YEAR IN REVIEW: Top 100 Songs of 2013 [100-76]

(left to right) Daft Punk, Lorde, Justin Timberlake I’ve already shown you the best new artists and remixes of 2013, but now it is time to start the rollout of the 100 greatest songs of the past twelve months. A lot of extremely difficult decisions had to be made in editing this list down to […]

CURRENT: Neneh Cherry – “Blank Project”

  The case of Neneh Cherry is a curious one. Her debut album, 1989’s Raw Like Sushi, stunned critics, but since then the enigmatic singer has taken her time to craft follow-ups to that career defining set, most recently releasing a collaborative album with jazz collective The Thing on The Cherry Thing last year. Now the Swedish-born […]

CURRENT: Katy B – “Crying For No Reason”

In the lead up to Katy B’s forthcoming LP Little Red, due out in the first quarter of 2014, we’ve heard some of the best electro-pop tracks this side of Robyn, with Katy B picking up right where she left off on her thrilling 2012 EP Danger. She slows things down on this new single, “Crying For […]

CURRENT: Disclosure, Nile Rogers, Sam Smith & Jimmy Napes – “Together”

  What do you do for a follow-up to one of the most beloved electronica albums of the year? For Disclosure’s Guy and  Howard Lawrence, following up their phenomenal debut LP Settle apparently means releasing one-off singles that rival the best moments on the stellar long player. After the gargantuan “Apollo,” the brothers have once […]

CURRENT: Death Grips – “You might think he loves you for your money but I know what he really loves you for it’s your brand new leopard skin pillbox hat”

Yes, that’s the name of the opening track of Death Grips’ new album, released today out of the blue. Government Plates features 10 new tracks, including the previously released “Birds.” The opener sets the mood for an audial assault unlike anything else you’ll hear this year. And it’s beautiful. Download Government Plates here.

CURRENT: Cassie – “Indo”

Solange has in recent years branched out from underneath her big sister’s legendary status and carved out a niche for herself in indie’s blossoming R&B scene. Her True EP last year was the clearest signal yet of Solange’s musical talents, and she’s exceeded that with this new track from Cassie off Solange’s Saint Records compilation album, Saint Heron. […]

CURRENT: Raum – “Blood Moon”

Raum is the musical collaboration between Grouper’s Liz Harris and multi-instrumentalist Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and for anyone familiar with Grouper’s two outstanding LPs, Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill and The Man Who Died In His Boat, it’s a remarkably progressive sound in relation to the organic and reflective tones of her solo LPs. For nearly six minutes, […]