Feels Like is the culmination of everything Bognanno has learned about making music and, most importantly, about herself; an album of unflinching rawness full of tight, searing tracks that whizz along at breakneck speed.
Sometimes is the work of probably the best lyricist writing today, and roundly deserves to be an album for the ages.
Y Dydd Olaf is a marvellously magical mixture of elation, anger and sorrow and is very lovely indeed. With the opening salvo of her solo career Gwenno has added another album to the growing list of this year’s highlights.
Musically, Good Sad Happy Bad is both challenging and engrossing. But it's the simple yet subtle investigations into questions and actions that are intrinsic to our daily existence which makes this record so exceptional. It's pop music, but it says big things.
As with every Neon Indian album, VEGA INTL Night School can feel chaotic, effusive, even overwhelming at times. But, much like the proverbial “bright lights” of the city which provide the inspiration for this LP, it's dazzling, too.
He doesn’t claim to have all the answers—from a strictly epistemological stand-point, Jesso Jr. makes note of how little his experiences in the world have taught him – and it is surely the simplicity of the universe on Goon that offers it and the artist their charm.
With her newest effort, she takes the sonic pillars of electronic music—big hooks, beats, synths—and warps them to create a disquieting brand of avant-pop, a surreal landscape populated by the tragic everywoman.