The house concert: an undying part of music culture
As recorded music became more widespread, we slowly entered the age of large arena concerts, and house concerts fell out of favor. Recently, however, the house concert scene has been seeing a resurgence, primarily in the United States.
Orville Peck subverts country music conventions with “Bronco”
In this new “bro-country” movement, subversion is completely lost, which is why someone like Orville Peck, with the first two chapters of his latest album “Bronco,” is so important for this era of country music.
Out of a two-year hiatus, Mitski explores relationships in ‘Laurel Hell’
“Laurel Hell” takes an axe to the typical idea of love songs and gives us a deeper, realer, more melancholic take on the gray areas of struggling through a relationship.
Grace Conheady’s “Hello, Goodbye, and In Between” is an elegy for those in limbo
While you can just sit and let the instrumentals envelop you in a hazy fog of sound and be perfectly content with the album, focusing on the lyrics adds extra depth that is perfect background fodder for a good cry.
Aminé emerges from quarantine with ‘TWOPOINTFIVE,’ his most exciting experiment yet
Aminé takes hyperpop and smoothens out its rough edges — what results is a sugary pop rap record that translates his eccentricity into music.
Silk Sonic’s timeless sound outlives critics’ questions of its authenticity
Silk Sonic manages to bring nostalgia for a beloved era of music, whilst perfectly balancing a carefree self-awareness of its parody with serious artistry.
Feeling all too unwell: The impact of Taylor’s new heart-wrenching short film
The thing about “All Too Well” is that most people have their own person they think of when they hear it, and the short film does a good job of drawing out the memories of that person.