Added on July 8, 2015
Arthur Russell , ben lee , FFS , franz rerdinand , hudson mohawke , institute , Jenny Hval , meek mill , Muse , Sparks , sun kill moon , The Fall , vince staples
By Scott Creney So if Robert Christgau—who pretty much invented this format—is the Dean of Rock Critics, then what does that make me? The Mujahideen of Rock Critics? The Paula Deen of Rock Critics? The Jan & Dean? Whatever. Here’s some stuff that came out in June. I’m not going to bother embedding pictures and […]
Added on December 22, 2013
Arthur Russell , best of 2013 , Blanche Blanche Blanche , Body/Head , Coco Rosie , Colin Stetson , Deerhunter , Dirty Beaches , Dot Wiggin Band , Filthy Huns , haim , Happy Jawbone Family Band , Holograms , Hookworms , John Grant , Kanye West , karen green , King Krule , Laurel Halo , Lorde , M.I.A. , my dick , Pere Ubu , Rachel Kushner , Run the Jewels , Savages , Sky Ferreira , steve gunn , The Knife , The New Sound Of Numbers , Ty Segall , Willis Earl Beal
Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
Added on December 8, 2013
Arthur Russell , Captain Beefheart , Clap Your Hands Say Yeah! , Dot Wiggin Band , Jackson Pollack , Jens Lekman , Perfect Pussy , Richard Marx , Scott Creney , The Shaggs
I’m pleased to say that Ready! Get! Go! is nothing less than brilliant, a wonderful album from start to finish. A record that can stand beside The Shaggs, and in places even goes beyond it.
Added on July 12, 2012
Allen Toussaint , Annette Poindexter , Arthur Russell , Baby Huey , Beach House , Bee Gees , best of 2012 , Chromatics , Conrad Schnitzler , Curtis Mayfield , diplo , Dirty Projectors , Duke Ellington , Eccentric Soul , Edwyn Collins , El-P , Ethiopiques , Funkadelic , George Clinton , Hot Chip , Hugh Mundell , Julia Holter , Just-Ice , Killer Mike , Laurel Halo , Lee Dorsey , M.I.A. , Mantronix , Mulatu Astatqé , Nite Jewel , Pitchfork , Santigold , Sharon Van Etten , Tamsin Chapman , The Magnetic Fields , The Zombies , Twin Shadow , Wallace Wylie
2012. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a shit year in terms of my personal life.
Added on March 24, 2011
Arthur Russell , ATV , Commercial Zone , Debbie Harry , Family Fodder , New Age Steppers , Post Punk Progressive Party , post-punk , Robert Wyatt , Swell Maps , The Door And The Window , The Raincoats , The Red Crayola , The Slits , This Heat , Twelve Cubic Feet
You can hear elements of everyone that mattered … Swell Maps, New Age Steppers, This Heat, The Door And The Window, ATV, Twelve Cubic Feet, Robert Wyatt, The Raincoats, Arthur Russell, The Slits …
Added on September 16, 2010
Arthur Russell , Bjork , Careless Talk Costs Lives , Laurie Anderson , Otouto , The Blow , Young Marble Giants
Folk over here (notably themselves) compare this Melbourne trio’s delicate and intelligent dance music to Bjork, Young Marble Giants, Arthur Russell and Laurie Anderson… but I don’t really hear any of that. The oblique and faintly awkward grooves, the summery feel of the constantly changing percussion, the minimal repetition, the constant throwback to insidiously vaguely […]