It was a year of thrilling comebacks from legends like My Bloody Valentine and David Bowie as well the launch of major new talents like Lorde and Kacey Musgraves. These artists had the biggest impact on the shape of music in 2013.
Daft Punk unleash their inner disco auteurs and release a colossal, self-indulgent mess as their comeback album. And make it work. Like PopMatters on Facebook and Twitter to double and triple your chances to win.
Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.
Inevitably, Electroma will eternally be defined in music and film history by what it lacks. Calling the film one-dimensional would be understandable, but it would be simplifying a complex moebius strip whose surface, if lethargic, at least engages the screen for 70 minutes.
Rare is the band that can craft a live album good enough to stand shoulder-to-shoulder alongside its studio releases. Rarer still is the band whose live albums can cross the divide between being merely good and damn near essential.