|One Year Sputnik Anniversary|
I made my account on Sputnikmusic one year ago today. A lot has rhappened in that short rrrramount time, I've met plenty of cool people, rsome of which that I'm now good friends with, rrrrI've become a rcontributor, written 100 reviews, and I've been introduced to a lot of rgreat rrrrnew music thanks to the site. Here's to another long year guys. rThe list is my top 25 rrrrpersonal picks for the first quarter of 2013. Cheers.
So many exotic instruments, yet it's so accessible.
A rare case where a posthumous album doesn't insult the artist's legacy.
Like a Rose
I'm a sucker for country that can sound throwback without seeming bland, and
sound modern without being too polished.
|22|| ||The Joy Formidable|
Like a thunderstorm of an indie rock record.
No Beginning No End
2013 has been year of the suave so far when it comes to R&B, and James is a pretty
formidable one-man force when it comes to that department.
Greg knows what's up.
Abandon All Life
I like the part when it crusaded against my mental well-being.
|18||Autre Ne Veut|
More outspoken and theatrical than How to Dress Well, but just as sultry.
I'm slowly realizing that the real appeal is the lyrics. Talk about putting quite the
spin on themes of breakup, she turns relationship issues into fascinating mid-evil
and sci-fi tales.
Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar...
It's such a mess. As convoluted as its title, but I'm still happy that the guy is able
to make a frenetic mess like this at his age and for that to be the plan all along.
Can Mike Patton do wrong? I haven't heard it yet.
Long live and prosper.
A Love Surreal
Sobhi knows what's up.
|11||Atoms for Peace|
I'm surprised these guys worked this well together. They don't try to steal the
show from each other either, and the ideas seem to flow smoothly into something
that represents all of their contributions into making a special product.
The Raven that Refused to Sing
Wilson's tribute to a era forgotten too often by those who experienced it, due to
the acid holes in their brains from LSD abuse probably. But oh, how it must have
been worth it if this is an indicator.
We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors...
They really like the Beatles, that's clear, but it seems that all the great pop revolutionists of their
era do as well.
Now we just Boards of Canada to get their asses in gear.
|7||Ra Ra Riot|
We may be, but this album is far from it.
Clash the Truth
The Marriage of True Minds
I'm happy to report that it didn't polarize and alienate me.
Lavishing stuff. These two literally do erect mountain-sized ambient soundscapes.
This developed into everything I hoped it would.
The 20/20 Experience
April 1st 2013. Never forget.