CURRENT: Kurt Vile – “Life Like This”

No one would ever confuse Kurt Vile as being high-strung. So it’s pretty impressive that the second taste of one of the more anticipated fall releases (right next to you, Chromatics) of 2015 shows Vile even more relaxed than on “Pretty Pimpin’” or Wakin On A Pretty Daze. “Life” is anchored by a rolling piano section, […]

BEST OF … JULY 2015

After chronicling the best of 2015 so far last month, I’m back with a monthly recap for the hot-as-hell July we just endured. While the month may have lacked in quantity in terms of albums released, the quality of the month’s best is among the best of the year. As for the singles of July […]

CURRENT: Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin”

When I first began writing this blog, Kurt Vile was readying the release of one of the 2013’s best albums, Wakin on a Pretty Daze. Now, he’s returning two and a half years later with the hotly anticipated b’lieve i’m goin down. The new set is led by the recently released “Pretty Pimpin”, which finds the one […]

Quarterly Report: Best Tracks of 2013 (Part II)

Well, that was fast. 2013 is already halfway over, and we’ve already gotten enough new music to hold us over until 2015. While the first three months saw artists from My Bloody Valentine to Justin Timberlake releasing new music, these past three months have seen the likes of Savages, Daft Punk, Deerhunter, and Kanye West […]

LIST: 40 Albums for 2013

2013’s first five months have given us so much great music that it’s hard to believe that over half of the year remains. And while it is rather difficult to keep up with the surplus of fantastic albums released weekly, with the summer upon us, now’s the time to perhaps dive into those albums you […]

PLAYLIST: April 2013

For your convenience, here are the essential tracks and albums released in April. From the many high profile comebacks to the unearthed gems, they are all here. Songs and albums are in alphabetical order.  april 2013 (best songs) 1. MGMT, “Alien Days” 2. DJ Koze feat. Milosh, “Amygdala” 3. Daft Punk, “Get Lucky” 4. Kurt […]

RADAR: Upcoming April Releases

Three days into April, we’ve already heard the new albums from Kurt Vile and The Knife, as well as the first taste of Deerhunter’s first album since 2010’s fantastic Halcyon Digest. While the blizzard of new music has been fascinating, if not downright overwhelming, even more releases await us during these upcoming 26 days. Here’s a […]