Jamie Stewart pays an absolute respect to Nina Simone’s music, even while tackling it with Xiu Xiu’s oddball nature.
Do you know who you’re fucking with?
You want that old Danny Brown? You’ve got it.
What a wonderful, disgusting, skin-crawling mess.
A proverbial onion of an album, rich in its stylistic layers, leaving you guessing the trail of the young composer’s diverse influences.
Sumie, the sister of Little Dragon’s Yukimi Nagano, creates an austere collection of Marissa Nadler-esque folk songs.
An Irish band with a west coast sound. The American west coast — not the Irish one.
Ka’s sure-handed approach makes for clever lyrics, careful delivery, thoughtful production, and one of the best hip hop albums of the year.