Posts tagged "art pop"

Album artwork of 'Jackrabbit' by San Fermin

Jackrabbit San Fermin

Flowing beautifully from beginning to end, the album in its entirety can feel slightly taxing due to the bloated, overstuffed nature of the songwriting.

Album artwork of 'Divers' by Joanna Newsom

Divers Joanna Newsom

A world both wonderful and despairing. Such dainty music will inevitably turn certain audiences away, which is a shame because, frankly, Divers is a triumph.

Album artwork of 'St. Vincent' by St. Vincent

St. Vincent St. Vincent

Capturing the middle ground between passion and precision, Annie Clark’s sound here can only be described as some sort of melodic computer malfunction.

Album artwork of 'Remain in Light' by Talking Heads

Remain in Light Talking Heads

Under the Midas wing of Brian Eno, Talking Heads juggle African genres with Western experimentation and innovative digital play.

Album artwork of 'The Bride' by Bat for Lashes

The Bride Bat for Lashes

This was 50 minutes of anti-climax. Interesting instrumentals are peppered throughout, but they mostly fail to evolve from the opening moments of each track.

Album artwork of '22, A Million' by Bon Iver

22, A Million Bon Iver

22, A Million feels like a nondescript blur. It doesn’t deal in structure, but in loose clusters of peculiar sounds and imperceptible words. It’s a pretentious mess.

Album artwork of 'How to Be a Human Being' by Glass Animals

A late love-in for How To Be A Human Being

How To Be A Human Being is a great indie pop album in a year that hasn’t had many. So far, the band hasn’t made a misstep

By Andrew Bridge

Album artwork of 'Homogenic' by Björk

Homogenic Björk

Homogenic is a stunning work. Björk often defies categorisation, but her third studio album has a coherence that’s often missing from her other records.

Album artwork of 'Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?' by of Montreal

Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? of Montreal

There are a handful of stellar pop tracks, and a mammoth mid-album climax that will go down as one of the group's finest moments. A lovely indie-pop record.

Album artwork of 'Belong' by San Fermin

Belong San Fermin

Music written by a composer of Ellis Ludwig-Leone's class should never feel formulaic, but it does. It makes for a mildly enjoyable, yet rather hollow experience.