Album reviews in 30 seconds or less.
Be The Void
Sounds Like: West Philly’s resident rock royalty’s seventh studio album is all killer, no filler—packed full of vibes and moods drenched in their psychedelic, ambling rockness.
Free Association: Creativity is alive and well and in Philly.
For Fans Of: Spoon/the Kinks x Destroyer + Local Natives, Baltimore Avenue funk.
Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Sounds Like: A bit of a return to form after a couple flops, the French duo’s score to the classic silent film is indeed a synth-heavy, dreamy electronic trip worth taking.
Free Association: Love 2 was so bland, this feels like Han Dynasty spice level 10.
For Fans Of: Boards of Canada x Daft Punk, Stereolab + New Order, cosmic skronk.
Sounds Like: A debut of dance-friendly and catchy summer music—an exciting and eclectic mix of neo-soul and R&B-flavored tracks from London’s Jamie Scott.
Free Association: How is it possible that so much soul comes out of white Londoners?
For Fans Of: James Blake x Mark Ronson, Fitz & the Tantrums, breaths of fresh air
PW's Music Issue 2014