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Note, 4/10/2017: This article was originally published in August 2016, during the wait-and-see lead-up to the release of Frank Ocean's two projects, Endless, and Blonde (back when we thought this thing would be called Boys Don't Cry, lol. Now that those projects have dropped, and he's begun to release more music, we're updating the list to include some more of Frank's amazing soulful music.  Suspend all disbelief if you must, but it appears that the wait--at times, a Detox-esque,...
It's hard to believe that 2016 is already half over, yet the calendar stubbornly remains where it is. It's almost an understatement to say that this has been a challenging year so far, and as ever in the midst of darkness, music remains one of the only things I can reliably return to as a source of comfort. Amid all the chaos of the election season, attacks of terrorism on our LGBT community, horrific...
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...
There are some voices that levitate past their own categorical appeal. This is a fact that can't be explained much better than that; some music defies logic, and it's a point of luck that it does, it saves us from the eventual drilling down of all things into discrete units. James Blake's voice cannot be drilled into, there is no center and there is no limit to his pain. His voice is a ghost,...

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