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Posts Tagged ‘Joy Classic’
Personality is essential to a lyricist’s success. That ability to connect with an audience—that earnest charm—endeared listeners to Maryland rapper Phil Adé when his debut, Starting on JV, was released five years ago. His likability and effortless flair for flipping syllables had him pegged as the next local artist on the brink of stardom after releasing [...]
Fuck Buttons is an uncensored group—and that goes beyond FCC-fineable offenses. The duo from Bristol, England, creates mysterious electronic assaults that haunt listeners on its latest album, Slow Focus. Tracks like “Year of the Dog” are aural hellscapes decked in ominous choruses, manic strings, and pulsating synth tones. Despite the dark tone, the album retains a [...]
It’s easy to forget that Kevin Barnes, Of Montreal’s enigmatic leader, was once a twee-pop maestro. The group’s new album, Lousy with Sylvianbriar, harkens sweetly back to the days of Cherry Peel and The Gay Parade, reemphasizing, for the first time in at least 10 years, simple guitars over glittery synths. It’ll be interesting to see how the change [...]