Reworked By Detroiters shows two things: (a) Funkadelic is still a great listen with a ton of potential; (b) Detroit's music culture is still an extremely interesting aesthetic with a ton of potential. I've been listening to Funkadelic since high school, and I have to admit that after a while it become bored. I thought … Continue reading Funkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters
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.
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
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.
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.
Lightness. This is what I felt while listening to Real Estate's latest LP In Mind. All of the songs you can find there are pleasantly easy-listening, but not overly simplistic. Guitars have bright, clean tone, just like every other instrument. Everything fits perfectly. Just like a perfectly nice album. An LP-next-door. It's just a pity … Continue reading Real Estate – In Mind
Delicacy and subtlety merges with strong statements and melancholic atmosphere with the magnificent new songs by Alt-J, Fleet Foxes, The Afghan Whigs, Pallbearer and more. One of the top alternative artists presents what's the best in contemporary music, by delivering satisfying compilation of insightful songs.
Let's party like it's 1999. More like 1995. And in Africa. With a lot of neon lights. And synthesizers. And crazy rhythms. And brass section. A lot of brass. Two words: afro-beat electro-pop. Let's go on a dancefloor and try to keep up with the drummer. And you know what? This party is phenomenal. But … Continue reading Ibibio Sound Machine – Uyai
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 – ÷
For every person who is fascinated with band's name (I was): there is a little bit of Chicano here, but not much of the Batman. However, there's freedom, which sometimes is actually free. And most importantly, there's fun. Musicians' use slow-jam soul, a little bit of psychedelia, which reminds me of a brave attempts to imitate early Frank Zappa. Yet, … Continue reading Chicano Batman – Freedom Is Free
Forget about the world. Forget about the reality. Forget about the cover art. Forget about the weird band name and LPs title. Forget the fact this band released 9 albums in 5 years. Forget about the prejudice towards this record. Just listen and forget. Let the trance, psychedelia and unreality of those songs guide you … Continue reading King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana
Jens Lekman's Life Will See You Now is a great, straightforward, optimistic album, which will make you want to go dance your common daily life away.
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.
Well, this LP is just great. It's full of energy, full of life, full of fun. Japandroids' latest is a garage rock went full heartland rock, or heartland rock went full garage rock. It's like listening to MC5 covering Springsteen's Dancing in the Dark. Of course, some may find it too exaggerated, anthemic or pompous, and the songs … Continue reading Album of the Week: Japandroids – Near to the Wild Heart of Life
Foxygen returns after a phase of extremely intense hype surrounding their music. I've never been a big fan of their work, but I have to admit -- Hang is something very interesting. Californians abandoned their overly psychadelic aura and transformed into theatrical art pop, which brings listeners closer to Talking Heads than to Quicksilver Messenger Service. What's … Continue reading Album of the Week: Foxygen – Hang
Listen to joyous, pensive and intense music presented by some of the most interesting contemporary artists. New singles by Ed Sheeran, The xx, Rascal Flatts, Nine Inch Nails, London Grammar and more puts you in a sublime atmosphere of blissful energy and contemplation.
Led by the great new single by Gabrielle Aplin, a compilation full of dreamy pop, R&B, rap with a feeling of longing and hope, sorrow and joy. Backed by the latest releases by Pharell Williams, Taylor Swift, J. Cole, and Colin Stetson with his wonderful interpretation of Górecki's 3rd Symphony.
'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.)
A Christmas playlist for the very special time of the year. Modern songs full of Santa Claus, snow, presents, sleighs, jingle bells, and some contemplation. The best red-green-white music from She & Him, Ariana Grande, The Smashing Pumpkins, Tom Waits, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Feel the low-key and electronic music with some joyous kick that brings you to the mix of dancefloor's sounds, and leads to late night chillout. This compilation puts you put somewhere between joy, reflection, relax and calmness. Brought to you by S. Kinch, Deadmau5, A. Olsen, Paak and more.