Hot Chip Why Make Sense? Few bands churn out the dance hits like Hot Chip. In case you are unfamiliar, Hot Chip is five somewhat nerdy white Brits that know disco, house, and pop music like the back of their hand, releasing six infectious albums in the last ten years. The band has always been half-humor and half-heart, but especially with their last album, In Our Heads, they have really kicked up the heart. Why Make Sense?, their latest, continues
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Wes’ Words Nowadays in our crazy, interconnected world, it’s not even a week after a hotly anticipated album releases that we are already on to the next thing. With instant streaming, leaks before release, and the ability to listen on any device at any time, we are digesting music faster than ever, and getting bored and moving on to the next hot item over and over.
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell Constantly making the left-turn, Sufjan Stevens stands in a small pool of artists that is always making unexpected but decidedly brilliant turns in his career. To some, it’s clearly disappointing when an artist like Sufjan is doing something that works so well and stops (two brilliant albums on Michigan and Illinois in his 50 states project and then completely dropped it) or delivers a lot of something you don’t necessarily want (over 100 of the
Courtney Barnett Sometimes I Sit and Think and Sometimes I Just Sit While I love music as much as the next person, sometimes you get in a music rut and just sort of get bored with what you listen to. This is especially the case running a music blog and digesting hours of music each day. But it always seems when that rut hits, some fresh voice or sound will come bursting out of the speakers and revitalize my love
Matthew E. White Fresh Blood In the 60’s and 70’s, musical greatness was not only defined by the person, but also the place. Hit-factory studios like Motown, Fame, Muscle Shoals, Stax, and Sigma Sound were places defined by their signature sound, embodying sounds of the region, and their house bands were all sorts of legendary. Recent years have brought about documentaries about these magic places, whether it was Dave Grohl going crazy about Sound City Studios in LA in his