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.)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Listen to the playlist presenting a subtle art of rock, pop, delicate voices and soothing synths with a pinch of nostalgia and sorrow. Brought to you by Arcade Fire, Rhye, Chris Stapleton, Jerry Martin, The Who, and more.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, we're still waiting for a record that'll be as good as Seventh Tree. After experimental Tales of Us, which was magnificent, but not as Goldfrapp-y as one would as one would expect, we got Silver Eye, which should satisfy every person, who was searching for more electronic sound. And oh my, the beginning is … Continue reading Goldfrapp – Silver Eye
Strong hip-hop statements, continued through electronica, indie rock, ending with a classical dreamy shoegaze. Kendrick Lamar, Future Islands, Jamiroquai, alt-J, Broken Social Scene, Wire and more forms alternative playlist for both reflection and some entertainment.
Kelly Lee Owens's electronica is subtle, dreamy, intense. M83 covering Kraftwerk featuring Alison Goldfrapp inspired by the Field. Minimal techno wonderfully blends with ambient-ish collages of sound, creating an atmosphere of relaxation, reflectiveness, chillout, and drug-indused dancefloor. This could be a soundtrack of your lucid dreams about spending whole night dancing yourself away from reality. … Continue reading Kelly Lee Owens – Kelly Lee Owens
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
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
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
Dirty Projectors latest, self-titled LP is a brave, experimental, but enjoyable project, which merges modern pop with extravagant measures. It's soulful, mournful, crazy, and often easy-listening in its complexity. But man, another album about a heartbreak? If they'll keep coming this good, yes, please.
PVT's fifth album New Spirit is an electronic journey full of beautiful landscapes, mathematical passages and a post-rock feel. A sophisticated work, which embraces modern sound, but also stays true to the math rock form. This album takes you on a 43-minute experimental ride, segueing from one track to another while maintaining a solid main … Continue reading PVT – New Spirit
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.