My biggest problem with Neon Bible may be the mix, although it feels lame to pan an album on technical grounds.
I’m listening to Joanna Newsom’s album, Ys, for the third time today, and I’m still not sure what to make of it.
I’ve never been to a funeral. I don’t have a car. These facts don’t prevent me from enjoying The Arcade Fire’s first LP, Funeral.
I’m still trying to figure out whether it’s a good or bad thing that one of their main influences seems to be The Human League.
Mates of State makes joyous, full-throated, big-hearted music, and it’s a wonderful thing to hear.
The propulsive rhythms and laminated production are no longer at odds, but combine to create a sense of clarity and urgency, of an understanding of what’s wanted and a desperate desire to pursue it.