Kendrick Lamar's good kid, a densely-layered, conceptually ambitious album, tells a story of redemption that grows deeper and more nuanced with each listen. He plays Roseland on Tues., Feb. 26.
Bio: J. Edward Keyes has been writing about music for nearly 15 years. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, Entertainment Weekly, eMusic, Pitchfork and MAGNET, as well as the 2006 edition of Da Capo’s Best Music Writing series. His favorite record of all-time is 16 Lovers Lane by the Go-Betweens.