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The aptly titled record turns hard left, further opening the group's sound and varying its time signatures while expanding its sonic palette.

Album review: Explosions in the Sky's 'The Wilderness'

March 30th, 2016

The aptly titled record turns hard left, further opening the group's sound and varying its time signatures while expanding its sonic palette.

  • Music

    The band’s 10th record is meant to reassure with a familiar, mid-’90s scruffiness.

  • Music

    An editor would have been beneficial.

  • Music

    Fifth studio album is simpler but sleepier and less resonant.

  • Music

    The hip-hop legends still bring the noise, but not without misfires and repeating itself.

  • Music

    The group’s second go-around has been nothing short of incendiary.

  • Music

    When Miguel opened for Drake at MGM Grand in November, he did it in rock-star mode. Now, he continues in that direction.

  • Music

    Conor Oberst & Co. have been storing up plenty of anger.

  • Music

    Reviewing Major Lazer, Galantis and Giorgio Moroder.

  • Music

    She still wails like a jilted banshee left stranded on the moors.

  • Music

    The album is aggressive, cohesive and surprisingly meaningful.

  • Music

    A breath of fresh air: Forever vaults Alesso far above his peers.

  • Music

    The English DJ/producer's latest is a fascinating, moving journey enhanced by headphones and solitude.

  • Music

    Zedd's ambition doesn't quite equal his execution on the new release.

  • Music

    The band has definitely risen again with its first album in 18 years.

  • Music

    It's a vast improvement from Flamingo.

  • Music

    Arguably this year's hottest new artist, Shamir shows he's worthy of the buzz with Ratchet.

  • Music

    The British trio's latest is a plodding, derivative exercise in empty rage that blatantly mines from its 1997 smash The Fat of the Land.

  • Music

    The album is the band's first without producer/multi-instrumentalist Chris Walla.

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