Browse through the latest album reviews by Newsday's music critic, Glenn Gamboa.
"Wilderness" by Snow Patrol
The "Chasing Cars" band returns after seven years to chase the meaning of life on "Wilderness." Read our review.
"Love Is Dead" by Chvrches
Chvrches finds the right mix between its synth-pop sound and its lyrical fury on "Love Is Dead." Read our review.
"Electric Light" by James Bay
With "Electric Light," James Bay re-introduces himself as a forward-thinking artist with plenty to say. Read our review.
"Tell Me How You Really Feel" by Courtney Barnett
Courtney Barnett masters melancholy moderation and wields it well on "Tell Me How You Really Feel." Read our review.
"Voicenotes" by Charlie Puth
Charlie Puth proves himself to be the real deal on his second album "Voicenotes." Read our review.
"Tranquility Base" by Arctic Monkeys
"Tranquility Base" is a stunningly ambitious concept album of sci-fi soul from the unpredictable mind of Alex Turner. Read our review.
"Be More Kind" by Frank Turner
Frank Turner takes an unusual stance on his new album "Be More Kind." Read our review.
"Good Thing" by Leon Bridges
Leon Bridges' search for himself yields eclectic results. Read our review.
“Graffiti U” by Keith Urban
Keith Urban's "Graffiti U" pushes country's boundaries again, but keeps his own intact. Read our review.
"Port Saint Joe" by The Brothers Osbourne
"Port Saint Joe" may be only The Brothers Osborne's second album, but T.J. and John Osborne have already established a country sound all their own. Read our review.
"44/876" by Sting & Shaggy
Sting and Shaggy have found a special connection on "44/876," one that could blossom into something bigger in time. Read our review.
"Twerp Verse" by Speedy Ortiz
Speedy Ortiz is finding the sweetness in these dark times, or maybe the other way around, on "Twerp Verse." Read our review.
"Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John" by Juliana Hatfield
Juliana Hatfield's new album, "Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John," is a loving tribute to one of pop's under-appreciated pioneers. Read our review.
"Rearview Town" by Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean is forging ahead with his quest to put more rock in country on "Rearview Town." Read our review.
"The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" by Wye Oak
Wye Oak manages to create a sonic world all its own on "The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs." Read our review.
"Revamp and Restoration" by Various Artists
Artists such as Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus take inspiration from Elton John and Bernie Taupin's amazing catalog on "Revamp and Restoration." Read our review.
"Expectations" by Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley Kiyoko's debut album, "Expectations," uses upbeat pop music to help speak her mind. Read our review.
"Staying at Tamara's" by George Ezra
George Ezra lets his eclectic influences broaden his already expansive rock horizons on "Staying at Tamara's." Read our review.
"Combat Sports" by The Vaccines
The Vaccines' fourth album, "Combat Sports," allows the band to rediscover their artistic flame (and their guitars!). Read our review.
"Boarding House Reach" by Jack White
On "Boarding House Reach," Jack White creates wildly ambitious rock that works almost every time. Read our review.
Stone Temple Pilots self-titled album
The Stone Temple Pilots get a smooth restart on their newest album, a little too smooth. Read our review.
"I'll Be Your Girl" by The Decemberists
On "I'll Be Your Girl," The Decemberists struggle with their old sound while embracing a new one. Read our review.
"American Utopia" by David Byrne
On David Byrne's first solo album since 2004, he provides a hopeful but honest look at the state of the nation. Read our review.
"Tearing at the Seams" by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats are growing into the best band of vintage soul-rockers around with "Tearing at the Seams." Read our review.
"Record" by Tracey Thorn
Tracey Thorn is ushering in the era of "feminist bangers" with precision and joy on her new album, "Record." Read our review.
"All Nerve" by The Breeders
The Breeders' latest studio album, "All Nerve" reunites the classic lineup. Read our review.
"41" by Reggie and the Full Effect
On "41," Reggie and the Full Effect build a fascinating world beyond his emo stronghold. Read our review.
"Nation of Two" by Vance Joy
On "Nation of Two," Vance Joy has gone deeper and broader, making singalongs that sound even bigger, ready for the stadiums he played as Taylor Swift's opener. Read our review.
"Landfall" by Laurie Anderson
Nearly everyone who lived through superstorm Sandy in 2012 has a story to tell about it and Laurie Anderson enlisted the Kronos Quartet to help tell hers. Read our review.
"Sir" by Fischerspooner
Fischerspooner's "Sir" brings synth pop studded with Fire Island imagery, personal politics and high-end collaborators. Read our review.
"Crooked Shadows" by Dashboard Confessional
Dashboard Confessional's "Crooked Shadows" is the band's newest album, its first since 2009. Read our review.
“Always Ascending" by Franz Ferdinand
Franz Ferdinand's new album, "Always Ascending," its first in five years, is practically bursting with new ideas. Read our review.
"The Time Is Now" by Craig David
Craig David returns with a whole new generation of dance rhythms on "The Time Is Now." Read our review.
"Blood" by Rhye
Rhye's latest R&B album, "Blood," strips away the layers and keeps the bedroom soul raw. Read our review.
Dream Wife's self-titled album
The British punk trio craft their own powerful dream on their first album. Read our review.
"Here Come the Runts" by Awolnation
"Here Come the Runts" is Awolnation's third studio album. Read our review.
"Mania" by Fall Out Boy
With "Mania," Fall Out Boy is expanding its rock horizons without losing its pop-punk essence. Read our review.
"The Official Body" by Shopping
Shopping, the crafty post-punk trio from London, offers a heady mix of brainy lyrics and booty-shaking bass on "The Official Body." Read our review.
"Camila" by Camilla Cabello
The former Fifth Harmony singer makes a surprisingly powerful solo debut with "Camila." Read our review.
"Encore" by Anderson East
On "Encore," Anderson East takes the country spotlight for himself. Read our review.
"How to Solve Our Human Problems, Part 1" by Belle & Sebastian'
Belle and Sebastian's "How to Solve Our Human Problems, Part 1" kicks off the Scottish band's three-EP project. Read our review.
"Pop 2" by Charli XCX
With "Pop 2," Charli XCX is building her own version of pop music's future. Read our review.
"The Beautiful & Damned" by G-Eazy
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 "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 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 "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
"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 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 "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 around her on "The Architect." Read our review.
"Reputation" by Taylor Swift
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 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 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 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 his 11th studio album, "Texoma Shore." Read our review.
"Meaning of Life" by Kelly Clarkson
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 "Pacific Daydream" album crafts a new generation of beach-inspired rock classics. Read our review.
"Flicker by Niall Horan
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
"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, "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 "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 "As You Were" is the liveliest he has been in years. Read our review.
"Take Me Apart" by Kelela
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 as a singer-songwriter on "Younger Now." Read our review.
"Now" by Shania Twain
Shania Twain first album in 15 years, "Now," is designed to impress us much. Read our review.
"Wonderful Wonderful" by The Killers
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 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 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, muscular rap-metal collection that uses the supergroup's powers for good. Read our review.
"Rainbow" by Kesha
With "Rainbow," Kesha has found numerous causes to embrace and, more importantly, her own artistic voice. Read our review.
"Southern Blood" by Gregg Allman
"Southern Blood" is Gregg Allman's final farewell before his death in May 2017. Read our review.
"Sleep Well Beast" by The National
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 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, "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 "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 "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 "Not Dark Yet" is the sisters' first album together. Read our review.
"Painted Ruins" by Grizzly Bear
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
"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 "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, 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 "Everything Now" is overstuffed with ideas and musical styles by design. Read our review.
"Tremendous Sea of Love" by Passion Pit
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 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 on "What Do You Think About the Car?" Read our review.
"Something to Tell You" by Haim
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 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 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 in his new album, "Boo Boo." Read our review.
"Evolve" by Imagine Dragons
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.