On ‘The House’, Aaron Maine attempts to hone in on the simple-minded yet charmingly authentic and relatable elements that made ‘Pool’ an enjoyable listen. Sadly, this might not have been the best approach.
The Student Playlist’s countdown of the Top 50 Tracks of 2017!
Romaplasm fills the chasm between the guy posting anime screencaps on his twitter account, and the Baths of ‘Obsidian’, to charming results.
Now re-issued as a deluxe box set with B-sides and remixes, Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ continues to be exceptionally relevant, owing to Kevin Parker’s musicianship as well as the thematic core of the album.
Lost Horizons’ ‘Ojalá’ is an album that makes you feel melancholic and nostalgic, but for all the wrong reasons.
‘MASSEDUCTION’ can be read both as St. Vincent being seduced into significant Pop culture relevancy and, conversely, her taking the entire medium of celebrity and Pop and making it work for her. Choosing to interpret it as the latter makes for one of the best and consistent listens of the year.
Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.
Chelsea Wolfe’s fifth album ‘Hiss Spun’ is so remorselessly, unrelentingly bleak that it becomes physically tiring.
Hundred Waters’ third album ‘Communicating’ sees them spread further from their folktronica origins to make themselves relevant and interesting all over again.
Mount Kimbie’s third album ‘Love What Survives’ sees them go further down the path of third-party collaboration with their post-dubstep sound, and it’s enjoyable without being definitive.