No artist has been as divisive -- or as readily press-generating -- as the artist formerly known as Lizzie Grant. The ample-lipped starlet built an underground following before 'Born to Die' dropped back in January 2012, and since then each single (plus each subsequent remix and video) has generated waves across the blogosphere.
Few albums in recent memory have as many moments of euphoria as ‘Bloom:’ The initial sweep of guitars in ‘Wild,’ the breathy curtain of "huh-huh-huhs" in ‘Lazuli,’ the splay of lead guitar in ‘Other People’ -- and that’s just tracks two through four. With 'Bloom,' Beach House have given us a beautiful work of art.
A collection of rarities from Múm’s formative years, ‘Early Birds’ shows us where all their gorgeous experimental weirdness came about in the first place.
Blur return to their soft side with new song 'Under the Westway.' The ballad is one of two tracks they released online yesterday -- the other being the energetic and electronic 'The Puritan.' In contrast, 'Under the Westway' is thoroughly and intimately analog, to the point that frontman Damon Albarn says that he's "praying for the day that we turn off the machines."
A rumble of jungle drums and a constellation of distant, spacey guitar notes open ‘The Veldt,’ Deadmau5’s newest EP. Featuring the original self-titled track, two remixes, and a killer cut from hip hop legends Cypress Hill, the Canadian mega DJ’s newest record is the bounciest of popcorn electronic dance music.