Presented as a splintered conversation on America's political and social climate, Sleater-Kinney 's tenth studio album The Center Won't Hold is a fractured masterpiece. Having worked with producer Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and weathered the recent departure of drummer Jannet Weiss', The Center Won't Hold is a tumultuous record where emotional tempests surge throughout. Since their surprise reunion in 2015, the world has changed for Sleater-Kinney...Read more
As formal genre and sub-genre structures become increasingly impractical in the internet-dominated 21st century, there are artists that revert to nostalgic sounds - seeking an 'authentic' geographic community to align themselves with - and artists that revel in the possibilities that the new world provides. Benjamin Power, also known as Blanck Mass, is an example of the latter, someone who has furrowed his own path and created a sound that is visceral,...Read more
Previous Bon Iver albums worked through the seasons, the hushed 'For Emma, Forever Ago' representing winter. With 'i, i', Justin Vernon arrives at autumn, a time of change “And now, it might be Autumn." Those were the words included in a video teasing Bon Iver's fourth album 'i, i'. The clip revealed that each previous album has been related to a season: the stunning, award-winning debut 'For Emma, Forever Ago' was winter; the lush, self-titled...Read more
Rick Ross's 2006 debut Port of Miami was almost humble compared with what followed it. He indulged in plenty of Scarface fan fiction, yes, but the florid touches that would make Ross a superstar were a few years away. In retrospect, the gap between Port of Miami and "B.M.F." is the difference between the first Fast & Furious, which was mostly a bunch of street races, and the newer ones, where they're dropping cars out of helicopters and wrestling...Read more
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