CURRENT: Thom Yorke “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry”

The last word anyone would use to describe present day Thom Yorke is angry. Annoyed? Yes. Paranoid. Sure. But he has definitely mellowed out sonically, as evidenced by everything from Radiohead’s brilliant In Rainbows to this year’s solo Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes. Thom Yorke’s recently released track from those Modern Boxes sessions, “Youwouldn’tlikemewhenI’mangry”, hits all the checkmarks of Yorke’s solo repertoire, with its skittering beat and Yorke’s […]

CURRENT: Miguel – “nwa” (feat. Kurupt)

After spending the majority of 2013-14 writing some incredible pop songs for Mariah Carey and Jessie Ware, Miguel released a three track EP this past week, proving he hasn’t given all his best ideas away. The opening cut, with its electric guitar riff and Miguel’s effortlessly cool falsetto, is a perfect reintroduction to the R&B […]

2014 IN REVIEW: TOP 100 TRACKS (100-51)

In 2014, we were wowed by amazing tracks from Perfume Genius to ScHoolboy Q, Perfect Pussy to Taylor Swift, The War on Drugs to Sun Kil Moon. What these tracks have in common is their ability to convey certain messages with startling clarity. While there were countless other worthy songs released these past 12 months, these are the hundred that best showcase the variety of […]

2014 IN REVIEW: BEST LIVE PERFORMANCES

http://vimeo.com/104357558 BEYONCÉ, MTV Video Music Awards When Beyoncé released her self-titled LP out of the blue late last year, it effectively ruined every year-end list. (D’Angelo, thanks for continuing that trend!) The visual album instantly became one of the most monumental moments in music this century, right up their with Radiohead’s pay-what-you-want strategy with In Rainbows. […]

2014 IN REVIEW: BEST NEW ARTISTS

Ex Hex WHILE EX HEX released their debut album in 2014, the members of the group are no strangers to the music scene. While Mary Timony and co. are all better known for works with other groups, their debut LP Rips wastes none of the listener’s time. Each track packs an enormous punch, with knee-buckling riffs […]