Top 100 Albums of 2015

Honorable Mention: #100: Insides by Fort Romeau #99: Mont Royal by The Lighthouseand the Whaler #98: What Happens Next by Gang of Four #97: The Helio Sequence by The Helio Sequence #96: Abyss by Chelsea Wolfe #95: Lucid Dreaming by Say Lou Lou #94: Sing It Away by Walk Off the Earth #93: MCIII by Mikal Cronin #92: To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar #91: Wishes by RHODES #90: Cheers to the Fall by Andra Day #89: Recreational Love by the bird and the bee #88: Reminisce by Etiquette…

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Top 100 Songs of 2015

#100: After The Fall by Chelsea Wolfe #98: The Shade by Metric #96: Dead Inside by Muse #94: Killing Strangers by Marilyn Manson #92: I’m In Love With My Life by PHASES #90: Vancouver by Kopecky #88: Drunched in Crumbs by Albert Hammond Jr. #86: Till It’s Gone by Yelawolf #84: Home We’ll Go by Walk Off the Earth #82: Orion by The Mynabirds #80: Here To Mars by Coheed and Cambria #78: It’s My Turn Now by Awreeoh #76: Mothercreep by FKA Twigs #74: Angels (Above Me) by Say…

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DESIGN: 2015 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Until We Can’t (Let Go)” • Passion Pit • 04:06 • Kindred, Columbia Records2. “The Business of Emotion” • Big Data (feat. White Sea) • 04:07 • 2.0, Wilcassettes / Warner Bros.3. “Shine” • Years & Years • 04:16 • Communion, Polydor / Interscope4. “Caribbean” • Astro • 04:40 • Chicos de la luz, Nacional Records5. “Don’t Panic” • Ellie Goulding • 03:16 • Delirium, Polydor6. “Joy Rides” • MUTEMATH • 04:01 • Vitals, Wojtek / Caroline7. “S.O.B.” • Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats • 04:07 • Nathaniel Rateliff…

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REVIEW: The Book of Life [2014]

“Always play from the heart” I’ve held fascination for Día de Muertos ever since seventh grade Spanish class. There’s just something about its love for the dead and ability to turn something scary to so many into this beautiful cultural tradition that makes its juxtaposition of old bones and ornate artistry a uniquely special aesthetic. To say I was intrigued in Jorge R. Gutierrez‘s The Book of Life would therefore be an understatement. The colors, detail, subject matter, and music he infused seemed a perfect coalescence of style and substance…

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REVIEW: The History of Future Folk [2013]

“You still make a crappy assassin, though” Hipster culture appears here to stay. Big-bearded, plaid flannel-wearing, folk music playing bohemians increase their numbers every day as bands like Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, and Iron & Wine expand into the mainstream rock scene. The appeal probably comes from our American love of wanting to be unique by adopting trends that have become anything but. Yearning to be a part of something without wanting to admit it, we fight against uniformity until the counter-culture morphs into the newest style to loathe. Somehow…

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Top 100 Albums of 2012

Honorable Mention: #100: Heartbreaking Bravery by Moonface with Sinai #99: Oceania by The Smashing Pumpkins #98: Break It Yourself by Andrew Bird #97: Golden Years by Brothertiger #96: Tramp by Sharon Van Etten #95: Out Of Frequency by The Asteroids Galaxy Tour #94: Cynic’s New Year by Horse Feathers #93: Bear Creek by Brandi Carlile #92: Sjung by Laleh #91: Outlands by Deep Sea Arcade #90: Something by Chairlift #89: A Gentle Reminder by The Jealous Sound #88: Lex Hives by The Hives #87: Stars And Satellites by Trampled By…

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Top 100 Songs of 2012

#100: Always Rains by Janus — #99: Bliss by Blaqk Audio — #98: Cameo Lover by Kimbra — #97: Dour Percentage by Of Montreal — #96: oOoO by Oberhofer — #95: Alone by Trampled By Turtles — #94: Who’s Feeling Young Now? by Punch Brothers — #93: Good As New by Vacationer — #92: Wishes by Beach House — #91: Ode To Sad Disco by Mark Lanegan Band — #90: Touch the Clouds (Taste the Ground) by Good Old War — #89: Tell Me A Tale by Michael Kiwanuka —…

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