Aïsha Devi's first album under her own name narrows the gap between woman and machine.
The collapse of Rich Gang is giving Rich Homie Quan a chance to shine, and he's taking it.
Synth and so much jazz
Telepathe is back after years in the shadows while Italian quintet Roots Magic walks memory lane.
Karin Krog and Future, though from different musical solar systems, show the power of the voice.
New dawn for Daughn
On "Carnation," noir country artist Daughn Gibson takes a different, if not entirely successful, tack.
Captain of all
French multi-instrumentalist Cécile Schott, or Colleen, sets aside "chamber pop" and records a beauty.
Some "new" old music by mail artist Daniele Ciullini revives fax-era Italy of the 1980s.
Ego and perseverance
Drake can be at once exasperating and exciting, but above all he's a consummate survivor.
A world of hurt
Björk's "Vulnicura" takes her back, for very personal reason, to the pathos of human relationships.
All for Niños
Nicolò Fortuni and Nico Vascellari, a.k.a. Niños du Brasil, gave 2014 a special edge.
Summers on Mars
Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic go sharkfin pastry while Venezuelan native Arca makes his own future.