Musical artists softened the blow of a rough year by turning out some of the best releases of the decade so far.
The dominant message is complicated by a series of stereotypical and challenging racial referents, gradually politicizing the song and giving it accumulated weight.
Music has started to sound different. The idea of the album is on the chopping block as websites make playlists for us.
Our music editor Anna-Lynne is in love with “Sea of Love” by The National so hard that she selected it to be our song of the month for November.
San Francisco singer-songwriter Dawn Oberg’s “Reconstruction” is our song of the month for August 2013.
Top albums for 2012 as selected by our music editor include releases from Sigur Ros, Beach House, Tame Impala, and more.
Damien Jurado’s “Working Titles” is the Identity Theory song of the month for February 2012. The track comes from his new album, Maraqopa. Watch the Seattle, Washington-based singer’s live performance above or listen on Soundcloud.
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.
Our song of the month for December is Sharon Van Etten’s “Serpents.”The tune is off her forthcoming (February 2012) album, Tramp.Listen to the track and/or download it on SoundCloud.Visit the artist at sharonvanetten.com.
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