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.)
Screw it. Rock is the best. And it tastes great when served with a pinch of electronic flavor.
Be afraid. Set your speakers to an eclectic mashup of industrial rock and electronic music to spice up your week. These contradictions actually make a pretty, but a very nasty couple.
Converge came back with their first new album in five years. And oh my, it was worth the wait.
Dark, intense, and beautifully affecting. Songs that will pull you out of your comfort zone and put you in an emotional rollercoaster.
The best in modern heavy emotional musical gunpowder. Fasten your seatbelts.
This is a heavy listen. Massive songs with an indie feel and a monumental strength. Converge, LCD Soundsystem, Brand New, Car Seat Headrest, Black Lips, Elder and more.
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.
A journey from anxiety, through angst, sorrow, redemption, to contemplation and peace. Soundtrack provided by Hans Zimmer, Arcade Fire, Nine Inch Nails, The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Angelo Badalamenti and more.
Vince Staples' new LP Big Fish Theory is a dark, mysterious, bass-filled, massive accomplishment, despite it's only 36 minutes long. And it's rapper's sophomore album. Not every 24-year-old records an LP this sophisticated. American rapper managed to mix really dark and heavy music with an atmosphere straight from 1997's synths. You can hear The Prodigy here, as well as … Continue reading Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory
This album is a pure fire, destruction and catharsis. One of the most prog LPs in King Gizzard's enormous collection of records is energetic and rewarding journey through the vast landscapes filled with mighty beasts, monsters and cosmic balance. The pace of Mad Max's pursuits is constantly present, which might be exhausting, but also exhilarating … Continue reading King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe
This review is dedicated to all those people who think this album is a huge disappointment. I thought so as well. But then I listened to it again and again, and everything changed.
Listen to a dark mixture of rock, metal, youthful indie, electronica, and experimental music, presented by both classic and modern tunes. Brought to you by Floating Points, The Afghan Whigs, Slipknot, System of a Down, Feist and more. 2
A playlist for those who appreciate some great alternative rock mixing with sound collages, sonic experiments, and a little bit of marvelous classical and modern electronica. The Afghan Whigs, Ghostpoet, Villagers, Frank Ocean, Gorillaz, Kraftwerk and more.
There's time for a joy, there's time for an anxiety, there's time for reflection. And transitions between those feelings can sometimes be radical, instantaneous, and involuntary. These harsh shifts are presented here by Paramore, Gromee, Lana Del Rey, Harry Styles and more.
Pride, intensity, and darkness meets in this rnb-filled, rock-driven, night-covered playlist. Kamasi Washington, Kendrick Lamar, D'Angelo, Pearl Jam, Chris Stapleton, Steely Dan and more.
Kendrick Lamar's latest album DAMN. is named add some music's album of the week. And it's pretty damn fine. But it's not that easy...
Ladies and gentleman, Mastodon is back. After the weird, incoherent and hectic One More 'Round the Sun, their new LP seems like a fresh breath of great, hard, intense ideas, while maintaining modern, dark The Hunter-like sound. At first, I didn't like the singles at all. They seemed to be imitative, to be the same … Continue reading Mastodon – Emperor of Sand
From a contemporary classical track, through indie rock, experimental rock, alternative pop, again into a soundtrack. The rising stars teams up with musical canon of rock and classical music to deliver an eclectic compilation of contemporary sounds, both uplifting and rebellious.
As a whole, Spirit may be Depeche Mode's best album since Violator. But does that make it a magnificent achievement? I'm not sure. It's also a political statement, which tries to be relevant, and sometimes it succeeds, but it doesn't feel as sincere as it should. It's like treating Lady Gaga as the queen of alternative music. It … Continue reading Depeche Mode – Spirit
I never knew Aphex Twin could remix Swans with a little help of Animal Collective. Wow. What a ride. It's crazy, fast, imaginative, and extremely intense. And then, gentility. It overflows with anxiety, energy, even fury. And when you are literally as unsettled as you can get, it delivers beautiful celestial landscapes of electronic sound, with charming melodies. … Continue reading Blanck Mass – World Eater
Well, there's been a while since I listened to a good album by a supergroup. Maybe even a decade. Of course, Crystal Fairy's self-titled debut cannot be compared to the masterpiece of Them Crooked Vultures, but they're quite close to Audioslave's debut. They are rocking, and rocking pretty hard, merging Melvins and Le Butcherettes with … Continue reading Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy
This playlist takes you on an uneasy, but rewarding road from the agressive jazz and hardcore punk, through shoegaze and alternative rock, to intense experimental ballads and fusion jazz; from the classic tunes by Pink Freud, Miles Davis and The Mars Volta, to the new singles by Ride, Spoon and At the Drive-In.
This two-part intense journey through emotional angst, anthemical sorrow, thrill and relief makes you want to scream from both desperation and chest ripping excitement. This monumental playlist delivers rock collosi, electronic uncertainty, pop reflection with film conclusions. Prepare for an adventure provided by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Necks, The Staves, Einar Stray Orchestra, and … Continue reading add some music #78
A playlist full of rock, alternative punk, shoegaze, and everything else that will put you in headbanging mood. The long-awaited new singles from At the Drive-In and The Jesus and the Mary Chain are backed with new releases by The Orwells, Slowcoaches, Dan Deacon, The Raveonettes, and more.
'Twas a very good year to music, but also a very sad one. Enjoy the journey through the best tracks of 2016, which reminds you of the high and lows of this strange time with eclectic compilation of joy, happiness, sadness, angst, longing and relief. (The songs' order is nonevaluative.)