The Early Bird

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-15-21 – 10-21-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2021

simultaneously self-effacing and egomaniacs

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-8-21 – 10-14-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 8, 2021

an even keel through neo-r&b with rap production values

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 10-1-21 – 10-7-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 1, 2021

it could be and has been worse

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 9-24-21 – 9-30-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2021

a fistfull of prime originals

The Earliest Bird: The Top New Recorded Release 9-24-21 – 9-30-21, The dB’s “Tell Me Two Times” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 24, 2021

tonal shifts that leave you feeling woozy

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 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 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

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

By Iman Lababedi | August 13, 2021

best Stones steal EVER

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

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2021

an impeccable collection

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-23-21 – 7-29-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 23, 2021

a unique r&b and pop and gospel cut and paste

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-16-21 – 7-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 16, 2021

a highlight of one long highlight

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-9-21 – 7-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 9, 2021

a beach boy

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 7-2-21 – 7-8-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 2, 2021

indie rock Americana

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 6-25-21 – 7-1-21

By Iman Lababedi | June 25, 2021

more pop less r&b mode

The Top New Recorded Releases 6-18-21 – 6-24-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2021

a beautifully sung, mood oriented sustained,  neo-R&B neo-classic

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 6-11-21 – 6-17-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 11, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers won’t be harassing him for a feature on one of his songs

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 6-4-21 – 6-10-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 4, 2021

sounds like Curtis could have written it

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-21-21 – 5-27-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 21, 2021

a Hitchcock blonde but not the ice queen Grace Kelly, the damaged Kim Novak

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-14-20 – 5-20-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 14, 2021

an ex-wife on one hand and an opportunist on the other

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-7-21 – 5-13-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 7, 2021

Coldplay meet Max Martin in a bid for the charts

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 4-30-21 – 5-6-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 30, 2021

a who’s who of Brit bluesmen and beyond to celebrate

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 4-23-21 – 4-29-21 Recorded

By Iman Lababedi | April 23, 2021

deep bass

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 4-16-21 – 4-22-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2021

a pop doo wop 50s style rocker

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 4-9-21 – 4-15-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2021

tidings of great joy no doubt

The Early Bird: The Top New Recordings Released 4-2-21 – 4-9-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | April 2, 2021

catchy and fun, and a little sad

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 3-26-21 – 4-1-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 26, 2021

tidings of great joy

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 3-5-21 – 3-11-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2021

an ultimate TV theme of a sitcom that doesn’t exist

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings 2-26-21 – 3-4-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2021

more than just historic purposes

The Early Bird: Top Recordings 2-19-21 – 2-25-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 19, 2021

nice middle

The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 2-12-21 – 2-18-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2021

Gig Young in the Twilight Zone

The Early Bird: The Top New Release Of 2-5-21 – 2-11-21

By Iman Lababedi | February 5, 2021

a series of huge hits, ballads, and bangers

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Released 1-29-21 – 2-4-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 29, 2021

standard issue hard rocking classicism

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Released 1-22-21 – 1-28-21 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 22, 2021

the chance to hear the best pop-punk band of all time, again

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings Reviewed 1-8-21 – 1-14-21

By Iman Lababedi | January 8, 2021

better than anything anyone but Harry has released

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings 12-25-20 – 12-31-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2020

fragile emotions

The Early Bird: Top New Recordings 12-18-20 – 12-24-12 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 18, 2020

it is Shady not Marshall Mathews

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 12-11-20 – 12-17-20

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2020

the song simply soars and sinks at the same time

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 12-4-20 – 12-10-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 4, 2020

everything is bigger in Texas when RZA shows up

The Early Bird: 11-27-20 – 12-3-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 27, 2020

the best drop the bass deep house sounds of the year

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 11-20-20 – 11-26-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 20, 2020

it’s what we’ve got

The Early Bird: New Releases 11-13-20 – 11-19-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 13, 2020

a whole lotta cool for sure

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 11-6-20 – 11-12-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2020

Cher Loves Joe

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-30-20 – 11-5-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 30, 2020

rollicking good time

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-23-20 – 10-29-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 23, 2020

hip hop inspired, r&b standard bearers

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-16-20 – 10-22-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 16, 2020

leap forward in sound

The Early Bird: Top New Releases 10-9-20 – 10-15-20 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2020

does a stupid sentiment make a bad song?