It’s agonizing to listen to an album whose production far exceeds the abilities of the artist named on the cover. The clear star of this album is producer Dr. Gonzo.
Apparently I’m not the only person out there who considers 2000’s Deltron 3030 to be one of the premier hip-hop records of the decade.
I never learned through the album’s 20 tracks what exactly 2-3 stood for, but I will say that after my 2-3rd listen, I liked what I heard.
On paper, Swan Lake — the Canadian indie super-group featuring Destroyer (née Daniel Bejar), Spencer Krug (Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown) and Carey Mercer (Frog Eyes) — seems
Dimension, depth and mood are pervasive on Overloaded Ark, another magical, mystical vessel piloted by Helena Espvall and Masaki Batoh.
Gypsy dance-masters Kal continue their steady rise from the clubs of their homeland Belgrade, scrambling notions and rerouting their roots in a genre far from myopic.
What’s there to say about Kraftwerk? Love ’em or hate ’em, you’re never in for any surprises.
If you have any friends that are all like, “Yeah, Karen O’s totally awesome,” slap them upside the head with Magik Markers’ Balf Quarry.
Sporting a Black-Crowes-meets-Asylum-Street-Spankers vibe, The Bad Reeds flash a host of influences on this debut release, most notably licks and riffs that hearken as far back as Zeppelin (a
Louisville native and former Squirrel Bait guitarist David Grubbs has spent the last 20-plus years packing his avant-garde resume with ever-deepening visions for the electric guitar.