Articles tagged baroque pop

22 Jul 2016 // 8:53 AM

Bat For Lashes: The Bride

The Bride is an intimate concept album on the death of a loved one and the process one takes in returning to normalcy.

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Mutual Benefit: Skip a Sinking Stone

This record made me buy better headphones so I could do it justice writing about it. This record made me a better person.

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The Last Shadow Puppets - “Miracle Aligner” (Singles Going Steady)

"Miracle Aligner" finds the Last Shadow Puppets doing their best beach-pop impression over a pristine, wall-of-sound backdrop.

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Rufus Wainwright: Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets

Tightly curated and ultimately exhilarating, Wainwright fashions nine of the bard’s classics into a mini-opera.

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The Last Shadow Puppets: Everything You’ve Come to Expect

Simultaneously fresher yet less exciting and memorable than its predecessor, Everything You've Come to Expect captures almost everything that makes the Last Shadow Puppets stand out.

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21 Mar 2016 // 3:30 PM

Bat For Lashes - “In God’s House” (Singles Going Steady)

"In God's House" is Natasha Kahn's most vividly ethereal vocal performance to date

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22 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM

What Kind of Media Game Is Lana Del Rey Playing?

Semioticians must love decoding Del Rey's sophisticated play of metaphor and imagery, which tap into eternal themes of sex, love and violence.

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Julia Holter: Have You in My Wilderness

On her fourth album, Holter may have crafted her most peaceful -- and poppy(!) -- album yet.

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Ra Ra Riot: I Need Your Light

Besides the Rostam tracks, I Need Your Light is trapped in limbo between indie and pop.

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27 Jan 2016 // 3:10 AM

POP ETC: Souvenir

POP ETC find a happy medium between the retro sound of their previous moniker, the Morning Benders, and the glitzy synthpop of their previous record.

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Tori Amos’ ‘Boys for Pele’: 20 Years of Fire

It’s been 20 years since Tori Amos slammed down the gauntlet and set her piano afire, willing and possibly eager to sacrifice anyone who spurned her to writhe in Pele’s eternal flames.

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The High Llamas: Here Come the Rattling Trees

Life in the town portrayed in Here Come the Rattling Trees continues as it has, with little change, much like the High Llamas’ music. This can be comforting, but also a little dull.

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23 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

Joanna Newsom: Divers

After a five-year musical silence, Joanna Newsom returns with her most focused and refined album yet.

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The Zombies: Still Got That Hunger

The celebrated ‘60s psych pop practitioners return to life with songs that bear little resemblance to those of their glory days.

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9 Oct 2015 // 2:15 AM

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

It wouldn't be a stretch of the imagination to assume that melancholy featured heavily in Honeymoon's concept.

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The Velvet Teen: All Is Illusory

It's good to have them back, if only for the promise of the next album.

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8 Jun 2015 // 9:23 AM

Ducktails - “Surreal Exposure” (audio) + Tour Dates

Real Estate frontman Matt Mondanile’s is about to release his fifth baroque pop solo album under the moniker Ducktails and today sees the release of his latest single, "Surreal Exposure".

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21 May 2015 // 3:05 AM

San Fermin: Jackrabbit

San Fermin's second outing offers extensive chamber pop that's both exhilarating and exhausting.

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Emily Kempf – “Dynamite” (video) (Premiere)

Horses galloping through city streets and a slew of vivid costume changes enhance Chicago songstress Emily Kempf's anachronistic, avant-garde baroque dream pop ditty "Dynamite".

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Counterbalance: Scott Walker - ‘Scott 4’

Anybody seen the 499th most acclaimed album of all time pass this way? I saw him playing chess with Death yesterday. His crusade was a search for God. A 1969 baroque-pop cult favorite is this week's Counterbalance.

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