Sami Akbari might be setting the bar high, but why not? This collection moves from the breezy ‘60s sounds recently revisited by the likes of Saturday Looks Good to Me and She & Him to more contemporary bits that call to mind Feist and Frente. Sami’s not afraid to add a little grit to her sugar, as she demonstrates on tracks such as “Making Eyes” and “Yesteryear” (which alternates between futuristic and retro, and is thus positively must-hear material). This collection proves never less than entertaining and never less than the best of what Akbari has to offer. A real artist to watch for in this new year.
We all know how critical it is to keep independent voices alive and strong on the Internet. Please consider a donation to support our work as independent cultural critics and historians. Your donation will help PopMatters stay viable through these changing and challenging times where costs have risen and advertising has dropped precipitously. We need your help to keep PopMatters strong and growing. Thank you.
// Notes from the Road
"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.READ the article