This year was all about emotions, bravery, and women's voice. Bring back your memories with this compilation of what was the best about music in 2017 - sincerity, openness, and reflexivity. (The songs' order is non-evaluative.)
Let's experiment with our emotions. Or let's get emotional about our experiments. This mixture of alternative music, rock, and musical otherness will bring you to an other dimension.
Delicate electronica meets acoustic sound. It's time for reflection, rest, relax, and a little bit of dancing.
Delicate, nostalgic, liberating, and a little emotionally painful. Music for your lonesome evenings.
Electronica with a delicate feel. Enjoy the danceable sonic subtlety.
Easy-listening playlist, which nicely accompanies an ending summer.
Soft, nostalgic, sorrowful, but warm songs fill this playlist consisting of songs by such artists like The National, The Accidentals, David Crosby, and Cloud Control.
Grizzly Bear came back after five years of break. While their previous LP, Shields, was a marvel full of imaginative and sophisticated compositions, Painted Ruins were expected to deliver pretty much the same. But let's be clear. It did not. Promotional singles were a prelude to what became a compilation of well executed, but watered-down, … Continue reading Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins
Modern folk turns dark and mysterious turning into the powerful, ominous, yet amusing rock, which invites you to get on a dancefloor and release the energy. Brought to you by an unobvious pairings of Randy Newman and Grizzly Bear, Queens of the Stone Age and Foster the People, and more.
Dark Matter proves that we don't longer listen to Randy Newman searching looking for good music, but solely for witty lyrics. And occasionally for a wonderful soundtrack. However, despite great stories, amusing wit, and undisputable charm, it lacks the overall magnificence of its predecessor. I was waiting on the edge of my seat for the first … Continue reading Randy Newman – Dark Matter
Tara Jane O'Neil's self-titled album is named add some music's album of the week.
Pure Comedy is a very long endeavour. And excellently executed one. Song after song, Father John Misty is creating an atmosphere of subtlety, intensity, but also monumentality with all of its beauty. This album, just like his previous ones, grows with every song, letting you sink in and enjoy its alluring melodies, charming tones, wonderful lyrics. This … Continue reading Album of the Week: Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
This is a journey through rock, electronica, acoustic thrill and folk sadness, which concludes with a metal's grand finale. Brought to you by Goldfrapp, British Sea Power, Mastodon, Julia Holter and many more.
Aimee Mann's Mental Illness is an album full of beautiful, lightly produced, intense and dark folk music. Its form of coherent atmosphere is full of charm, but also frightening. Just like its cover art.
This is where melancholy merges with strong statements, heartbreak with mellow musical collages, classics with modern sounds, rock with electronica and rap. This is where you find darkness, even sadness, yet peace and a potential for lightness. Kendrick Lamar, Gorillaz, Mount Eerie and more.
I've spent a lot of time playing GTA V this week. Its world is as fictitious as it can get, vivid, over-exaggerated, brutal, full of specific humor. Listening to Mount Eerie after such experience is a very rough, cold shower. A Crow Looked At Me brings you back to earth with soul-wrenching stories, menalcholic melodies, … Continue reading Album of the Week: Mount Eerie – A Crow Looked At Me
How she could do it, I don't know. Her talent is enormous, her gentility is magnificent, beauty of her music is astounding. Laura Marling recorded an album that you expected her to record. Semper Femina is as soothing and reflecting as it can get Laura Marling sixth's combination of delicacy and might makes this album both heart-wrenching … Continue reading Album of the Week: Laura Marling – Semper Femina
Yeah, ok. But what did we really expect? I mean, ok, it's nice, easy-listening, but that's all. Ed Sheeran's third studio LP ÷ lacks the artistic strengths of + and x. There's no song that reminds me of the magnificent achievements like Give Me Love, Photograph or even Thinking Out Loud. Instead we got another set of pop, but … Continue reading Ed Sheeran – ÷
Indie pop, light guitars, a mellow atmosphere blends with soothing female voices, folk tunes, and pop ballads with a monumental synth-oriented conclusion. Brought to you by Coldplay, Timber Timbre, Chicano Batman, Sharon Van Etten, Grandaddy and much more.
Jesca Hoop recorded a wonderful, beautiful and heartbreaking album, which will surely be considered not only as one of the best LP of 2017, but also her best yet. At first, I thought of Memories Are Now as a specific combination of Julia Holter, Laura Veirs, Sharon Van Etten, with a pinch of Joanna Newsom. And it stole my … Continue reading Album of the Week: Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now
Delicate and subtle sounds of contemporary electronica, indie, experimental and pop music blends with nostalgic and intense rock, making this playlist both sentimental and enpowering experience. Listen to the best music from Thundercat, Future Islands, Crystal Fairy, Cloud Nothings and much more.
Listen to the dark and emotional journey through alternative rock, pop, electronica and americana with the feeling of weird relief and strange atmosphere of hope. Brought to you by Father John Misty, Dirty Projectors, Laura Veirs, and Max Richter among others.
A colorful mix of rock, americana and folk, which brings you a whole palette of emotions from joy and chillout to anxiety and reflexion. Enjoy the musical variety provided by David Bowie, the Shins, Natalie Hemby, Hey, Ariel Pink, and others.
Soothing playlist for a cold, winter day filled with delicate and subtle, yet often stark compositions, which makes this compilation perfect for a reflective chillout. Laura Marling, Elbow, Ryan Adams, and more helps you to relax and contemplate, while watching beautiful December sunset/sunrise.
Late night chillout served by best autumn premiers with pinch of classics. Acoustic, rock, country, and dark jazz - best new tracks from David Bowie, Placebo, Miranda Lambert, and others.
Acoustic music with nostalgic feel to set up November mood. Latest tunes from Little Big Town and Norah Jones among others. All packed within compositional frame of Leonard Cohen's legacy.