How you feel about the xx’s third album depends on what attracts you to their music. Is it the minimal space they afforded much of the music they made on their first two records? Is it the awkward teenager vocal bond between Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim? Is it the minimal and considered spatial… Read more »

Posted on January 12th, 2017

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For R&B fans, Alexandria’s newest LP, Cut Of Cloth, which just dropped on Awful Records this weekend, is a fine chilled collection of pared-back aquatic-leaning synth R&B to get your mind into. The Atlanta singer and songwriter’s 15-track release was posted on Soundcloud in full and Alexandria’s voice pleasingly falls somewhere between Kelela and Solange… Read more »

Posted on January 9th, 2017

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El-P and Killer Mike’s partnership continues at full clip with the release of their third album. When they first joined together as producer and rapper on Killer Mike’s RAP Music album and the subsequent RTJ mixtape, the thrill and novelty of two very different rappers from two different sides of the U.S. was a big… Read more »

Posted on January 5th, 2017

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On January 1st, Brian Eno released his latest excursion into ambient music – Reflection. The 54-minute album continues a long line of work in which the composer has been toiling since 1975’s Discreet Music, having single-handedly popularised the idea of ‘ambient music’. While the term has been co-opted by many other artists, none of them… Read more »

Posted on January 4th, 2017

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David Kitt released his first album in in his own name in in eight years on New Year’s Day . His seventh album The Nightsaver came out in 2009. Yous is an understated record, a singer-songwriter record in the vein of his early work. He is accompanied mostly by guitar and the violin and voice… Read more »

Posted on January 2nd, 2017

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2016 Best of | Best albums | Best songs | Irish albums | Irish songs | Club tracks | Guest selections Special thanks to Tower Records for the shoutout. Spotify playlist Youtube playlist 100. Paul McCartney & Wings – 1985 (Timo Maas & James Teej mix) 99. Fort Romeau – ‘Secrets & Lies’ 98. Jens… Read more »

Posted on December 23rd, 2016

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It’s not easy to call time on a project that you’re invested in and love, especially with your childhood buddies. As creators of math-rock, instrumental post-rock, music whatever you call it Wicklow’s Enemies weren’t ones to stay still. Their own discography charts a course from melodic instrumentals to a different take onto a more expanded… Read more »

Posted on December 8th, 2016

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Russian-born electronic producer Pavel Dovgal’s new album The Aura comes out on Friday on Project Mooncircle and on it you’ll find a fine collection of textured electronic beats informed by R&B, trip-hop, jazz and rap. Featuring guest turns from L.A. rapper BLU, Azari & III”s Starving Yet Full and Pavel’s friends Mujuice and Graciela Maria,… Read more »

Posted on November 23rd, 2016

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