I Missed Us
Sounds Like: The girls that dominated the Urban R&B charts of the early ’90s have been missing for almost 15 years, and they return with some great new tracks.
Free Association: Big ups to Lamb, Beyoncé’s “Countdown” producer— he turned it out.
For Fans Of: Destiny’s Child x TLC + En Vogue, Janet/Michael/Prince, fairytales.
Sounds Like: Philadelphia’s own grime rock outfit’s lo-fi debut of mirky, psychedelic and polished-up chaos is a creepy but excellent listen, preferably at high volumes.
Free Association: Some songs will put you in a trance, then slap you violently awake.
For Fans Of: My Bloody Valentine + the Stooges, Velvet Underground, noise.
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Sounds Like: The legendary French composer and multi-instrumentalist/soundtrack man has a second US LP and it’s a creative mix of instrumentals and shredding rock.
Free Association: He’s done a lot more than Amelie—check out 2010’s rad Dust Lane.
PW's Music Issue 2014