Adem's third album is a neat little curio of covers that reveals the seeds that would grow into the London nu-folkie.
It was like a scene out of some indie movie from the '90s.
Adem's got Love (the concept) on his mind, and his exploration of it is sophisticated, literate and surprisingly affecting.
Jamie xx: In Colour
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes / Under the Pink (reissues)
'Charlie's Country' Remembers and Lives Australia's Tragic Colonial Past
The Best in the Worst Circumstances in 'Old Man Logan #1'
Nobody Won the 'War for the Soul of America'
Simon Spence's Biography of the Happy Mondays Is 'All Excess'
Soak: Before We Forgot How to Dream
Shooting Back: Kamel Daoud's Reply to Albert Camus' 'The Stranger'
"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.