Posts By Dean Van Nguyen

The Coathangers: The Devil You Know

The punk trio’s unfussy production and precise vocal harmonies are a testament to their well-earned longevity.

AJ Tracey: AJ Tracey

The debut from grime’s rising star is a mixed bag but still peppered with hits, inviting elements of dancehall, pop, trap, and garage to the same house party.

Luthorist: Hueco Mundo

The solo debut from one of the Dublin rap group NUXSENSE’s core emcees, backed by ghostly beats from producer Sivv, represents the clearest iteration of the group’s aesthetic yet.

Yhung T.O.: Trust Issues

SOB X RBE is already a compelling rap machine, a potential powerhouse in waiting. But this solo outing suggests that there’s plenty of life outside the group, too.

Homeboy Sandman & Edan: Humble Pi

The long-dormant rapper/producer Edan is coaxed out of hiding by Homeboy Sandman, one of rap’s most irreverent characters, for a short, playfully psychedelic album.

Georgia Anne Muldrow: Overload

The restless avant-garde soul singer is still reinventing rhythm and blues for the future, now more than ever on the most pop-focused album of her prolific career.

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz: Mona Lisa

Teaming up with a soulfully minded boom-bap producer, the Brooklyn rapper shapes a warmly nostalgic album around the core tenets of East Coast hip-hop.

Apollo Brown & Joell Ortiz: Mona Lisa

Teaming up with a soulfully minded boom-bap producer, the Brooklyn rapper shapes a warmly nostalgic album around the core tenets of East Coast hip-hop.