albums of the week

‘Viva Las Vengeance’: Forgettable but fun

The album’s songs feel forgettable, but could become more impactful once Urie takes the album on tour. 

Orville Peck subverts country music conventions with “Bronco”

In this new “bro-country” movement, subversion is completely lost, which is why someone like Orville Peck, with the first two chapters of his latest album “Bronco,” is so important for this era of country music. 

Grace Conheady’s “Hello, Goodbye, and In Between” is an elegy for those in limbo

While you can just sit and let the instrumentals envelop you in a hazy fog of sound and be perfectly content with the album, focusing on the lyrics adds extra depth that is perfect background fodder for a good cry.

Culture’s albums of the week 4/27

This week’s local artist is the legendary drummer Steve Gadd!

Culture’s albums of the week 4/20

We're going to recommend great new albums you should listen to. Here's our first batch.