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 Lee Adcock

The Worst in Music of 2015

The Worst in Music of 2015

The name “Viet Cong” So this year, we watched as a band named after an off-hand racist comment rose on the charts. They’ll no doubt crop up on bunches of more positive lists this month, even after colleges like Oberlin barred them from playing. Sang Nguyen, a writer at Impose and also a second-generation Vietnamese-American, […]

 Scott Creney

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: Aug 2015

Scott Creney’s Album Roundup: Aug 2015

  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 […]

 Mike Turner

2012 & the Abysmal Company You Kept

Dum Dum Girls had a massive year — the Coke Zero of the indie world. You know, same taste as the original formula but not as filling.

 Lucy

22 Songs I Loved in 2012 by Lucy Cage

Sparky, desperate, rough-edged, delirium-fuelled, defiant, shouty boy pop. There’s a place for it, you know.

 Wallace Wylie

22 of Wallace Wylie’s favourite songs of 2012 (most of which are actually from 2012) so far

2012. I’m not going to lie to you, it’s been a shit year in terms of my personal life.

 Scott Creney

Beach House – Bloom (Sub Pop)

After five listens, I’m still not sure this music even exists. It’s that ephemeral, a shimmery mirage that’s every bit as substantial, every bit as nourishing, and every bit as empty, as the image suggests.

 Wallace Wylie

The Weeknd – House Of Balloons / Thursday / Echoes Of Silence (XO)

Sex, drugs, more sex, more drugs, each song details another night of Bacchanalian excess with no redemption in sight. Are you ready to party?

 Scott Creney

Balam Acab – Wander/Wonder (Tri-Angle)

It’s the difference between internet porn and actual sex, between Beavis and Bolaño, amusement and art.

 Everett True

Mumrock

Forgot to buy Mother’s Day pressie? Never fear – we open at 10. Adele, Elbow, JoshTPearson, R’head, Iron & Wine, Low Anthem etc all in stock.

 Everett True

subtle use of statistics and juxtaposition to show why Arcade Fire sucks

Take a look at those plays. That’s an entire mountain range of shit music, right there.