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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Classic rock of 60s and 70s is alive and well. New songs by Roger Waters, Robyn Hitchcock, and Ray Davies is the best example. This power of music is enforced by great tunes by Jason Isbell, Woods, Incubus 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.
This is how delicacy and contemplativeness mixes with intensity and aggressiveness. Brought to you by Gorillaz, Jack White, At the Drive-In, Arca, Father John Misty and more.
Pure Comedy is a very long endeavour. And excellently executed one. Song after song, Father John Misty is creating an atmosphere of subtlety, intensity, but also monumentality with all of its beauty. This album, just like his previous ones, grows with every song, letting you sink in and enjoy its alluring melodies, charming tones, wonderful lyrics. This … Continue reading Album of the Week: Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
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