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Look, it's practically impossible to select the best songs in a year. First of all, the single is so rarely the best song an album that using that categorization as criteria does not generally yield accurate results. Second of all, music critics are probably the people on the planet who listen to the greatest number of albums and songs per year, and even most of us have our niches and specializations we tend to...
Last Thursday in a cavernous hangar near 63rd and Lexington, Anohni debuted material from Hopelessness, her first album since publicly transitioning from her former identity as Antony Hegarty. She performed as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival in New York at the Park Avenue Armory, a venue that serves as a monument to wealth, violence and imperialism in one fell swoop. The lights went dim right on schedule in the cave-like hangar,...
Well, May is kicking off with a bang. As has become the tradition of the last couple years, Radiohead have turned their trolling into the rollout for a new album; luckily, their stunt gave way to an actually great album. Others trying their hand at this online attention game were careless and immature in the process. So, we turn our attention toward others who are focusing on, well you know, making great music. Some of...