By John Bergstrom
Not even a move to Nashville can freshen up the downtempo/trip hop genre.
By Tim O'Neil
It is essentially that rarest of artifacts -- a splendid album that aspires to nothing more than creating a sustained mood through the application of superlative musicianship.
Japanese Breakfast: Soft Sounds From Another Planet
Tau Cross: Pillar of Fire
Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift in Decorum - Live at the Village Vanguard
Offa Rex: The Queen of Hearts
The Poetry of Heartbreak in 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg'
Quindar: Hip Mobility
Radiohead Music Theory, Pure and Simple
The Dark, Funny, Subversive Chamber of Angela Carter's Imagination
"Read Only Memories is a bubblegum-happy, brooding and brutal noir about kidnapping, murder, corruption, revenge, and corporate conspiracies.