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Atoms for Peace | AMOK
Kid A , Radiohead's confounding electro-rock masterpiece, is officially hitting puberty.
| March 01, 2013
Flying Lotus | Until The Quiet Comes
On Until the Quiet Comes , his reliably solid fourth studio album, Flying Lotus's Steven Ellison continues to bang out mind-bending electro-donut jams for folks who don't quite "get" electronic music.
Warp Records (2012)
| October 05, 2012
Radiohead | The King of Limbs
| March 04, 2011
Flying Lotus | Cosmogramma
Only an experimental laptop artist whose music exists primarily for pensive white weedheads would purport his new album to be “basically the studies that map out the universe and the relations of heaven and hell.”
| April 30, 2010
Bands of brothers
I'm living the most local life I've ever lived right now in Dorchester," says Chris Hislop, bespectacled guitarist in the long-running Boston band Piles.
'Hislopalooza' is a family affair
| March 12, 2010
Instrumental music isn't very dependable at conveying specific non-musical subject matter.
Christian Scott's political science, Anita Coelho's connections
| March 12, 2010
FYI: Thom Yorke has renamed his band and they're playing Boston on April 8. Tickets on sale next week!
UPDATE: Tickets to Thom Yorke & Atoms for Peace, April 8 at the Citi Center in Boston, go onsale March 5 at 10 am. CitiCenter...
| February 25, 2010
Tight but loose
I had never come across the adjective "jangular" until I visited the Glowkid website.
Jangly + angular = Glowkid
| January 22, 2010
Coachella 2010 announced: Jay-Z, Muse, Faith No More, Pavement, Gorillaz, Thom Yorke
The lineup for this year's installment of the Coachella music and arts festival was announced today. The headliners: Jay-Z on Friday, Muse on Saturday, and...
| January 19, 2010
The Big Hurt: Attention whoring and headline parsing
Slow news week.
Music news in brief
| September 18, 2009
Off the record?
Pity the album. After a half-century of embarrassingly public body issues, our essential rock unit has not entered the new millennium looking very healthy. EPs are way more in vogue, MP3s have intangibility on their side, and 12-inches just sound imp
Ten albums to get . . . while we still have albums
| September 18, 2009
New Thom Yorke solo, "The Present Tense"
Thom Yorke, who unveiled a new song just last week for that Marc Mulcahy tribute, also debuted a new song just yesterday during a solo...
| July 20, 2009
PJ Harvey wants your fucking ass
PJ Harvey's two albums with John Parish are not her best work. (Go ahead and argue it, if you like.) The first, Dance Hall At Louse Point , was a surprise departure from her game-changing To Bring You My Love , an album that sold far less than Madonna
PJ Harvey + John Parish | House of Blues, Boston | June 6, 2009
| June 12, 2009
The strange world of Bat for Lashes is a lot like ours
Kapow! Bat for Lashes conquers darkness with Two Suns
| April 24, 2009
Bat for Lashes | Two Suns
Natasha Khan became a sort of viral video sensation a couple of years ago with her inventive video for "What's a Girl To Do."
| April 10, 2009
When I asked Chris Daltry just where exactly his acclaimed quintet the 'mericans had been hiding out, the founding father of the rootsy rockers was quick to deflect any insinuation that the Providence group had been slacking.
The 'mericans are comin' back 'round
| March 24, 2009
Music seen: Radiohead night
The idea for a show collecting talented Portland musicians performing as Oxfordshire's Radiohead began almost a year ago.
At the Big Easy, January 3
| January 07, 2009
Fans cheer; earth weeps
It’s a bummer that the four-plus hours I spent in my car feeling guilty about barfing loads of carbon into the air is most salient in my mind, because, as always, Radiohead delivered an awe-inspiring show.
Radiohead at Comcast Center, August 13, 2008
| August 19, 2008
Every last one of you who votes in our Best Music Poll is a treasure; but blessed are those who write-in.
Stand up for your write(-ins)
| May 07, 2008
Last month, Radiohead thrilled the big black glasses off thousands of hundreds when they posted stems for the public to download, remix, and upload to the band’s Web site to compete for listeners’ votes.
Fans redo Radiohead — astonishingly — well
| April 29, 2008
“We wanted to make you aware that you need to get approval before making arrangements of other writers’ work” — oops.
Amplive's Rainydayz Remixes, approved by Thom
| March 12, 2008
Ebb and flow
The good news is that we still have our own major company, Boston Ballet, and it made its first international tour — to Spain — in more than a decade.
Dance: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
The year the music thrived
Bad times for the big guys have generally been good news for the rest of us.
National pop: 2007 in review
| December 17, 2007
Seán Curran’s dance looks like a formal exposition of movement, but after a while you begin to imagine webs of social interactions, relationships, and hidden histories.
Seán Curran at the Tsai Center
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| October 30, 2007
The growing gap between the shabby, brick-and-mortar world we all inhabit and the sleek, digital one we’ve all been promised widened just a bit.
Getting into Radiohead’s In Rainbows
| October 16, 2007
Mixed and matched
For fans of the 4/4 beat, summer is defined by DJ mixes that go from the car to the beach to the patio with ease.
Four premium mixes to get your summer started right
| May 29, 2007
The new tastemakers
It’s a cliché by now, but the Internet allows you to be whomever you want to be.
Does Pandora know you better than you do?
| January 31, 2007
Producer extraordinaire Nigel Godrich’s new Internet TV show, From the Basement, is splendid in theory.
Wait for it...
| January 30, 2007
What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| January 02, 2007
Donnelly on her previous bands
| October 30, 2006
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