Posts By Claire Lobenfeld

How to Dress Well: The Anteroom

Tom Krell’s latest album of ambient R&B club music feels both reverent and relevant, with icy textures and knotty lyrics that leave plenty to untangle.

Teyana Taylor: K.T.S.E.

Teyana Taylor and her tremendous voice are so deft at performing modernist soul with the genre’s forebears as her backdrop, and her album features some of the best Old Kanye beats heard this year.

Christina Aguilera: Liberation

The pop survivor shows off her powerhouse voice, dabbles in try-hard slang, and takes tentative steps toward creative rebirth on her first album since 2012.

City Girls: Period

Rappers JT and Yung Miami give the menstrual cycle top billing on a debut that showcases their synergy but doesn’t deliver the transgressive goods its title promises.

City Girls: Period

Rappers JT and Yung Miami give the menstrual cycle top billing on a debut that showcases their synergy but doesn’t deliver the transgressive goods its title promises.

Tink: Pain & Pleasure EP

Tink’s first release since leaving Timbaland’s label is a declaration of freedom that leans away from the personal touch of her best work.

Tink: Pain & Pleasure EP

Tink’s first release since leaving Timbaland’s label is a declaration of freedom that leans away from the personal touch of her best work.

Toni Braxton: Sex & Cigarettes

The queen of the coy R&B ballad returns for her first solo album in nearly a decade, making only a few concessions to contemporary trends.