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Glenn Gamboa's latest album reviews

Browse through the latest album reviews by Newsday's music critic, Glenn Gamboa.

"The Beautiful & Damned" by G-Eazy

G-Eazy's fifth studio album,
Photo Credit: RCA Records

G-Eazy's fifth studio album, "The Beautiful & Damned," is sometimes stunning, sometimes uneven. Read our review.

"No_One Ever Really Dies" by N.E.R.D.

N.E.R.D.'s
Photo Credit: Columbia Records

N.E.R.D.'s "No_One Ever Really Dies" is a hip-hop return that is harder and tougher than ever. Read our review.

"What Makes You Country" by Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan makes country hit-making seem effortless on
Photo Credit: Capitol Records Nashville

Luke Bryan makes country hit-making seem effortless on his latest, "What Makes You Country." Read our review.

"Kimberly: The People I Used to Know" by K. Michelle

K. Michelle brings her no-holds-barred
Photo Credit: Atlantic Records

K. Michelle brings her no-holds-barred "Love & Hip Hop" reality-show background to her fourth album, "Kimberly: The People I Used to Know." Read our review.

"Songs of Experience" by U2

Photo Credit: AP / Interscope

"Songs of Experience" is U2's 14th studio album. Read our review.

"The Visitor" by Neil Young

Neil Young takes on current events with a
Photo Credit: Reprise

Neil Young takes on current events with a much more timeless approach on his latest, "The Visitor." Read our review.

"The Rest of Our Life" by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's
Photo Credit: Arista Nashville / Toby Lynn

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's "The Rest of Our Life" is the couple's first collaborative album. Read our review.

"The Architect" by Paloma Faith el

Paloma Faith sets her sights on the world
Photo Credit: Columbia

Paloma Faith sets her sights on the world around her on "The Architect." Read our review.

"Reputation" by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is distilling the current pop mainstream
Photo Credit: AP / Big Machine

Taylor Swift is distilling the current pop mainstream into her own artisan adult beverage on "Reputation." Read our review.

"What If Nothing" by Walk the Moon

Walk the Moon continues to help keep rock
Photo Credit: RCA

Walk the Moon continues to help keep rock alive on pop radio with their latest, "What If Nothing." Read our review.

"Rebirth of Soul" by Syleena Johnson

Syleena Johnson teams up with her dad and
Photo Credit: Shanachie

Syleena Johnson teams up with her dad and bridges generations through soul music on "Rebirth of Soul."Read our review.

"The Thrill of It All" by Sam Smith

Sam Smith makes sad, sophisticated soul music sound
Photo Credit: Capitol Records

Sam Smith makes sad, sophisticated soul music sound oh-so-good on "The Thrill of It All." Read our review.

"Texoma Shore" by Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton polishes up his down-home image on
Photo Credit: Warner Music Nashville

Blake Shelton polishes up his down-home image on his 11th studio album, "Texoma Shore." Read our review.

"Meaning of Life" by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson proves she can sing anything on
Photo Credit: Atlantic

Kelly Clarkson proves she can sing anything on her eighth studio album, "Meaning of Life." Read our review.

"Pacific Daydream" by Weezer

Weezer's new
Photo Credit: Atlantic

Weezer's new "Pacific Daydream" album crafts a new generation of beach-inspired rock classics. Read our review.

"Flicker by Niall Horan

Niall Horan's debut album,
Photo Credit: Capitol

Niall Horan's debut album, "Flicker," proves he was the most musically-grounded member of One Direction. Read our review.

"All American Made" by Margo Price

Photo Credit: Third Man

"All American Made" is Margo Price's second studio album solidifies her as one of country's brightest and boldest stars. Read our review.

"Beautiful Trauma" by Pink

Pink's seventh album,
Photo Credit: RCA

Pink's seventh album, "Beautiful Trauma," takes the confessional tone she has succeeded with in recent years and makes it her focus. Read our review.

"Colors" by Beck

With
Photo Credit: Capitol

With "Colors," Beck tries to follow his Grammy-winning album "Morning Phase" with something more brainy and joyful. Read our review.

"As You Were" by Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher, former Oasis frontman, solo debut
Photo Credit: Warner Bros.

Liam Gallagher, former Oasis frontman, solo debut "As You Were" is the liveliest he has been in years. Read our review.

"Take Me Apart" by Kelela

Kelela's debut album,
Photo Credit: Warp

Kelela's debut album, "Take Me Apart," offers an alluring take on traditional R&B. Read our review.

"Younger Now" by Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus embraces her country roots and blossoms
Photo Credit: RCA

Miley Cyrus embraces her country roots and blossoms as a singer-songwriter on "Younger Now." Read our review.

"Now" by Shania Twain

Shania Twain first album in 15 years,
Photo Credit: Mercury Nashville

Shania Twain first album in 15 years, "Now," is designed to impress us much. Read our review.

"Wonderful Wonderful" by The Killers

With
Photo Credit: Island

With "Wonderful Wonderful," The Killers can't seem to eclipse their earlier work. Read our review.

"Cities in Search of a Heart" by The Movielife

Long Island rockers The Movielife make a triumphant
Photo Credit: Rise

Long Island rockers The Movielife make a triumphant return with their first album since their breakup in 2003, "Cities in Search of a Heart." Read our review.

"Concrete and Gold" by Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters' go more artistically than they
Photo Credit: Roswell / RCA

The Foo Fighters' go more artistically than they have in years and succeed every time on "Concrete and Gold." Read our review.

Prophets of Rage's self-titled album

Prophets of Rage's self-titled album is a lean,
Photo Credit: Fantasy

Prophets of Rage's self-titled album is a lean, muscular rap-metal collection that uses the supergroup's powers for good. Read our review.

"Rainbow" by Kesha

With
Photo Credit: Kemosabe Records / RCA Records

With "Rainbow," Kesha has found numerous causes to embrace and, more importantly, her own artistic voice. Read our review.

"Southern Blood" by Gregg Allman

Photo Credit: Rounder

"Southern Blood" is Gregg Allman's final farewell before his death in May 2017. Read our review.

"Sleep Well Beast" by The National

On
Photo Credit: 4AD

On "Sleep Well Beast," The National steps away from the indie-rock anthems to tell more intimate stories. Read our review.

"The Echo of Pleasure" by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Indie rockers The Pains of Being Pure at
Photo Credit: Painbow

Indie rockers The Pains of Being Pure at Heart bare all their emotions again on "The Echo of Pleasure." Read our review.

"American Dream" by LCD Soundsystem

One listen to LCD Soundsystem's comeback album,
Photo Credit: Columbia/DFA Records

One listen to LCD Soundsystem's comeback album, "American Dream," makes it clear that they had to reunite because they had a whole lot to say. Read our review.

"Beast Epic" by Iron & Wine

Iron & Wine's
Photo Credit: Sub Pop

Iron & Wine's "Beast Epic" is full of complicated, poetic thoughts told in deceptively simple acoustic rock. Read our review.

"Villains" by Queens of the Stone Age

Queens of the Stone Age's
Photo Credit: Matador Records

Queens of the Stone Age's "Villains" is full of triumphant rock anthems packed with swagger and guitars. Read our review.

"Not Dark Yet" by Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer's
Photo Credit: Silver Cross / Thirty Tigers

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer's "Not Dark Yet" is the sisters' first album together. Read our review.

"Painted Ruins" by Grizzly Bear

On
Photo Credit: RCA

On "Painted Ruins," Grizzly Bear returns to a different indie-rock world with a harder-hitting sound. Read our review.

"Poor David's Almanack" by David Rawlings

Photo Credit: Acony

"Poor David's Almanack" allows David Rawlings to step into the Americana spotlight with his own style. Read our review.

"Dark Matter" by Randy Newman

Multiple Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winner Randy Newman's
Photo Credit: Nonesuch

Multiple Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winner Randy Newman's "Dark Matter" album is his first in nine years. Read our review.

Brett Eldredge's self-titled album

On his self-titled album, and fourth studio album,
Photo Credit: Atlantic

On his self-titled album, and fourth studio album, Brett Eldredge focuses on his voice and using it in different ways to suit an eclectic set of songs. Read our review.

"Everything Now" by Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire's
Photo Credit: Everything Now Records

Arcade Fire's "Everything Now" is overstuffed with ideas and musical styles by design. Read our review.

"Tremendous Sea of Love" by Passion Pit

Passion Pit's
Photo Credit: WishArt

Passion Pit's "Tremendous Sea of Love" is full of joyous dance-pop hits to signal a shift in focus. Read our review.

"Sacred Hearts Club" by Foster the People

Foster the People mixes catchy music with complicated
Photo Credit: Columbia

Foster the People mixes catchy music with complicated ideas on their third studio album, "Sacred Hearts Club." Read our review.

"What Do You Think About the Car?" by Declan McKenna

British teen Declan McKenna makes a stunning debut
Photo Credit: Columbia

British teen Declan McKenna makes a stunning debut on "What Do You Think About the Car?" Read our review.

"Something to Tell You" by Haim

Haim's new album,
Photo Credit: Columbia Records

Haim's new album, "Something to Tell You," cement the sisters' success. Read our review.

"Ego" by RAC

RAC, born Andre Allen Anjos, gets plenty of
Photo Credit: Counter

RAC, born Andre Allen Anjos, gets plenty of help on his new album, "Ego," starting with the 13 different singers. Read our review.

TLC's self-titled album

TLC's self-titled new album is the group's first
Photo Credit: 852 Musiq

TLC's self-titled new album is the group's first in 15 years and acts as a formal farewell to Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Read our review.

"Boo Boo" by Toro Y Moi

Toro Y Moi goes back to the future
Photo Credit: Carpark Records

Toro Y Moi goes back to the future in his new album, "Boo Boo." Read our review.

"Evolve" by Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons, after taking some time to regroup
Photo Credit: Interscope / Kidinakorner

Imagine Dragons, after taking some time to regroup with their last album "Smoke and Mirrors," blur the boundaries of rock and pop again on "Evolve." Read our review.

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