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Tag Archives: Pop

Beach House – 7

14-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Electro rock. Spacey and ethereal at times, trip hop like. Thoughts Reminds me of the electro rock blonde redhead was popular for like 10 years ago but with better songwriting. Revisiting this a month or two later, really haven’t found a lot to come back to. More Info […]

Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You

10-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Vintage jazz rock meets found sound DJ Thoughts Pretty good, forward thinking collage of lots of different sounds. The second record, klangwunder, was a bit more uneven and sporadic sounding. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Blanketship-Klangwunder-The-Sound-Of-Fun-Surrounds-You/release/2030041 Listen! Spotify Schema Info Blanketship – Klangwunder / The Sound Of Fun Surrounds You Description: […]

Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP

07-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Female pop singer fronting a band an indie adult contemporary band. Thoughts Good, poppy and catchy. Very ‘OK’ More Info https://www.discogs.com/Buzzy-Lee-Facepaint-EP/release/11925490 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP Description: Album Review of Buzzy Lee – Facepaint EP Written by: stan Rating: 3 out of 5 […]

Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is

06-Aug-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Future italio disco Thoughts This is good! I’ve generally been a fan of his productions but here he’s making Todd Terje’s nu-disco thing sexy and cool. More Info https://www.discogs.com/Lindstr%C3%B8m-Its-Alright-Between-Us-As-It-Is/release/11025485 Listen! Youtube Spotify Schema Info Lindstrøm – It’s Alright Between Us As It Is Description: Album Review of Lindstrøm […]

Various – Uneven Paths: Deviant Pop From Europe 1980-1991

26-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? A curiosity cabinet of sparse 80’s DIY-sounding pop. Styles range from folk to r&b and synth driven. Thoughts Inconsistent and dated at times but mostly good album. Interesting as it almost fills a gap in the music timeline as to how art-house was fully incorporated into pop. More […]

Blood Orange – Freetown Sound

15-Jun-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Modern pop / R&B. Has a soulful well traveled hip vibe to it that incorporates elements of 80s synth funk. Thoughts Why a 5? This album was there for me in the hottest loneliest summer. It inspires hope fear and honesty. I’ll love it til I […]

Nathaniel Merriweather,Lovage,Mike Patton,Jennifer Charles – Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By

13-Jun-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! Nathaniel Merriweather,Lovage,Mike Patton,Jennifer Charles – Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By What’s it sound like? The songs feature Dan The Automator’s signature hip hop with vocals from Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles (elysian fields) singing satirical love songs. Thoughts A curiosity from Dan the automator more than anything. It’s […]

The XX – XX

06-Jun-18

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening What’s it sound like? Precious trio that creates spacious but intimate indie rock Thoughts An incredible debut album for modern indie. Its very sparse but incredibly effective, somehow they’re able to sound both as expansive as a desert landscape and intimate as a dark cozy room. A technically […]

Let’s Eat Grandma – I, Gemini

18-May-18

★★★☆☆ = Good! What’s it sound like? Multi-instrument female fronted alt-pop Thoughts An impressive debut with varied instrumentation creating layers of textures that draws from the best of female alt-pop. The core is a dual harmony with an almost sprite like quality, Tegan and Sara kinda. There’s a darkness here akin to Grimes earlier stuffand […]

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

15-May-18

★★★★★ = Classic, essential listening What’s it sound like? Singer songwriter with pop sensibility and a strong backing band Thoughts An all around masterpiece: compositionally, lyrically, sonically. I like the mastering as the sparse instrumentation is brought forward in the mix, creating a distinct texture as if you could reach out and feel each of […]