Best known for his explosive synths on emblematic singles like “Only” and “No Mercy,” renowned trap producer Vincent returns with a surprising new original. “Retrograde” is infectious immediately upon introduction, continuing with concentrated sonics for a more mellow trap result, tinged with trademark Vincent sounds. Following up “Her,” Vincent continues to display his versatility as …

A quick note: I wrote this column yesterday afternoon, before the passing of Shawty Lo. Shawty Lo’s death is obviously the most important thing that’s happened in rap this week, and he absolutely deserves a longer consideration. I might write one next week. In the meantime, please watch the “Gucci …

Ghost Gum’s The Past, The Future, Dwelling There Like Space is a beautifully-rendered debut, taking the promising fuzzy punk of their 2014 demos and delivering an album that stays true to that sound while expanding into more ambitious moody atmospherics. The Philadelphia band’s songs let air and light in while …

PLOT: Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), a koala bear/theatrical impresario, attempts to save his run-down theater by staging a singing competition featuring a Porcupine punk singer (Scarlett Johansson), a domestic pig (Reese Witherspoon) with a dozen kids, a tough-guy mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a shy elephant (Tori Kelly) and a thuggish gorilla …