Handicapping which songs have the big hooks, singalong potential, crossover appeal and car-stereo potential to emerge as the biggest hit of summer 2014.
Reflektor’s collision of familiarities, arty pretentions, lengthy tracks, unwillingness to explain itself (and the winks it delivers when it seems to)… amounts to an album that, while rarely a difficult listen, rejects easy understanding.
Because these are, strangely, things I actually think about.
What makes Bioshock Infinite’s musical soundtrack so impressive is the degree to which it doesn’t just suggest what to do, or even what to feel, but how it serves as a call to think.
The arrival of another school term means that my desk is already overflowing with thorough (and sometimes tedious) books and journal articles about music as I start work on two […]
Of course, Godspeed You! Black Emperor would just release its new album at the merch table, unannounced. Part of me that wishes the ever-mysterious band had just kept it at […]
“We Are Never Getting Back Together” sounds like the first honest song that Taylor Swift has written. This may be surprising, considering that it’s also the most shamelessly commercial thing […]