Added on September 9, 2015
Beach House , Bourbonese Qualk , Chelsea Wolfe , Deafwish , Deradoorian , Destroyer , Dr Dre , Goldberg , Palehound , Pere Ubu , Royal Headache , Singers & Players , The Weeknd , Willis Earl Beal
Future music fans will look back on this era and wonder what our fucking problem was. By then all the derivative filler & trustfund-funded garbage clogging up our ears will have disappeared and only the great stuff will be left. There’s so much of it, an embarrassment of riches compared to, say, 1995, or […]
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 September 11, 2013
2013 , album review , Arctic Monkeys , Leonard Cohen , Nobody Knows , Scott Creney , The Adventures of Pete & Pete , Vampire Weekend , Willis Earl Beal , XL
Music to bury your parents to. Music to shake yourself to sleep to. Music to make a traffic jam seem poetic. Music to make you a better person. Music to make you the worst person you’ve ever been. Music to stalk children to. Music to save the world to.
Added on December 11, 2012
A.R. Kane , best of 2012 , Can , clams casino , Cleaners From Venus , Clinic , Cloud Nothings , coasting , Deerhoof , Dirty Three , Holly Herndon , Killer Mike , Laurel Halo , Laurie Spiegel , Micachu , Oh-Ok , Scott Creney , Sissy Spacek , Swans , Talk Normal , The Bastards of Fate , The Go-Betweens , The Lines , Willis Earl Beal
This is what it feels like to be alive in 2012 — connected to everything and more isolated than ever.
Added on December 6, 2012
Angel Haze , Azealia Banks , Bambino Koresh , best of 2012 , Boyz & Girl , Brianna Perry , Carsick Cars , Cats On Fire , Chain & The Gang , Chromatics , Dan Sartain , Dexys , Divorce , Easy Lover , Eleanor Friedberger , Everett True , Fever Fever , Glass Candy , Go Genre Everything , Grimes , Hissey Miyake , Iris DeMent , Joey Ramone , Julia Holter & Jib Kidder , Kate Nash , Katie Got Bandz , Lady Leshurr , Lee Ranaldo , Local Girls , Los Cripis , M. Ward , Manors , Mount Eerie , Nicki Minaj , Nude Beach , Plan B , Planningtorock , Primitive Calculators , Prinzhorn Dance School , Pussy Riot , Royal Headache , Sasha Go Hard , Savages , Shellshag , Shonen Knife , Sinead O'Connor , Skip Skip Benben , Sleigh Bells , Slug Guts , Street Eaters , Teen , Terrible Truths , The Babies , The Bastards of Fate , The Felines , The Maxines , The Pharmacy , The School , The Suicide Notes , The Twerps , Trailer Trash Tracys , Tunabunny , videoing , Willis Earl Beal , Woollen Kits
Last year was sensational for music. This year was even more sensational.
Added on June 25, 2012
Azealia Banks , best of 2012 , Catcall , coasting , Dan Sartain , Eleanor Friedberger , Green Thrift Grocery , Joey Ramone , Kate Nash , Nicki Minaj , Pussy Riot , Royal Headache , Shellshag , Sinead O'Connor , Skip Skip Benben , The Bastards of Fate , The Twerps , Trailer Trash Tracys , Tunabunny , Willis Earl Beal , Woollen Kits
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A little early, perhaps … but there’s always so much great music around the difficulty is documenting it all, giving it a fair shake. DISCLAIMER 1 This is a random list – influenced by the heat today, and the lecture I just gave in Creative Writing, and the fact my PhD thesis continues to loom, […]
Added on April 11, 2012
Bob Dylan , Cody Chesnutt , Elliott Smith , Grimes , Scott Creney , Sebadoh , The Head and the Heart , The Shins , Tom Waits , Wesley Willis , Willis Earl Beal
There’s a righteousness at the heart of these songs, a riveting freedom that makes Contemporary Indie — cute, smug, obvious, self-obsessed, eager to please — seem hilariously and stupidly irrelevant.