The Earliest Bird

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-27-23 – 2-2-23, Rosalia’s “LLYLM”) Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 27, 2023

her best since “Milionària”

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-20-23 – 1-26-23, Hardy’s (featuring Morgan Wallen) “Red” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 20, 2023

it is so good it wins you over anyway

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

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-23-22 – 12-29-22 Ladbaby’s “Food Aid” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 23, 2022

a good charity but a crappy song

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 12-16-22 – 12-22-23 Barry Holdship And Half Of His Jesse Garon Band’s “Winter Wonderland”

By Iman Lababedi | December 16, 2022

it is perfect, cha-cha-cha

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

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

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-25-22 – 12-1-22, Jimi Hendrix And Zayn’s “Angel” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 25, 2022

I can’t see how it can be a hit but it sure deserves to be

The Earliest Bird: Top Recorded Release 11-18-22 – 11-24-22, Gucci Mane’s “Letter To Takeoff” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 18, 2022

sad lethargy, the trap beats drag the song to a near halt

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-11-22 – 11-17-22, Bruce Springsteen’s “Only The Strong Survive” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 11, 2022

There is a difference between describing a car accident during a rainy night and a heartbreak that feels like it effects the weather

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 11-4-22 – 11-10-22, Ryan Adam’s “Devolver” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2022

third tier rockers that didn’t make the cut the first time round

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-28-22 – 11-3-22, Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up – From Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 28, 2022

the “i need love” coda is very effective

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 10-21-22 – 10-27-22 Reviewed, Taylor Swift’s “Midnights (3am Edition)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 21, 2022

stories that happen when the witching hour has gone to bed

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release The 1975’s “Being Funny In A Foreign Language” 10-14-22 – 10-20-22 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 14, 2022

a pleasurable pure pop for now people

The Earliest Bird: The Top New recorded Release 10-7-22 – 10-13-22, Slade’s “Crackers: The Christmas Party Album” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 7, 2022

a jolt of nostalgia

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release, Titus Andronicus’s “The Will To Live”Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 30, 2022

not all of it is for everyone

The Earliest Bird; Top New Recorded Releases 9-23-22 – 9-29-30, “Use To Be The Playa” by Morris Day (featuring Snoop Dogg), Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 23, 2022

what happens when your gigolo is really lonely

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 9-16-22 – 9-22-22, Jessie Reyez’s “Yessie” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 16, 2022

sexual and romantic submission and domination

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 9-9-22 – 9-15-22, “I’m So Free: The 1971 RCA Demos” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 9, 2022

marginalized brilliance

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 9-2-22 – 9 -8-22, Yungblud’s Eponymous Third Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 2, 2022

casual sex with none of the pleasure

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 8-26-22 – 9-1-22, Altered Images “Mascara Streakz” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 26, 2022

a diverting exercise in nostalgia and newtalgia

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 8-19-22 – 8-25-22 Ryan Adam’s “FM” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 19, 2022

generic and unique, nostalgic and fresh

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 8-5-22 – 8-11-22, Eminem’s “Curtain Call 2” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | August 5, 2022

what happens to badass reprobates with no respect for anything

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-29-22 – 8-4-22, Beyonce’s “Renaissance” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 29, 2022

all very good with flashes of greatness

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-22-22 – 7-28-22. Titus Andronicus’s “We’re Coming Back” and “(I’m) Screwed” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 22, 2022

the greatest rock band of the 21st Century

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-15-22 – 7-21-22, Sam Huber And Garrison Hawk’s “Justice For All” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2022

the sad response to “what’s so funny about peace and love” with the drastic “where is the peace and love?”

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-8-22 – 7-14-22, “(Remember Me) I’m the One Who Loves You” by Watkins Family Hour, Fiona Apple Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 8, 2022

Fiona joins the duo on harmonies

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 7-1-22 – 7-7-22 Cardi B’s “Hot Shit”(feat. Ye & Lil Durk) Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2022

a true banger

The Earliest Bird, Top New Recorded Release 6-17-22 – 6-23-22: Drake’s “Honestly, Nevermind” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 17, 2022

a consistently intelligent and lovely electronic singer songwriter confessional

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 6-10-22 – 6-16-22, SZA “CTRL (Deluxe)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 10, 2022

too soon for marriage, too late for summer crushes

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 6-3-22 – 6-9-22, Post Malone’s “Twelve Carat Toothache”

By Iman Lababedi | June 3, 2022

an update on cultural addition by subtraction

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-27-22 – 6-2-22, Liam Gallagher’s “C’mon You Know” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2022

Liam will be 50 in September

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-20-22 – 5-26-22, Harry Style’s “Harry’s House” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 20, 2022

his sweetness bleeds over

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 5-13-22 – 5-19-22, Tomas Doncker’s “Born To Be” Video Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 13, 2022

He ain’t gonna do it…

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-6-22 – 5-12-22, Arcade Fire’s “WE” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 6, 2022

mentally it is worn out and emotionally it is shredded

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 4-27-22 – 5-5-22, Future’s “I DON’T LIKE YOU” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 29, 2022

about as high as he can get

The Earliest Bird: Top New Record Release 4-22-22 – 4-28-22, April Rose Gabrielli’s “Need A Break” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 22, 2022

she never ever composes one hook on a song where three will suffice

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recording 4-15-22 – 4-21-22, Morgan Whalen’s “Don’t Think Jesus” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 15, 2022

already jockeying for country song of the year

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 4-8-22 – 4-14-22, Jack White’s “Fear Of The Dawn” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 8, 2022

an experiment that doesn’t pay off

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release, 4-1-22 – 4-7-22, Harry Styles “As It Was” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2022

our only sane popstar is so insecure

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 3-25-22 – 3-31-22, Chance The Rapper’s “Child Of God” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 25, 2022

why would Chance want to drop a banger when it might wake his kid?

The Earliest Bird: Top Recorded Release 3-18-22 – 3-24-22, Arcade Fire’s “The Lightning I,II” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 18, 2022

business is business

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 3-11-22-3-17-22, Lil Durk’s “7220” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 11, 2022

If violence meets popularity is the name of the game, Lil Durk is the winner

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 3-4-22 – 3-10-22, Fireboy DML’s Remix Of “Peru” and Feature On Madonna’s “Frozen” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 4, 2022

This week has been good to him

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 2-25-22 – 3-3-22 Kanye West’s “Donda 2” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2022

his songs of break up and misery is another major work

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release, 2-18-22 – 2-24-22 April Rose Gabrielli’s “Bad Habit (Don’t Make Me Bad)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2022

April is a rock star rocking

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 2-11-22 – 2-17-22 Is Regina Bonelli’s “It’s Not My Cross To Bear” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2022

it doesn’t hurt that she is a titan of blues

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 2-4-22 – 2-10-22, Bright Eyes “Companion” Recordings

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2022

yet based around a teen dreaminess of depression

The Earliest Bird: Top New Record Release 1-28-22 – 2-3-22, “Burning Heart” By Dashboard Confessional Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 28, 2022

This would be bigger if his audience was fifteen year old boys and not 35 year old incels

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 1-21-22 – 1-27-22, John Mellencamp’s “Strictly One Eyed Jack” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 21, 2022

waiting to expire and yet it has its moments