Man, what a crazy goddamned year. Not the music, the music was great.
There’s one song that stands out more than any other for its depiction of cruelty, for its story about the forced labor of children
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.
Night Time, My Time is fantastic. A lifetime of bad ideas that turns into good ideas in the context of music. I like the new M.I.A. album. I respect the new Laurel Halo album. I’m falling in love with the new Sky Ferreira album.
The string and vocal arrangements bring to mind Disney at its sweetest, or Van Dyke Parks at his straightest.
This is the most disappointing record I’ve heard all year. It hurts. Ken Kesey was right. Never trust a prankster.
Laurel Halo makes my heart go pitter-pat.
100 Greatest Songs Of All Time If You Spent Your Childhood Moving Around the US Without Anything To Guide You Except For The Radio
By Scott Creney
Play Life Cycle Of A Massive Star every morning for a week. If it doesn’t change the way you see the world, play it again. If after a month you haven’t gotten any results, accept that you are a corpse that someone forgot to bury.