What We're Listening To
Rory Graham’s first feature-length album strips back some of the rock influence and gives him room to breathe as the tremendous singer and performer he is. Read more.
Alejandro Bento’s latest album is a transcendent experience. His piano playing is beautiful, but equally impressive are the remixes of each of his tracks on the record. Read more.
Sampha’s solo debut is ambitious electronic R&B, but what makes it memorable is the pure emotion and energy of the whole package. Process is an early contender for Album of the Year. Read more.
The first Surfer Blood album to be written entirely by frontman John Paul Pitts, Snowdonia sees the indie rock band working through the death of former guitarist Thomas Fekete. Read more.
Life Without Sound is another surprise from Cloud Nothings — a band who consistently defies expectations. This time around, the band pursues a more tuneful punk sound. Read more.
Even if you haven’t played the game, the soundtrack for No Man’s Sky covers two discs of utterly engrossing electronic ambience and pulsing moods. Read more.
Longer Notes On Music We Love
Cosmic Country: Justin Osborne of SUSTO Wants to Inspire Hope
We sat down with Justin Osborne to talk about SUSTO's new record, cosmic country, and what it means to inspire hope and make a difference with music when America feels more divided than ever before.
Chance the Rapper’s “How Great” Video
Chance the Rapper’s newest video isn’t just cool because the song is awesome. It’s innovative because of the way you watch it.
Liz Loughrey’s “Rise Up” Video
Liz Loughrey’s soulful pop makes for a disarming music video that serves as a call to peace for all of us.
Why Music Lovers Should Be Excited About La La Land
Damien Chazelle made a film for jazz lovers with Whiplash. La La Land is a film that will make us all jazz lovers.
A Few of Our Favourite Things
One year. Twenty-one records. You shouldn’t miss any of them.
Each of the guys in Fresh Snow pick their favourite improv and experimental records.
In celebration of Homme’s new record with Iggy Pop, we take a look at the best five records from one of rock’s most prolific statesmen.