A good winter, forever after 8/10 It would be easy to dismiss the history behind the recording of For Emma, Forever Ago as mere press release hype. Yes, Justin Vernon (aka Bon Iver) recorded this album recovering from some deep personal disappointments in an isolated log cabin over one bitter Wisconsin winter – but what [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Best of 2008'
May 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Alt-country, Alt-rock, Best of 2008, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Pop/Rock
April 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Alt-country, Alt-rock, Best of 2008, Folk/Acoustic, Pop/Rock
Fantastic!!! Nick Cave!!! Album!!! 8/10 Nick Cave’s fourteenth album finds him trading in the gothic romanticism of his previous work for a swampy, sleazy garage-rock-influenced sound. Taking some of its cues from Cave’s recent ‘Grinderman‘ side project and some of the wild border country atmospherics of his soundtrack work with Bad Seed Warren Ellis, Dig!!! [...]
March 26th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Alt-rock, Alternative, Best of 2008, Folk/Acoustic, Music, Psychedelia, Shoegaze, Trip hop, World music
Cut and paste psych pop 8/10 If you like all or some of the following artists you might like The Ruby Suns’ Sea Lion: Caribou, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, Ariel Pink, The Go! Team, Avalanches, Deserter’s Songs-era Mercury Rev, Yeasayer, El Guincho, Flaming Lips or Grizzly Bear. Made by a Californian (Ryan McPhun) relocated to [...]
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