On “Glory,” Iggy Azalea, who already made a name for herself, explores more of her brash flow, but doesn’t create a cohesive release.
Synth-pop underdogs Metric return with a streaming sample of their fifth album, “Synthetica”.
Check out the new video for Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”, featuring his badass little self when he was a kid.
Niki & The Dove’s debut album “Instinct” makes for a wonderful collection of gothy disco glitter dance music. The aesthetic packaging may be somewhat familiar, but the songs are varied and, crucially, just so danceable.
“Vava Voom”, Bassnectar’s ninth LP since 2001, continues to explore the same sounds with a familiarity that is quickly becoming predictable.
After months of lyric teases and weeks of ten second previews, Canadian pop moppet Justin Bieber finally blesses the world with his new single, Boyfriend.
Chris Clark’s musical style is a full, distinct kind of IDM, with traditional instrumentation mixing with the most accessible and beautiful ambient soundscapes this side of Boards of Canada. “Iradelphic” presents an occasionally slow exploration of this vast, yet refined aesthetic, and makes for one of Clark’s most interesting albums to date.
The guy who made Postal Service half great finally puts out new music that isn’t old music!
There are a few heartfelt pleas for love and loss, per pop music rules, but MDNA doesn’t let up the dancefloor reign; the Queen can stay for an era or two more.
“Grown Up” is Danny Brown waxing nostalgic about his youth, about the folly of youth and immaturity, and conversely about the upside (and shock) of fame and money.
Very aware, these Odd Future guys. Tyler has spent his life absorbing the hip-hop around him, only to throw the lessons there out to learn his way through what he wanted to learn, and “OF Tape Vol. 2″ is a fantastic representation of the label he wants Odd Future Records to be.
Milo can just about get away with calling himself “your favorite spoken word deacon” on this solemn-yet-accessible EP.
Venetian Snares brings back that A.D.D. mix of glitch, chiptune, breakcore, and whole bunch of other similar-but-not-quite-the-same genres on this intense EP.
Ramona Gonzalez recorded her first releases on her husband’s 8-track tapes, and her releases as Nite Jewel reflect her enduring lo-fi mentality. This sonic nostalgia works wonders for Gonzalez, though on “One Second Of Love” it can sometimes make her sound like a lazy rip-off of her inspirations.