New Reviews for May 24, 2024

ClancyEditor's choice
Atlantic / Fueled by Ramen Records
The Ohio super duo end their multi-album, metaphorical mythology with yet another genre-blurring collection.
- Neil Z. Yeung
Capitol / Polydor
The Modfather is in a mellow, reflective mood on this supple, playful album.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sunday Morning Put-OnEditor's choice
Loma Vista
The eclectic violinist goes all-in for jazz on this subtle, evocative exploration of the Great American Songbook.
- Mark Deming
Baby JEditor's choice
Drag City
Now available on physical formats, the Emmy-winning comedian takes a darker, long-form turn with a special chronicling addiction and rehab.
- Marcy Donelson
News of the Universe
Sub Pop
Shana Cleveland and her bandmates embrace maturity and musical growth on their engaging fifth album.
- Mark Deming
Frog in Boiling WaterEditor's choice
The band's despondently beautiful fourth album pairs songs about a world falling apart with seductive sonics and a little bit of hope.
- Heather Phares
Walking After DarkEditor's choice
Trouble in Mind
The double album from this psychedelic collective splits its time evenly between sleepless, observational, lyrical songs and free-floating jams.
- Fred Thomas
PlacentaEditor's choice
International Anthem
The Los Angeles-based producer and percussionist assembles a wonderful cast for a conceptual album centered on birth and parenthood.
- Thom Jurek
Diamond Dogs
AllMusic Staff Pick - May 24, 2024
May 24, 1974
Bowie disbanded his Spiders from Mars just before recording Diamond Dogs, released 50 years ago today. Despite the opportunity for reinvention, Bowie couldn't quite leave his spaceman persona behind, resulting in a push pull of his older sound and the tightly controlled albums that would follow. Personas and personnel aside, the album expands Bowie's continued inventiveness on the songs "Candidate," "Sweet Thing," and the instant classic "Rebel Rebel."
- Zac Johnson