Category Archives: Album Reviews

Matt Chylak’s Top 10 Albums of 2017

Here are ten albums from 2017 that created worlds of their own for me. Maybe they can do that for you too. Continue reading

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Review: Taylor Swift – Reputation

I’ve cycled through a lot in my first dozen listens of Taylor Swift’s reputation—incredulity, disappointment, confusion, elation, respect—but each time I press play, my brain locks onto the album’s ten-second mark wherein she audibly clears her throat. Continue reading

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Matt Chylak’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

I have been in love with music for more than two decades at this point, and it’s led me to believe in a few essential truths. Continue reading

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Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

I have to give Kanye West the benefit of the doubt. It’s taken me a long time to type that sentence. The first 6 weeks of 2016 have been an incredibly exciting and frustrating time to be a Yeezy fan… Continue reading

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Archived Review: Cassino – Kingprince

The avenue is at it again, with a mouth that swallows men, and it fills my words with smoke and broke amen’s. Continue reading

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Year In Review: 2015 Overlooked Albums

2015 has been an incredible year of music, with a number of high-profile records that I’ve spent a lot of time connecting with. They are not on this list. Continue reading

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First Impressions: Julien Baker – Sprained Ankle

Music like Julien Baker’s could save us all. I wanted to let that breathe for a second, because I can’t think of the last time I’ve felt someone… Continue reading

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Review: Ryan Adams – 1989

When he finds new ways to sonically and emotionally inhabit Taylor Swift’s songs, Ryan Adams turns 1989 from a thinkpiece into an actual album. Look, I was always going to at least LIKE this album. Ryan Adams has long been one of my … Continue reading

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2014 In Music (Part 3): Albums #5-1

For Part 1 (Albums 15-11), click here. For Part 2 (Albums 10-6), click here. As I get to writing about my five favorite albums of 2014, I remember heard a lot of people say that 2014 was a “bad” year … Continue reading

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2014 In Music (Part 2): Albums #10-6

I’m back to write about five more albums I loved this year (for Part 1, click here). I’ll get to writing in a bit, but first I thought it might be fun to break down my top 30 list a … Continue reading

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