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Best Music of 2014: #10-6

Some years, music coalesces into a grander movement or reaches a watershed level of excellence, signifying general agreement that holy shit, this was a really great year. 2014 was not … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Messiah – D’Angelo and the Vanguard – album review

Let’s start with the obvious, people — something about D’Angelo’s music makes clothes just fall off of folks. Although his long-awaited third album is about far more than sex, you’ve … Continue reading

December 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

They Want My Soul – Spoon – album review

“What’s a soul, daddy?” my daughter asked quite unexpectedly one evening. She’s six years old, so I considered my options carefully before answering. The invisible essence of a living entity? … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ghost Stories – Coldplay – album review

It’s become impossible to underestimate Coldplay. That’s no longer hyperbole, just plain fact — and one that even the band themselves wishes weren’t true. They’ve released five consecutive multi-platinum albums, each … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Here and Nowhere Else – Cloud Nothings – album review

Here and Nowhere Else is a swift, brutal act of emotional transference — thirty minutes of rampant aggression that imparts distress upon the listener as surely as it provided catharsis … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Atlas – Real Estate – album review

Everything you need to know about Real Estate can be found in the first twelve minutes of Atlas, a three song sequence that reads like an ad in the personals: … Continue reading

March 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

St. Vincent – St. Vincent – album review

“Here’s my report from the edge” grits Annie Clark through blood red lips and perfect teeth, but as precarious as her announcement sounds, it’s an odd way to characterize the … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment