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Big Thief Back On Top With ‘Forgotten Eyes’

For the third time this year folk-rockers Big Thief get to the #1 of our loop. The Brooklyn combo who have released not one but two of the best albums of the year is our song of the week with ‘Forgotten Eyes’. On a singer/songwriter-heavy edition Mount Eerie with Julie Doiron and Julien Baker round up the Top 3.

And right when his former album ‘Blonde’ has been named by some influential critics the best of the decade, Frank Ocean‘s return with a teaser from his new opus is the week’s highest new entry. Also debuting, another song by Leonard Cohen‘s posthumous new album, as well as new ones by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds;Pusha T & Swizz Beatz; Destroyer; Bill Callahan; The Comet Is Coming; Courtney Barnett; TNGHT; Soleá Morente con Las Negris; Black Lips; The 1975… and The Nationals’ Matt Berninger with Phoebe Bridgers on the first taster of his first solo album. Check Our Loop in full here. Read the rest of this entry »

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REVIEW 2008: HONORARY MENTIONS – 21 BLOG DARLINGS


THE SHORTWAVE SET-No Social

Collectively nicknamed as Blog Rock, during this decade a big number of new artists discovered by the increasing presence of music blogs online, have grown to be a parallel world coexisting with the big-buck marketing of the four majors oligopoly, being a true engine for the industry’s renewal. Their influence was felt and in some cases intercepted, with some high profile ones closing down and some others watching their contents and ethos being modified. The remaining ones still fulfilled their gatekeeping role with clockwork precision and the following names were among their luckiest findings.

Apodados colectivamente como blog rock, durante esta decada un gran número de artistas noveles descubiertos por la creciente presencia de blogs musicales se han convertido en un mundo paralelo, coexistiendo con el ostentoso marketing del oligopolio de las cuatro grandes y consolidándose como un auténtico motor para la renovación de la industria. Su influencia se hacia notar y en algunos casos era interceptada, con algunos ejemplos notables cerrando sus puertas y otros viendo como sus contenidos y ética eran alterados. Los que quedaban siguieron cumpliendo su papel de filtro con precisión casi mecánica y los siguientes nombres se encontraron entre sus hallazgos más felices. Read the rest of this entry »

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