Brief Encounters

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-8-21 – 10-14-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 11, 2021

reflexively simple on the surface so you can’t miss the song of the song

Brief Encounters: New Albums 10-1-21 – 10-7-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2021

beautiful sung and energetic sad song

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-24-21 – 9-30-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2021

an 80s style beauty

Brief Encounters: New Albums 9-17-21 – 9-23-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 20, 2021

starts with a bang and gets slowly darker and darker

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?

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

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2021

from doubt to deliverance

Brief Encounters: New Albums 8-20-21 – 8-26-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 26, 2021

left off blackgaze for a fuller and more beautiful sound

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 16, 2021

complete infatuation

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

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 4, 2021

indie rock of the first order

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

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-16-21 – 7-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2021

a huge loss

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 7-9-21 – 7-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2021

rap for art’s sake

Brief Encounters: New Albums 7-2-21 – 7-8-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2021

One of the best hip hop albums of the year

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 6-25-21 – 7-1-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 29, 2021

really gorgeous lover’s rock plus reggae bands

Brief Encounters: New Albums 6-18-21 – 6-24-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 23, 2021

“Brothers, why we fighting each other?”

Brief Encounters: New Albums 6-11-21 – 6-17-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2021

I am not a religious man but I can understand religion

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 6-4-21 – 6-10-21

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2021

pray towards Mecca between rehearsals

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-28-21 – 6-3-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2021

veers between post-punk and experimental art rock and math rock

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-21-21 – 5-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 26, 2021

One word, ten letters

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 5-14-21 – 5-20-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2021

on her way to legend status

Brief Encounters: New Albums 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2021

the equal of all but the best of his 90s material

Brief Encounters: New Albums 4-30-21 – 5-6-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2021

finds the pleasure points and presses them

Brief Encounters: Top New Albums 4-23-21 – 4-29-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 28, 2021

an excellent and let’s hope not final release

Brief Encounters: New Albums 4-16-21 – 4-22-18 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 21, 2021

hardcore meets hyperpop

Brief Encounters: Top New Albums 4-9-21 – 4-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2021

they are what youth in 2021 is

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 4-2-21 – 4-8-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 7, 2021

Pains Of meets Roger McGuinn meets Tom Petty meets Bob Dylan

Brief Encounters: New Albums 3-26-21 – 4-1-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2021

a month before Harvest dropped

Brief Encounters: New Albums 3-19-21 – 3-25-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2021

21 songs must be heard and memorable

Brief Encounters: New Albums 3-12-21 – 3-18-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2021

very dramatic Indie rock

Brief Encounters: New Album Releases 3-5-21 – 3-11-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 10, 2021

outrageously gifted pop star

Brief Encounters: New Recordings 2-26-21 – 3-4-21Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2021

reneges on god (the big oblivion) for sex (the little oblivion)

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

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

By Iman Lababedi | February 16, 2021

hard rock classicists

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

By Iman Lababedi | February 10, 2021

A contender for album of the year

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

Brief Encounters: New Albums 11-27-20 – 12-3-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2020

everything you need