Black Country, New Road: Live at Bush Hall review – magical resurgence by this odd little chamber orchestra | Black Country, New Road

The artwork for Live at Bush Hall.

Having already changed frontman once when they formed out of previous band Nervous Conditions, UK indie troupe Black Country, New Road have regrouped again after Isaac Wood left to focus on his mental health in […]

Sissoko/Segal/Parisien/Peirani: Les Égarés review – genre-hoppers stray towards surprise | Music

The artwork for Les Égarés.

When the light from one of the most ethereally spellbinding stars in the jazz firmament flickered out with the death of Wayne Shorter at 89 this month, the great improviser and composer left a multiplicity […]

‘FACE’ Album Review: Jimin Sets Himself Free

jimin face artwork

“The key point was freedom.” When Jimin sat down with Consequence to discuss his pre-release single, “Set Me Free Pt.2,” he shared this sentiment, one that also feels largely applicable to his new album, FACE, available […]

U2 Songs of Surrender review – all the anthems, but smaller | U2

The artwork for U2: Songs of Surrender

U2 have always dealt in grand gestures. No other rock artists from the world of post-punk chased megastardom with the same missionary zeal: they seldom made any bones about wanting to be the biggest band […]

Taylor Swift review – pop’s hardest-working star gives Eras tour her all | Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift on the opening night of the Eras tour.

By Friday afternoon, there was a new destination in Arizona: Swift City, population 70,000 fans in town for the first stop on Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, and designated by some of them on Google Maps […]

Review: Taylor Swift delivers master class in pop ambition

A woman plays the piano covered in grass onstage

GLENDALE, Ariz. —  Taylor Swift stood on stage at State Farm Stadium, lights bouncing off her bedazzled leotard, and absorbed the sound of the 70,000 or so fans in front of her. “I don’t know how […]

Yves Tumor: Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume … review – psych-fuelled invention | Music

The artwork for Praise a Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds).

The most prominent of Knoxville-raised Sean Bowie’s numerous noms de plume, Yves Tumor began as a murky sound collagist dwelling in the underbelly of electronic music’s avant-garde depths. Now they’re an extravagant bandleader inching towards […]

Review: Billy Joel, Stevie Nicks kick off tour at SoFi Stadium

Billy Joel performs with images of him flanking him.

Stevie Nicks slumped against a microphone stand, steadying herself with both sparkly gloved hands, and bowed her head for 10 or 12 seconds as the final chords of “Landslide” rang out through Inglewood’s SoFi Stadium […]

Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer and Shahzad Ismaily: Love in Exile review – a trio in striking harmony | Music

The artwork for Love in Exile.

Since her 2015 debut Bird Under Water, Pakistani American singer Arooj Aftab has honed the delicate cadence of her voice in increasingly minimal settings. On that album, she embellished yearning Urdu poetry with traditional instrumentation […]