REVIEW: Nick Hakim - Green Twins | ThrdCoast
Laura Kerry The cover of Nick Hakim’s debut LP sports a surrealist, green-hued landscape with a detached eyeball gazing at itself in the mirror. Like an updated Salvador Dali painting, it seems to comment on the way the mind perceives itself. The eyeball is bare and exposed, suggesting vulnerabili
Weighing of the Heart, by Nabihah Iqbal
Weighing of the Heart by Nabihah Iqbal, released 01 December 2017 1. Eden Piece 2. Something More 3. Saw U Twice 4. In Visions 5. Alone Together 6. Zone 1 to 6000 7. Feels So Right 8. New New Eyes 9. Slowly 10. Eternal Passion 11. Untitled Friday With the release of her debut album, Nabihah Iqbal makes two big announcements. Firstly, that she’s leaving her old Throwing Shade moniker behind. By embracing the name she was born with, she proudly wears it as a female British Asian artist making…
Understanding The Divine Feminine In Smino’s ‘blkswn’
Smino is joined by a host of female collaborators on his debut album that prove that where there is woman, there is light. More often than not, debut albums present an artist’s voice through dynami…
Over a well-played hand of wistful, bright-eyed, and reflective beats, HNDRXX strikes a near-perfect balance between a man still licking his wounds and a man emerging from a long, dark night.
Laura Marling: Semper Femina
With Semper Femina, Laura Marling uses a broad study of femininity to explore complex relationships between women. The album is filled with beautiful observations on the psychology of friendship.
Folk Songs - Kronos Quartet | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic
Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Folk Songs - Kronos Quartet on AllMusic - 2017 - The Kronos Quartet have famously refused to allow…
Drake: More Life
Drake's course correction to VIEWS bursts with energy—more South African house, more grime, more Kanye. It's a long player made for luxuriating and a total immersion into Drake's world-pop lifestyle.
Back in 2004 a rising young countertenor released his first solo recording of arias by Handel and Mozart (Arte Nova, A/04). The performances, though technically promising, were a little bloodless emotionally – no match for their many rivals. With his latest disc, Franco Fagioli returns to Handel for the first time as a recitalist since that early effort, and this time the results are arrestingly, uncompromisingly thrilling.
Review: First Aid Kit, 'Ruins'
It should be obvious: Ruins is about endings. On their fourth album as First Aid Kit, indie-folk darlings Klara and Johanna Söderberg reckon with adult heartache like never before—perhaps because they never had cause. Outwardly, at least, the Söderberg sisters are an astonishing success, a traditionally gifted pair of Bright Eyes fans from Sweden who were singing with Conor Oberst by the time they released their second album, The Lion’s Roar, in 2012. Their third, 2014’s Stay Gold…
Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Led by singer Frances Quinlan and her remarkable songcraft, the Philly band’s third album is warm and spacious, filled with rich stories rendered beautifully in the abstract.