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Anna-Lynne Williams

Anna-Lynne Williams is Identity Theory's music editor. She sings in the bands Trespassers William, Ormonde, and Lotte Kestner. She runs the record label Saint-Loup Records and lives in Seattle. Contact her at music@identitytheory.com.

Outstanding Musical Releases of 2016

James Blake The Colour in Anything

Musical artists softened the blow of a rough year by turning out some of the best releases of the decade so far.

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Interview with Songwriter Whitney Ballen (Falls)

Whitney Ballen

“I suppose I am really unaware of my writing process because I never really plan on writing anything, it just kind of happens.”

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Best Music of 2014

Damien Juardo Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son

Music has started to sound different. The idea of the album is on the chopping block as websites make playlists for us.

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Top Ten Albums of 2013

iron wine album cover 2013

The National’s Trouble Will Find Me tops Identity Theory’s 10 best albums of 2013.

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Identity and Authorship: An Interview with Songwriter Charles Frail

Charles Frail

“I think wooing a language is in some ways easier when it is not the language you grew up with. You can decide to learn it only through reading poetry or listening to songs. You can leave out the ugly parts.”

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Top Ten Albums of 2012

Beach House Bloom cover

Top albums for 2012 as selected by our music editor include releases from Sigur Ros, Beach House, Tame Impala, and more.

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Music Interview: Songwriter Mike Dumovich (Acres)

Mike Dumovich

“I like going to a show where everyone is into the music…Everyone’s on the same page for whatever, how long, twenty minutes. That feeling’s pretty cool.”

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Best Albums of 2011

In 2011 my listening didn’t have much to do with new music that was coming out. The only cds in my car were the works in progress of my friends which have not yet come out officially.

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Lykke Li’s “I Follow Rivers”: Song of the Month, January 2012

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Prey For Paralysis – Higher Brain

Brand new video debut from the new collaboration between Sadistik and Kristoff Krane. The album is now available for pre-order (with limited edition T-shirt packages as well) at both www.sadistikmusic.com and www.micheallarsen.com

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It’s not hard to love Bill Patton, whether he’s playing his own songs or someone else’s.

Bill Patton

Most of my favorite songs from the upcoming album by Bill Patton are originals, but the man has a way with covers that has revived my enthusiasm about artists playing each other’s songs.

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Black Tin Rocket: A New EP of Transmissionary Six Songs as Covered by Eef Barzelay

Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.

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An Interview with Seattle Hip Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik), on Films

Cody Foster Sadistik

“If I was an actor, I would only ever play villains.” – Cody Foster

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An Interview with Seattle Hip-Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik)

Sadistik

“For awhile I was like, ‘I’ll just make the most complicated thing that nobody else can do and then I’ll be the best.’ And now I’m kind of learning that sometimes the most difficult thing to make isn’t the best at all.”

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Best Albums of 2010

Our music editor’s picks for the best albums of 2010 include Damien Jurado and Sarah Jaffe.

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