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Kevin Jackson
Brandi Carlile's latest album shows the singer's keen awareness of the radical nature of tenderness.
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Sarah Vincent
“Montero” can offer new perspectives into the realities of Black queerness; for some, including some Catholics, it might even give a voice to their own experiences.
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Mary Grace Mangano
On their last two albums, the Killers continue to circle around faith and eventually grasp it—if not in completely solid form.
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Elyse Durham
In “Laysongs,” mandolinist Chris Thile lays theatrics and sea captains aside and sings simply and honestly about his struggle to believe.
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Matthew Zurcher
Like it or not, Kanye is our Wagner—a master architect of pure spectacle and a man whose unhinged brilliance confronts us all.
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James T. KeaneJoe Hoover, S.J.
Did the singer-songwriter era come about specifically to fill a demand by retreat directors for a poignant soundtrack to accompany the spiritual epiphanies of 16-year-olds?