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A Conversation with André Watts Mike Ragogna: André, a new box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection, was just released
DiN Machine's new release Opposites of Unity may not be everyone's cup of tea. I'll say that right off the bat. But. If you're interested in hearing a mix that's truly eclectic and challenges what you define music as, you owe yourself a trip to this audible art exhibit.
Overall it's a solid, meticulously crafted release but I can't shake the feeling that something's missing. Drake producer
Dan Lipton's new album "Breathing In," came across my desk, and I couldn't help but write a little about a modern day folk artist that has drawn inspiration from a lot of great folk storytellers.
When listening to several of the tracks, I definitely had flashbacks of listening to the OTEV songs from "Big Brother" or perhaps to Rockapella singing on "Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?" that give clues to solve a puzzle. #cannotbeunheard
"Everything is in your heart," coos these Scandinavians in A04 "If I Just Die". If I ran an art gallery, this is the kind
After a killer year of touring with bands like Hot Chip, this Germany-based group has proved themselves to be one of the next big things in electron music.
What about fans who wear sizes larger than a 3x who are seemingly shut out of the entire realm of tee shirt fandom? Should they just buy a CD and an embossed baseball cap?
Black life, Lamar argues, is haunted by the potential for disruption. Always lurking is the notion that a life building momentum may be suddenly and randomly derailed, cut short. His latest album is a distillation of this and a rebellion against it.
"If it's not broke, don't fix it": so the saying goes. This seems to have been the guiding principle behind Another Eternity, the second studio album from Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring.
What do you get when you put a Pulitzer prize-winning poet and a famous blues guitarist in the same room? Answer: expressive, heavy duty, industrial strength blues.
The genre of electronic music has vastly evolved since the early days of techno. It is no longer simply an underground phenomenon but now a trusted method of production spanning almost every style of music.
It's fair to say that, in our age of digitized apathy and carefully-curated online inertia, you can add singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello to that long line of creative polymaths who have not only injected vital energy into the culture but repeatedly spoken truth to power.
What better way to start an album such as this then with the voice of President Dwight Eisenhower honoring the seven men who were selected for the very first NASA project Mercury?
Stoney was about eighteen years old when he bravely took his first self-made record to a local music shop. This is where he first caught the bug. And, like most creative bugs, the bug did not go away.
The humble soar of Alt-J's harmonies, the pick and pluck of their eerie lyrics, their crashing synth and well-paired acoustic arpeggios are suited perfectly to the west coast in winter.
Though it may pull from the same inspiration pool as Earth to the Dandy Warhols, This Machine lacks that sweeping, barely-reined implausibility.
Until this weekend, when I saw the Dandy Warhols play at the Fillmore, I had a really hard time liking them.
Julian, we need to have a talk about your band's new album. I just don't understand what you're doing. The synths and new waviness, the extreme falsetto, the lack of guitar, and that bizarre, old timey song at the end of the record -- what's going on here?