

Brief Encounters: New Album Release 8-6-21 – 8-12-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2021

an unwavering collection of great doo wop

US Top 10 Albums Dated August 14th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 9, 2021

the teens rule the charts

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-13-21 – 8-19-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 8, 2021

a late career resurrection that continues apace

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 8-6-21 – 8-12-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2021

amongst the greatest work of his entire career

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 8-6-21 – 8-12-21, Aventura and Bad Bunny’s “Volvi” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2021

If you don’t like Bad Bunny, this is a good place to start.

Best Of 2021: Albums In Order Of Preference Through July 31st

By Iman Lababedi | August 6, 2021

the not yet released Kanye West latest

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-6-21 – 8-12-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2021

indie rock of the first order

US Top 10 Albums Dated August 7th, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2021

on the wings of a Bieber

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-6-21 – 8-12-21

By Iman Lababedi | August 1, 2021

one song more than most people

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-30-21 – 8-5-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2021

an impeccable collection

The Earliest Bird: 7-30-21 – 8-5-21 Top Recorded Release, Billie Eilish’s “Happier Than Ever” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2021

Does Billie also have the twisties?

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

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2021

You show me an album with a song as great as “Pop’s Love Suicide and I’ll show you In Utero

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-23-21 – 7-29-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2021

no catharsis and only darkness visible on an industrial rock hybrid

US Top 10 Albums Dated July 31st, 2021

By Iman Lababedi | July 26, 2021

the cut and paste Pop Smoke isn’t all that