On the Record: The War on Drugs, Kelly Rowland & More

By Bill Chenevert
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Kelly Rowland 


Here I Am


(Motown)


Sounds Like: The Destiny’s Child castoff will never outdo her more talented sister-friend. She kills some gay bar bangers, but a few tracks feel cheaply made.


Free Association: Somehow she straddles the line between gay icon and hood diva.


For Fans Of: Toni Braxton x Craig David, Big Sean/Lil Wayne, 
a lil’ bump ’n’ grind.


The War On Drugs


Slave Ambient


(Secretly Canadian)


Sounds Like: A beautifully gentle sophomore collection of tunes pulled 
off by four Philly friends who love Dylan.


Free Association: A Dylan love as robust as their Kenzinger consumption.


For Fans Of: Big Star x Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, 
jamming in Fishtown.


Canon Blue


Rumspringa 


(Temporary Residence)


Sounds Like: A lovely second LP from an electro-folkie expanding his sound and recruiting help to build a big, beautiful, sonically conceived tour around the midwest.


Free Association: Remember Bon Iver’s LP of location songs? This is like that, but better.


For Fans Of: Sufjan Stevens x Serge Gainsbourg, 
Boards of Canada, Paul Bunyan.


Heartsounds


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1. janay said... on Sep 27, 2011 at 04:59PM

“are u on drugs sorri women '”

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