The Weeknd’s Starboy: Review

If you’ve listened to pop radio stations in the last year, you might think that the only two songs on The Weeknd (given name Abel Tusfaye)’s previous album (Beauty Behind the Madness) were “Can’t Feel My Face” and “In the Night.” Since then, The Weeknd has separated into two entities: the new, pop Weeknd that sprouted from…

Bon Iver’s 22, A Million: Review

After a five-year hiatus since their last album—the Grammy-winning, self-titled Bon Iver—the Wisconsin-based “indie folk” band has returned for an album that is a departure in form, but a triumphant return, in impressionistic songwriting. 22, A Million features otherworldly production and synthesizers that may be off-putting to listeners expecting an album from 2011’s Bon Iver,…