Born to Die
Born to Die

Lana Del Rey

Born to Die

January 30, 2012

Adult Alternative Pop/Rock

How far she's come. Back in 2012, she arrived atop a wave of hype with her hybrid, hip-hop alterna-pop before drastically switching styles to a throwback sound drenched in nostalgic, gilded American drama. Whether her debut was authentic or not, it's still her catchiest and most accessible. Aside from '10s classics like "Video Games" and "Summertime Sadness," "National Anthem" and "Radio" are but two of the most delectable goodies here. Album six arrives this month.

- Neil Z. Yeung

Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria
Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

Various Artists

Doing It in Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria

December 9, 2016

Disco

A heady, glamorous anthology of disco, funk, and R&B that emerged out of Nigeria in the '70s and '80s.

- Matt Collar