Let me be clear. This was not a good year for music. In fact, this was a bad year for music. And I don't mean deaths of musicians, tragedies, or other random sad or unfortunate events. Artistic level of albums released in 2018 was not satisfying to say at least. After a magnificent 2015 and … Continue reading The Best of 2018: Albums
A lot of things happened in 2017. It was a year of emotions, bravery, and women's voices - sincerity, openness and reflexivity steered the way through our musical voyages, while trying to comprehend what was going on around us - globally and in our own private lives. As you can imagine, there is a great potential in such vibrant times … Continue reading The Best of 2017
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.
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.
Let's get experimental, but keep soulful about it. It's not an easy listen, but it will surely take you on a spiritual journey.
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.
Experimental songs with emotional depth. Concentrate. Relish. Think. And don't forget to enjoy.
Alternative music in its prime time. Let's go dance ourselves clean, relieve some anger, and thrive.
Electronica with a delicate feel. Enjoy the danceable sonic subtlety.
The best in modern heavy emotional musical gunpowder. Fasten your seatbelts.
Brace yourself. Autumn is coming. Cover yourself with this moving and subtle collection of songs for long evenings.
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.
Let's take some time off and listen to these synth-filled downtempo tunes. Enjoy an atmosphere full of dreamy wonder, tension and relief. Brought to you by Moses Sumney, The Horrors, Destroyer, Mount Kimbie, Belle & Sebastian.
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
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's latest album Sketches of Brunswick East, recorded with a collaboration of Mild High Club, is their third this year. And it sounds like Metallica's signature fourth song. It's the first toned down of the bunch. It's also complicated with sophisticated structure, but gives us a space to breathe and recharge without losing … Continue reading King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard with Mild High Club – Sketches of Brunswick East
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.
That's it. Let's get the rave on. Both from the good ol' 20th century and modern one. The Prodigy. Jlin. Aphex Twin. 808 State. Blanck Mass. Just feel it.
Remember Bob Dylan's Self Portrait? Well, there it goes again. Arcade Fire come back with Everything Now - their weirdest and probably weakest LP to date.
Alternative music is alive. Indie music is alive. Pop music is alive. Merging all of those above is alive. Such bands as Coldplay, Arcade Fire, The Killers, St. Vincent and Radiohead provide songs to prove that.
Listen to a playlist merging a rock sound with indie and electronic feel. Enjoy the dancefloor with a great songs by Queens of the Stone Age, Phoenix or Gorillaz.
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
Celebrate the 100th add some music playlist with some great rock and pop with a party feel. No need to be ashamed to dance to those synths. It's all about fun, dreams and joy. Arcade Fire, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, M83, Chromatics and more.
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.
This is a proof of declining boundaries of pop, indie, experimental and dance music. The best new singles by LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, Paramore, Katy Perry and Harry Styles shows how to party and reflect on a modern world.