Lily Moayeri

music journalist since 1992 | educator since 2004 | podcaster since 2020 | Iranian American since birth

The Best Albums of 2021: The Ballots

The ballots submitted by us critics for The A.V. Club‘s The 20 Best Albums of 2021 My personal ballot Check out The 20 Best Albums list here.

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

The 20 Best Albums of 2021

For The A.V. Club‘s The 20 Best Albums of 2021 write-ups on: Silk Sonic An Evening with Silk Sonic and Jungle Loving in Stereo Check out the whole list here. Check out … Continue reading

December 23, 2021 · Leave a comment

Tokimonsta: Oasis Nocturno (Young Art Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Tokimonsta Oasis Nocturno (Young Art Records) Listen to Oasis Nocturno.

March 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Nicolas Godin: Concrete and Glass (Because Music)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Nicolas Godin Concrete and Glass (Because Music) Watch the official video for “The Border.”

January 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Georgia: Seeking Thrills (Domino)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Georgia Seeking Thrills (Domino Recording Co) Watch the official video for “24 Hours.”

January 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Cigarettes After Sex: Cry (Partisan Records)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Cigarettes After Sex Cry (Partisan Records) Listen to Cry on Spotify.

October 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Mini Mansions: A Guy Walks Into A Bar… (Friction)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Mini Mansions A Guy Walks Into A Bar… (Friction Records) Watch the official video for “Hey Lover” featuring Alison Mosshart of The Kills.  

July 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

Alexis Taylor: Beautiful Thing (Domino)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Alexis Taylor Beautiful Thing (Domino Records) Watch the official video for the title track.

April 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Foster The People Sacred Hearts Club (Columbia Records) Watch a behind the scenes video of Foster the People getting ready for their tour.

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots

My top ten albums of 2016 in reverse alphabetical order for The A.V. Club: The Best Music of 2016: The Ballots Links to my 2016 writings about everyone on my list, … Continue reading

December 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Green Day, Lady Gaga, and more: Here’s what’s coming to record stores this October

Write-ups on Jagwar Ma‘s Every Now and Then and Empire of the Sun‘s Two Vines for The A.V. Club: Green Day, Lady Gaga, and more: Here’s what’s coming to record stores this October … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Michael Kiwanuka: Love & Hate (Interscope)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate (Interscope) Watch the video for “Black Man In A White World,” shot in my neighborhood.

July 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Bowie Reissues to Blink-182, Here’s What’s Coming to Record Stores and Streaming Services in July

Write up on Bright Light Bright Light‘s album, Choreography, for The A.V. Club: From Bowie Reissues to Blink-182, Here’s What’s Coming to Record Stores and Streaming Services in July Watch a performance of “All … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

From Paul Simon to Tegan And Sara, Here’s What’s Coming to Record Stores and Streaming Services in June

Write-up on Air‘s anthology, Twentyears, for The A.V. Club: From Paul Simon to Tegan And Sara, Here’s What’s Coming to Record Stores and Streaming Services in June Listen to “High Point,” a … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Bob Dylan Meet Ariana Grande: Here’s What’s Coming To Record Stores In May

Write-up on Richard Ashcroft‘s album, These People, for The A.V. Club: Bob Dylan meet Ariana Grande: Here’s what’s coming to record stores in May Watch the official video for “This Is How It … Continue reading

April 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Panic! At The Disco: Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Panic! At The Disco Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled By Ramen) Listen to a bunch of songs from the album via Panic!’s SoundCloud.

January 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Disclosure: Caracal (UMG)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: Disclosure Caracal (Universal Music Group) Listen to a mini-mix of Caracal via Disclosure’s YouTube channel.

September 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Vaccines: English Graffiti (Columbia)

Reviewed for The A.V. Club: The Vaccines English Graffiti (Columbia Records) Watch the official video for “Dream Lover.”

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

17 More Songs That Sound As Much (Or More) Alike Than Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” And Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down” (Part 2 Of 2)

Write-ups on One Direction vs The Who and The Police vs Rihanna for The A.V. Club: 17 More Songs That Sound As Much (Or More) Alike Than Sam Smith’s “Stay … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

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