I had avoided Crystal Stilts for purely shallow reasons. Like “wolf” names 10 years ago, the sheer number of “crystal” bands seemed suspicious.
An eight-piece New Orleans band coming by their name honestly, I Am debuts with a lot of fun, bordering on happy-go-lucky, which only serves to better le bon temps.
Shim’s adorkable She, Zooey Deschanel, has had quite a fall season.
There’s a reason this critic listens to albums in as many different locations on as many different machines as possible before processing those sounds into words: What works in one situation
Man Man shouldn’t still be alive. This batshit crazy circus began making Swordfishtrombones for Generation Y almost a decade ago.
Beautiful Rewind sees Keiran Hebden’s Four Tet branch out from the fractured pop of his previous efforts.
Glow and Behold is full of perfectly enjoyable songs.
I love Childish Gambino, Donald Glover’s rap alter-ego.
The spiritual heirs to Arab On Radar, Guerilla Toss make a gleefully heinous noise that somehow manages to remain catchy despite its best efforts.