Posts By Jonah Bromwich

Towkio: WWW.

On the Chicago rapper’s latest album, it’s hard to tell whether he is a talented guy who’s just not working hard or a hack with an extraordinary work ethic.

U.S. Girls: In a Poem Unlimited

Meg Remy is a narrative savant and her glorious, danceable new album is a righteous collection of razor-sharp songs, full of spit and fury, a high-water mark for political pop music.

American Pleasure Club: A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This

The band formerly known as Teen Suicide has a fresh outlook on life. Their new album might be the best thing frontman Sam Ray has made so far.

Audio Push: Cloud 909

The duo’s grab-bag approach continues on their third studio album, an 18-track marathon with more good than bad but little of substance.

Album Review: Ghostface Killah and Apollo Brown – The Brown Tape

An alternate version of Ghostface’s 2013 album 12 Reasons to Die, produced by Detroit’s Apollo Brown, features beats that suit the rapper’s strengths more closely.

Gucci Mane: El Gato: The Human Glacier

On his sixth album since re-starting his career post-jail, Gucci remains focused, funny, and at the top of his game.

N.E.R.D.: No_One Ever Really Dies

The new N.E.R.D. album is full of guests: Rihanna, Kendrick, Gucci, 3000, M.I.A., Wale, Ed Sheeran. They all help elevate an album that is occasionally ineffectual in its attempts at protest music.

Chief Keef: Dedication

Balancing his characteristic humor with newfound vulnerability, Keef’s latest is a worthy capstone to a prolific year in which the Chicago rapper has resurrected his reputation and career.