Furtado falters with erratic, lengthy album

Nelly Furtado's newest effort sees the creative pop artist work with a new producer and new styles to mixed results.

The Killers overreach with stadium rock

On their fourth album, and first record in four years, the Killers' '80s-influenced stadium anthems sound overproduced and contrived.

Pulitzer Prize-winner falls short in ‘This Is How You Lose Her’

Junot Diaz's short story collection loses its way despite pockets of brilliance.

St. Vincent, Talking Heads collaboration less than the sum of its parts

Despite the musical presence of Talking Heads' David Byrne, St. Vincent's "Love This Giant?" only sporadically displays greatness.

Paul Anderson’s ‘The Master’ a masterwork in cinema

With two powerful lead performances, "The Master" is a haunting and beautiful film.

Bob Dylan’s ‘Tempest’ blows away expectations

Songwriting legend Bob Dylan's 35th album ousts the competition.

‘Francine’ fails to break through

Despite Oscar winner Melissa Leo's performance, "Francine" cannot overcome its many flaws.

‘The New Normal’ brings a laugh with its message

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy delivers a new type of comedy in his NBC sitcom "The New Normal."

Looking back at ‘Teen Mom’

Despite frequent criticism, "Teen Mom's" original mothers complete their journey with a dedicated fanbase.

Louiso’s “Hello I Must Be Going” does not go anywhere

"Hello" is essentially the movie version of HBO's TV drama "Girls", and shares many of the same flaws as its small screen counterpart.

The Vaccines: Vintage melodies from modern influences

On their second LP, The Vaccines continue to live up to hype, but don't surprise or surpass expectations.

Animal Collective explores new styles in latest album

While "Centipede Hz" has some tracks reminiscent of classic Animal Collective, the band's most recent album also shows new melodies.