This is an issue we all know too well, or maybe we're just unaware of the problem. Should we stop listening to our favorite songs because of artists' wrongdoings? Or should we stop watching TV shows for the same reasons? In the era when shameful behaviors of artists are thankfully no longer a secret, this becomes an ethical issue without a clear answer.
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.)
Delicate electronica meets acoustic sound. It's time for reflection, rest, relax, and a little bit of dancing.
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.
Delicate, nostalgic, liberating, and a little emotionally painful. Music for your lonesome evenings.
Dark, intense, and beautifully affecting. Songs that will pull you out of your comfort zone and put you in an emotional rollercoaster.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
March started with wonderful new singles by alt-J, Afghan Whigs, Coldplay, and a great comeback by Grandaddy. Then it went downhill. Black Sabbath has finally disbanded after farewell tour. An era has ended with Chuck Berry's death. But there's still hope. We got fantastic new albums by Laura Marling, Mount Eerie (yes, I'm still crying), … Continue reading Music Recap: March 2017
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.
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
It's not a breakthrough, but it's fun. And experimental as well. Spoon recorded an album that merges their alternative explorations with perfected pop rock song. This makes Hot Thoughts album appealing to both new listeners, who are searching for pure entertainment with an addition of alt-rock, but also to alt-rock fans, who are searching for mainstream fun. Title track … Continue reading Album of the Week: Spoon – Hot Thoughts
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.
Day Fever is a beautifully written, soothing collection of songs, delivered by subtle female voices and a mix of alt-folk, americana and electronic music. It's not a record-breaking milestone of a record, but a wonderfully executed, warm, reassuring and relaxing album, which moves you when you allow it to do so.