Lydia Loveless

Sneak Feats Special: The Autumn 2020 New Album Releases

By Iman Lababedi | September 8, 2020

Lydia, one of the inventors of WAP in pop…

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, September 9th To 15th

By Alyson Camus | September 7, 2019

Prophets of Rage have two dates this week

Last Call: Final Songs Off New Album Releases 8-19-16 – 8-25-16

By Iman Lababedi | August 25, 2016

That’s some lyric writing she’s got there

Sneak Peaks: Upcoming Album Releases 8-19-16 – 8-25-16

By Iman Lababedi | August 13, 2016

Crap or great live, the Lydia album is a keeper

Best Songs Through June 30th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 1, 2014

380 songs make up my best of 2014 so far, but if I hear a better song than “Leave Your Love” this year it wil be a miracle, a torchy swoony dream of adoration and disassembled love which makes much more sense when now Smith has come out as a homosexual.

That Was The Week Of June 2nd, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2014

Old 97’s and Lydia Loveless failed to change the world on Tuesday, though they were both pretty good, still it ended up being the weekend of Governors Ball and with weather to dream for I dashed from one great gig to another and was sure the better for it. You gotta try it out next year, the only Festival you can grab the subway home from.

Old 97's And Lydia Loveless At Webster Hall, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 5, 2014

The talk dirty stuff is a bit of a dead end. The line here, the one that resonates and which she doesn’t sing on Tuesday night, is “I knew that I was crazy alone; now I’m just crazy for you.” So, yeah a crazy ex-girlfriend but only up to a certain place and then other influences kick in.

Best Songs Through May 31st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2014

At the top, that Mariah Carey Stevie wonder cop is brilliant and I hope it breaks the way “#beautiful” failed to, and what has already broken pop is two huge songs with Iggy Azalea. Both “Problems” and “Fancy” are summer hits for sure. Anything else? Chloe Howl EP is out but probably won’t make a dent till next month.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of June 2nd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 1, 2014

I am sick of writing about how great the new Old 97’s Most Messed Up is so I’ll tell you how great Lydia Loveless’ Somewhere Else is instead. Between the two, this is probably the greatest double of the year. It is like what we thought Kanye West and Kendrick Lemar were gonna do at MSG when kendrick forgot to show. This is so great it beats out Governors Ball for show of the week. Webster Hall on Tuesday June 3rd. It should be epic.

Must See: Pharrell Williams At the Apollo, June 3rd

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2014

I would miss most things to see Pharrell Williams at the Apollo, which is where he is playing on Tuesday June 3rd. And I would even if I was a lesser fan of GIRL, a great pop album, because you know that after Pharrell tours (he is setting up Europe for the summer) and plays the much larger Barclay Center (as he will later this year or next year), it will be a production number but the Apollo Theatre which be a much straighter production

Lydia Loveless's "Boy Crazy" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 12, 2014

The band grab the riff and repeat repeat repeat and the riff is like a melodic lick and then towards the end at the coda, one of the guitars peels itself off for a rock and roll, but not metal, not Hendrix, but rock guitar solo

10 Songs, Saturday, March 8th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 8, 2014

Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding – Her breakthrough song was “Lights” but this one made her the real deal, a brilliant hooting track and a study in excitation that turned a dance track into a modern anthem and if the beat was less house and more disco, so much the better – A

10 Songs, Friday, March 7th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 7, 2014

Lydia sings more about getting wet than just about anybody you can think of, interesting but a persona rather than a prescription for promiscuity by this 23 year old married woman. I guess she got tired of sucking and sucking and sucking. Whatever you wanna say about Phair, she wrote from experience – A

Old 97's A Must see? maybe…

By Iman Lababedi | March 6, 2014

“Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” is their best song since… wow since “Blame It On Gravity” and it promises that maybe they are really gonna come up with the goods this album plus, whatever the kick might be, the band are awesome live.

Lydia Loveless's "Somewhere Else" Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 5, 2014

The album feels like a real experience, it feels all of a piece and when heard as a piece it all works well, it all becomes the story of a misplaced romantic whose twang is so deep it will soon disappear and whose romantic disillusionment is worthy of early Elvis Costello

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Through February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

I decided to get smart and leave “Best Songs Of 2014” as an essentially list of faves by release date and add another list of just clear up the top ten, maybe top 20 by the end of the year songs in order of preference. Welcome to yet another list!

Best Albums Through February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2014

Burn Your Witness For No Fire – Angel Olsen – With her sophomore album, Angel redefines her singer songwriter loner folk Billy “Prince” Billy approved experimental classic songs for electronic full band and it works on nearly every track. High five.

Best Songs Through February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 28, 2014

A handful of real good singles by U2 (yes, really), Beck, Miranda Lambert, The Civil Wars, and some albums that really stink (hi Eric Church!) have a couple of good songs. Altogether 102 songs and listen to em all here:

rock nyc Top 10 Songs w-o 2-24-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 26, 2014

Three women have ruled February: Angel Olsen, Katy B and Lydia Loveless which, despite disappointment (relatively speaking) in Little Red is still a very strong effort. Lydia reminds me of Liz Phair, or do I mean Elvis Costello, on her immense and sprawling album of disastrous love affairs. Angel Olsen came of age.

That Was The Week Of February 17th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | February 25, 2014

The week belonged to two women, Angel Olsen and Lydia Loveless but on the charts Eric Church has a baffling success with the terrible The Outsider… even Rolling Stone only gave it four stars so you just know it sucked.

Be Here Now: Snapshot Reviews Of Today's Album Releases 2-18-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 18, 2014

these stories of love gone wrong are entirely astounding singer-songwriter country informed pop rock that gets under your skin on the first listen. My friend Mark Deming of Allmusic called it a contender for the album of the year. Well, definitely the week – A