Sunday, January 10 2010
Animal Collective's version of sitting on the porch and strumming the day away is actually quite cohesive and pleasant.
Thursday, December 10 2009
A solid album that is bound to appeal to Gorka's fans and to followers of well-presented, mature, reflective folk.
Sunday, December 6 2009
With the Pines, the sun never shines, and you shiver when the cold win blows.
Wednesday, December 2 2009
Petracovich leave behind skittering drum machines and reverb-soaked soundscapes for more conventional instrumentation to construct their third album of ethereal folk-pop.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
Following his quiet stunner of a debut album, this 22-year-old folk artist just proved that lightning, indeed, can strike the same place twice.
Wednesday, November 4 2009
A thoughtful, wistful, and likable album.
Sunday, October 11 2009
K'naan's The Messengers series is a trilogy of episodes designed to highlight the genius of Nigeria's Fela Kuti, Jamaica's Bob Marley, and the United States' Bob Dylan.
Tuesday, October 6 2009
After being held-up at gunpoint, recording alone in the desert, and being covered by Sufjan Stevens, Castanets' Ray Raposa is finally ready to step out on his own with a concept album about wild beasts that features some of his most tender and dramatic performances to date.
Thursday, October 1 2009
Geoff Willis, the compiler, must have been aiming to put together a concise round-up of living musicians who show their own fidelity to established styles. This comes off pretty well.
Tuesday, September 29 2009
The gravity of their playing gives each song a feeling of being presented or framed, as if on a stage, illuminated.