The Earliest Bird

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-14-21 – 5-20-21, Nicki Minaj’s “Beam Me Up, Scotty” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2021

I just single-handedly annihilated you know every rap bitch in da building

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 5-7-21-5-13-21 Madonna’s “Express Yourself” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2021

a timeless cheer of artistic freedom

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 4-30-21 – 5-6-2, DJ Khaled’s “Khaled Khaled” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2021

may God forgive him

The Earliest Bird: Top New Recorded Release 4-23-21 – 4-30-21 John Lennon’s “Plastic Ono Band (The Ultimate Collection)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2021

Lennon at the heat and heart

The Earliest Bird 4-16-21 – 4-22-21: Eric Church’s “Heart” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2021

If not Bruce, then who?

The Earliest Bird 4-9-21 – 4-15-21: Top New Recorded Release Taylor Swift’s “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2021

earlier world of teen angst and romance

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release 4-2-21 – 4 8-21 Demi Lovato’s “Dancing With The Devil…The Art Of Starting Over” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2021

a serious attempt at Pop-Art

The Earliest Bird 3-26-21 – 4-1-21 : serpentwithfeet’s “Deacon” reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2021

a creation of serendipity and miracle

The Earliest Bird 3-19-21 – 3-25-29: Lana Del Rey’s “Chemtrails Over The Country Club” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 19, 2021

she doesn’t get us off enough

The Earliest Bird: The Top new album 3-12-21 – 3-18-21, Rob Zombie’s “The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 12, 2021

the antidote to the nightmare we have been living in

The Earliest Bird 3-5-21 – 3-11-21: Drake’s “Scary Hour 2” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2021

in a minor key

The Earliest Bird 2-26-21 – 3-4-21: Julien Baker’s “Little Oblivions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2021

bad faith healers enthralled

The Earliest Bird: The Top Recording 2-19-21 – 2-25-21 The Hold Steady’s “Open Door Policy” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2021

losers, grifters… and me

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release 2-12-21 – 2-18-2, “Judas and the Black Messiah: The Inspired Album,” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2021

one remove from the Chicago streets it is bearing witness to

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release Of 2-5-21 – 2-11-21, Cardi B’s “Up” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2021

big bad pussy

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Release Of 1-29-21 – 2-4-21, Weezer’s “OK Human” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2021

thank your father

The Earliest Bird: To Recording 1-22-21 – 1-28-21 Billie Eilish and Rosalía’s “Lo Vas a Olvidar” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2021

a signpost up ahead for Latin pop crossover.

The Earliest Bird: The Top Release 1-15-21 – 1-21-20, Zayn’s “Nobody Is Listening,” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 15, 2021

a soundtrack to sorrow

The Earliest Bird: Top New Release 1-8-21 – 1-14-21 Kings Of Leon Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2021

from the opening finger picked lick they are surprisingly, shockingly, on top of their game

The Earliest Bird Top Release 12-25-20 – 12-31-20, Playboy Carti’s “Whole Lotta Red” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2020

at least runs in place

The Earliest Bird Top Release 12-18-20 – 12-24-20, Paul McCartney’s “McCartney III” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2020

an artistic statement about the power of loving your life

The Earliest Bird Top Release 12-11-20 – 12-17-20, Taylor Swift’s evermore Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2020

the two albums are “Blank Space Voice Memo” without a song half as good

The Earliest Bird Top Release 12-4-20 – 12-10-20 Shawn Mendes “Wonder” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2020

They would stand up better with a lighter hand

The Earliest Bird Top Release 11-27-20 – 12-3-20 Miley Cyrus’ “Plastic Heart”

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2020

a musical calliope of pop maneuvers from 40 years ago

The Earliest Bird: Top Release Steve Earle’s “Harlem River Blues”

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2020

a straight up no chaser take

The Earliest Bird: Top Release Foo Fighters “Shame Shame Shame” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2020

Shamefoo

The Earliest Bird: Top Release Shirley Bassey’s “I Owe It All To You” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2020

Bassey’s farewell is good enough, it doesn’t need to be more

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 30th, 2020, Ariana Grande’s “Positions” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2020

equals 69

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 23rd, 2020, Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2020

Classic rock is a dying artform and Bruce and the E Street Band can do it

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 16th, 2020, Stevie Wonder’s “Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate” and “Where Is Our Love Song” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2020

they are practically one song

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 9th, 2020, John Lennon’s ” Gimme Some Truth. The Ultimate Mixes” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2020

80IF

The Earliest Bird: Top Release October 2nd, 2020, BlackPink’s The Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 2, 2020

Come home, BTS, all is forgiven

The Earliest Bird: September 25th, 2020 Top Pick Of The Week Is Public Enemy’s “What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?”

By Iman Lababedi | September 25, 2020

playground taunts

The Earliest Bird: September 11th, 2020 Top Pick Of The Week Is Bruce Springsteen’s “Letter To You”

By Iman Lababedi | September 11, 2020

you’ll take what you can get

The Earliest Bird: September 4th, 2020 Top Pick Of The Week Is SZA’s “Hit Different”

By Iman Lababedi | September 4, 2020

she was born to express confusion

The Earliest Bird: August 28th, 2020 Top Pick Of The Week Is Katy Perry’s “Smile”

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2020

Impeccable

The Earliest Bird: August 14th’s Top Pick Is Gloria Estefan’s BRAZIL305

By Iman Lababedi | August 14, 2020

The ballads work, the upbeat salsa works, everything here is exceptional