Be Here Now

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

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2021

a spiritual awakening without the god

Brief Encounters: Top Albums 1-15-21 – 1-21-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2021

I can’t get up, I won’t get up

Brief Encounters: New Albums 1-8-21 – 1-14-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 11, 2021

smudges his son Justin’s impeccable Americana

Brief Encounters: Top New Album Releases 1-1-21 – 1-7-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2021

absolutely magnificent

Brief Encounters: Top Album Releases 12-25-20 – 12-31-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 29, 2020

discharges the last remnants of pop music and finds its eternal faith

Brief Encounters: Top New Releases 12-18-20 – 12-24-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2020

Volume Two has a lot to prove and for the most part does so

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-11-20 – 12-17-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2020

James Blake on top

Brief Encounters: New Albums 12-4-20 – 12-10-12 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2020

Out of prison and in the charts

Be Here Now: New Albums 11-20-20 – 11-26-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 26, 2020

the guitar plots click in a magnificent way

Be Here Now: New Releases 11-13-20 – 11-19-20

By Iman Lababedi | November 19, 2020

Aussie hard rockers, you’ll love it

Be Here Now: New Albums 11-6-20 – 11-12-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2020

a triumph of originality and fun sounding sounds

Be Here Now: New Albums 10-30-20 – 11-5-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 5, 2020

blackmetalgaze

Be Here Now: New Album Releases 10-23-20 – 10-29-30 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2020

his never questioned songwriting skills have reached a height where nothing can get between us and him

Going Steady: New Singles 10-23-20 – 10-29-20

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2020

revelatory

Be Here Now: New Releases 10-9-20 – 10-15-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 15, 2020

long night, no kissing

Be Here Now: New Albums 10-2-20 – 10-7-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2020

Neil Young-y

Be Here Now: New Albums 9-25-20 – 10-1-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2020

dozens of new songs, for what was already one of the greatest albums of all time

Be Here Now: New Albums 9-18-19 -9-24-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2020

state of the art r&b

Be Here Now: New Albums 9-11-20 – 9-17-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 15, 2020

If ever an album is worth listening to in two different versions…

Be Here Now: New Albums 9-4-20 – 9-10-20

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2020

love is as fluid as genres as fluid as genders

Be Here Now: New Recordings 8-28-20 – 9-3-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 3, 2020

a masterpiece?

Be Here Now: New Albums 8-21-20 – 8-27-20

By Iman Lababedi | August 26, 2020

Bully is to indie rock what Big Thief is to indie folk: top of the class

Be Here Now: New Albums 8-14-20 – 8-20-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 18, 2020

this years Phoebe Bridgers

Be Here Now: New Albums 8-7-20 – 8-13-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 12, 2020

this surely is her mother fucking moment 

Be Here Now: New Albums 7-31-20 – 8-6-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2020

“2,4,6,8, will you take me on a date?”

The Early Bird: New Albums 7-31-20 – 8-6-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 31, 2020

New Wave meets power pop guitar piece

Be Here Now: New Albums 7-24-20 – 7-30-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 28, 2020

carrying the tradition of the songs you imagine Alan-a-Dale playing in Sherwood Forest

Be Here Now: New Albums 7-17-20 – 7-23-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2020

if you think rap should sound good

The Early Bird: New Albums 7-10-20 – 7-16-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 14, 2020

drugs and 808s and heartaches

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 7-10-20 – 7-16-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 10, 2020

“I got pain in my heart I told you a hundred times, but it’s money money money money money on my mind”

Be Here Now: New Album Releases 7-3-20 – 7-9-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2020

jumping onto tracks

Be Here Now: New Albums 6-29-20 – 7-2-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2020

tuneful and fleet footed

Be Here Now: 6-19-20 – 6-25-30 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2020

“I’m calling bullshit on the revolution…” he claims and the Tik Tok generation would get it

Be Here Now: New Albums 6-12-20 – 6-18-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 17, 2020

When I go for George I may well arrive here

Be Here Now: New Albums 6-5-20 – 6-11-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 9, 2020

defines what we listen

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-29-20 – 6-4-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2020

bedroom pop that breaks out of genre

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-22-20 – 5-28-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2020

His best since El Corazon

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-15-20 – 5-21-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2020

Contender for album of the year

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-8-20 – 5-14-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2020

closer to a mixtape sure, but a terrific one

Be Here Now: New Albums 5-1-20 – 5-7-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2020

only three songs in Spotify’s Top Ten

Be Here Now: New Albums 4-24-20 – 4-30-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2020

just about perfect

Be Here Now: New Albums 4-17-20 – 4-23-20

By Iman Lababedi | April 20, 2020

knowledge comes with death’s release

Be Here Now: New Albums 4-10-20 – 4-16-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 14, 2020

a minimalist and ambient sound that breaks out

Be Here Now: New Albums 4-3-20 – 4-9-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 6, 2020

kitchen sink fusion

Be Here Now: New Album Releases 3-27-20 – 4-2-20

By Iman Lababedi | March 30, 2020

40 minutes of musical and emotionally connected pearls of songs

Be Here Now: New Albums 3-20-20 – 3-26-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 23, 2020

these are anthems of pop restructuring, they play like musical truisms nthd

Be Here Now: New Albums 3-13-20 – 3-19-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2020

while Kanye embraces Jesus, Jay and Jay shout out Elijah Mohammed and the big A Himself

Be Here Now: New Albums 3-6-20 – 3-12-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2020

if you can’t kick your ex when he’s down, when can you?

Be Here Now: New Albums 2-28-20 – 3-5-19 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 4, 2020

a wide ranging Latin pop masterstroke

Be Here Now: New Albums 2-21-20 – 2-27-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 24, 2020

Best Coast: it could be heaven or it could be hell