This debut full-length from Sisyphus is far from perfect, but it’s still an incredibly bold and fun display of pop absurdity and genre-blending.
I collaborate with the RIO!B’s Sami Jarroush on this review of the latest Cloud Nothings album.
While this new Avey Tare record has some sweet melodies on it, nearly every piece of instrumentation on this thing is burnt to a crisp with effects. A lot like the latest Animal Collective record, this album is a little overdone, and could have benefited from taking the more orthodox approach the “Little Fang” single did.
While the incredible brevity of this new Tony Molina record makes it a little gimmicky, the infectious melodies and breakup album concept are enough to make me overlook that most of the time. If you like your power pop rough and punk-influenced, give this a listen.
Even though it leaves me starving for more, Timber Timbre’s latest record features some of the best tracks and instrumentation to ever come out of this project.
White Hinterland’s third album is the most instrumentally complex thing I’ve heard this project deliver thus far. Not only that but mastermind Casey Dienel’s voice is sounding better than ever between all of these power piano ballads and dense, soulful art pop tunes.
Danish electropop artist Mø’s comes through with a relatively solid debut LP, featuring some spectacular hooks, impressive singing, and decent production.
A group of brief reviews I wished I had the time to touch down on in a full video this past month. Sorry I didn’t get to them in a formal review, but I’m just gonna talk about them all in brief here. While I didn’t dig a lot of these releases, I hope you. Look into whatever descriptions most interest you.
Here’s the list of albums addressed in the video:
Black Lips – Underneath The Rainbow(s)
Vince Staples – Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2
Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight
Eagulls – Eagulls
The Men – Tomorrow’s Hits
Cyhi The Prynce – Hystori
Mantar – Death By Burning
Chimurenga Renaissance – rize vadzimu rize
Foster The People – Supermodel
The Body – I Shall Die Here
Black MIlk – Glitches In the Break
Perfect Pussy – Say Yes To Love
Animals As Leaders – The Joy of Motion
The Hold Steady – Teeth
Art Pop is easily Lady Gaga’s most eccentric and colorfully produced album yet. However, she still doesn’t go far enough to keep her very radio-friendly band of pop interesting for an entire album–especially when it comes to lyrics.