music May 20, 2017
Coldcut and On-U Sound’s ‘Outside the Echo Chamber’
A collaboration between dance and dub legends Coldcut and On-U Sound delivers an impressively forward-thinking reggae album, with stellar contributions from Roots Manuva, Ce’Cile and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry.
music April 29, 2017
Sylvan Esso’s ‘What Now’
On What Now, North Carolinian electronic duo Sylvan Esso successfully meld voice and instruments in a way that dissolves the distinction.
music March 4, 2017
The Magnetic Fields’ ‘50 Song Memoir’
Composing a song for every year of Stephin Merritt’s life has resulted in The Magnetic Fields’ eclectic five-album tour de force, 50 Song Memoir.
music February 25, 2017
Malian singer Inna Modja on the activism in her music
As a model and fledgling pop star, Inna Modja kept her personal story to herself. But as her profile grew, so did her passion to speak out.
music January 28, 2017
Cherry Glazerr’s ‘Apocalipstick’
With a sharp and unpredictable songwriter, LA’s new wave pop trio Cherry Glazerr are walking in the footsteps of Blondie.
music December 3, 2016
A. B. Original’s ‘Reclaim Australia’
Hip-hop duo A. B. Original have delivered an incendiary album describing the experiences of Aboriginal Australia, and it’s the most exciting local release of the year.
music November 12, 2016
Syd Arthur’s ‘Apricity’
The shifting time signatures of Syd Arthur’s latest psychedelic album, Apricity, testify to the tight musicianship and broad influences of this band of brothers from Canterbury.