Brand New Music
Grimes | Miss Anthropocene
There’s beauty and a bit of glory in this utter chaos. Offering something that is far more open and fresh while consolidating a lot of stylistic elements and excitement of her previous two works, Grimes proves again that she is the only one that chooses her destiny. Dark and audacious, the album focuses on issues of climate change, which unfortunately is lost under the noise of her artful and meticulously crafted arrangements. There’s also the unfortunate fact that this album leaked ages ago, so it feels like something less than truly new – regardless, there’s still enough magic here for a great listen.
King Krule | Man Alive
There’s a subtle way to create something absorbing, intimate, creative and dark without gazing down your naval at those who “lack understanding,” and when it comes to King Krule, those detractors are many. Although many of of Archy Marshall’s previous works suffer from a undefined narcissism and self-doubt, the gloom that is brought forward on Man Alive is more transparent, which let’s a lot more of the world – those detrators included – into Marshall’s world and creativity.
Best Coast | Always Tomorrow
An album focused on personal development is always a tough nut to crack. While the music is punchy and promising, even if it lacks a total sense of ambition, the subject matter of an album about ‘yourself’ is pretty exclusive in terms of it’s audience. Regardless, there’s a lot of sympathetic ideals explored here: insecurity, self-doubt, personal development, and ultimately learning self-gratitude.
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Allie X | Cape God
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