Find Me On:
Glass Candy, Todd Edwards, and Panda Bear
Unsurprisingly great. You know you can buy and download this right now, yeah?
AOTW is James Holden – The Inheritors. But Soft Will is really good.
I apologize…should’ve read the whole thing.
Daftside, not Darkside
SZA, Secret Circuit, Fol Chen, Blue Hawaii, and Quadron. And maybe Rainbow Arabia.
Spoke too soon…out digitally today, it appears. Amazon and Insound list CD as next week and vinyl 6/25.
Not in the U.S. until next Tuesday.
So Daft Punk is really Will Oldham??
I really enjoy reading music criticism, which is partly why I follow Stereogum and a dozen or so other blogs. However, the James Blake backlash and the likely widespread backtracking are an example of some writers (not Miles) and consumers getting caught up in swirls of popular opinion which don’t stem from or result in critical thinking.
Hearing, personally evaluating, and being affected by music before reading others’ opinions can be a great thing, and it’s easy to get away from doing so with any regularity these days. I enjoyed listening to Digital Lion before reading people’s reactions to it, and my level of excitement for Overgrown has been appropriately adjusted…