My Bloody Valentine
Death Grips’ MC Ride was the star of the day
Desert Daze has managed to gather another impressive lineup
the FYF fest was always going for the unique and original
Full disclosure: in the mid-90s I did a tropical Latin music show on WPFW-FM so I wasn’t paying attention in those years to Anglo-American music, and in the late nineties I had a kid and was too exhausted to keep up, but in the mid-00s, I did go back to fill the gaping lacunae. I’m sure I missed some major tunes, so feel free to let me know what they are.
Her best song in years and the jewel in the ARTPOP crown, and the penultimate number on the album , just before “Applause” and ending the album on the highest of highs, this is a pop ballad of both beauty and seriousness. Major stuff for Gaga fans – A
Are You With Me Now – Cate Le Bon – Terrific pop song with a 1960s Marianne Faithful flavor and a Florence Welch method but with a sense of restraint. One of the best songs of the year – A
Rick Ross went from a Biggie Smalls soundalike to a big fat gangsta rapper with a major maybach crew and a headlining slot at Beacon Theater this Friday. If he lives long enough he could be as big as Big Pun.
When You Sleep – My Bloody Valentine – From their album before last, they owe a sonic debt to JAMC but paid it back years ago and they’ve paid it back in full and here the melodic feedback and close harmonies are a harbinger of sound to come – A