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.
Anyone familiar with the work of Swedish minimal techno producer Axel Willner, aka The Field, could tell you: The man has a formula, but damn, does it work.
SOTRC offer acoustic pop that relates as equally to traditional bluegrass or folk conceits as it does to indie rock.