The Best World Music of 2018. All Things Reconsidered: This excellent single-CD anthology celebrates the short-lived but important Ric and Ron Records, whose early 1960s releases captured the bubbling stew of street blues, jazz, and soul that would coalesce into the commercial pop sounds that identify New Orleans' diverse yet distinct music today.
As we reboot All Things Reconsidered, PopMatters will be starting with the Clash's London Calling , dissecting it from every angle, from track-by-track rundowns to a series of provocative, insightful essays.
The Clash - London Calling As we reboot All Things Reconsidered, PopMatters will be starting with the Clash's London Calling , dissecting it from every angle, from track-by-track rundowns to a series of provocative, insightful essays. Brits in Hot Weather 12: For Americans, it's Cinco de Mayo. Never Say Nevermore: Few rappers have been brave enough to try what Sayyid has been doing for years; his hip-hop suffers brutal and fantastic experiments of Asimov-proportions. Simply, it's celestial, Afrofuturist, and wake work.
Patrick's Day. GAIKA's "Seven Churches For St Jude" is rich and layered, with an Eastern-sounding vocal riff serving as the song's musical centerpiece and lots of synths and programming swirling around everything. TIFF 2018: If it looks and sounds slightly luxurious read: A sped-up new wave chorus, for example, with a blown-out, tree-sap-thick beat behind it courtesy of St.
Feelin' Right Saturday Night: The Dream Syndicate lures us in with that twangy guitar and mischievous keyboard line, but the purposefully off-tempo vocals on "Black Light" derail the dream. International hip-hop superstars Buckwheat Groats show love for trees in their own special, highly satanic way in their latest, Baltimora-sampling single.
Former members of Wolvhammer, Nachtmystium, and the Gates of Slumber unite as Chrome Waves on album that unites shoegaze, post-rock, and extreme metal.
After 19 years of silence, Royal Trux returns rejuvenated and unleashes an old-school, energetic, and fun ride in White Stuff. Powered by RebelMouse. The revised and expanded version of Will Friedwald's acclaimed Sinatra book, The Song Is You , is about the music and nothing but the music.