Oftentimes, when I’m given a list of albums I could review, I’ll pick some names that I’ve never heard before. Now, in a legit music blog like Drowned In Sound, I have to pretend that I know something about the artist, and thus drudge up some “research” listening. But I figure, first impressions count when […]
We know – you’ve been watching the best-of lists crop up on your social media feeds with fists firmly clenched, teeth gnashing, curses rolling off your tongue. “Confound these posers!” you might cry. “Where’s Collapse Board?” Well, here we are, and here I am. (I suspect that Everett didn’t ask me for any pop songs, […]
Today, a slight deviation from the source. Today, a recommendation from a most trusted friend. Today, a slight test for you. Try listening to these four versions, without hearing who they’re by. Now tell me, which do you prefer? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU_2Ud9Q7Kk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j54Yk3xSYx4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BiTkdX0-I0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkpDDngb1Ew I ain’t sayin’ there’s a right or wrong way to answer this question. Stephen […]
This reminds me of Steve Gullick – and that will never make me unhappy.
Sure. Julia Holter does sound softened, magical, intimate. Beauty is saddened.
This is a tip-off from my pal Chuck, over at ace obscurist US reissue label Messthetics. Columbian psychedelic pop, he calls it. I’m not sure I see so much evidence of the psychedelic – she has herself down as ‘2-step/acousmatic/tape music/melodramatic popular song’, which seems to cover a handful of the bases. I don’t know. […]