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Take Me 2 The Jungle

2 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Basement Jaxx @ Central Park 7/1/2015 Good Luck / Unicorn / Power 2 The People / Red Alert / Taiko / Back 2 The Wild / What’s The News? / Oh My Gosh / Everybody / Never Say Never / Romeo / Jump N Shout / Buffalo / Raindrops / Do Your Thing / Rock […]

Gol’ Darn Gone And Done it

3 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Shania Twain @ Madison Square Garden 6/30/2015 Rock This Country! / Honey, I’m Home / You Win My Love / Whose Boots Have Your Boots Been Under? / I Ain’t No Quitter / Love Gets Me Every Time / Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You) / Any Man Of Mine / Ka-Ching! (instrumental) […]

We Are Just Animals And Don’t You Forget It

4 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

The Last Hurrah “Can’t Wait No More” The Last Hurrah’s first two albums bent and stretched a Norwegian take on traditional British and American folk music into odd shapes, with a particular emphasis on contrasting harmony with drones. Their third record, Mudflowers, pushes in a very different direction, with the duo of HP Gunderson and […]

The Way We Always Will

5 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Metric “Cascades” The sound of “Cascades” is heavily indebted to Kraftwerk, which is typically a sign that This Is A Song About The Future And Technology. Thankfully, that is not the case for this song. Emily Haines is instead using a cold, precise, robotic sound to convey the feeling of stoic repression of emotion. This […]

The Queen Of Insomnia

Janet Jackson “No Sleeep” It’s a bit of a relief that Janet Jackson’s first single in seven years doesn’t make it look as though she’s straining to seem young or trying to conform to the sound of whatever was popular on the radio a year ago. “No Sleeep” is just Janet doing one of her […]

Love Is A Brawl

Vince Staples featuring Jhené Aiko & DJ Dahi “Lemme Know” “Lemme Know” has a strange, just-slightly-off feeling to it, partly because Jhené Aiko and Vince Staples rap all the verses in unison. The effect is pretty similar to when Tricky and Martina Topley-Bird did this trick back in the ‘90s – there’s an implication that […]

Voice Like A Symphony

Leon Bridges “Lisa Sawyer” This is a doo-wop song in the style of The Flamingos, and it’s performed and recorded so faithfully that it wouldn’t be hard to convince someone that it’s actually from the late ‘50s or early ‘60s. It certainly has that wonderful, hyper-romantic shimmering moonlight quality to it, and this casual gentlemanly […]

Take A Note From My Philosophy

D’Angelo and The Vanguard @ Forest Hills Tennis Stadium 6/21/2015 Ain’t That Easy -> jam / Betray My Heart / Spanish Joint / Really Love / The Charade / Brown Sugar / Sugah Daddy -> extended funk jam // Till It’s Done (Tutu) / Untitled (How Does It Feel?) D’Angelo and The Vanguard “Sugah Daddy” […]

Fantasy Meets Reality

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Shamir @ Music Hall of Williamsburg 6/17/2015 Vegas / In for the Kill / On the Regular / I Know It’s A Good Thing / Hot Mess / Make A Scene / Christmas Card / Demon / Youth / Darker / Call It Off / Head in the Clouds / I’ll Never Be Able to […]

Perfect For Each Other

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Swim Good x Merival “Since U Asked” I love the lateral progression of this song – it seems as though it’s set up for something like a verse/chorus/verse structure, but then just drifts through other moods instead. It feels more like a complete thought this way, with the lead vocals establishing a theme and a […]

When You Believe, They Call It Rock & Roll

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Spoon @ Kings Theatre 6/16/2015 Rent I Pay / Knock Knock Knock / Don’t You Evah / The Way We Get By / Small Stakes / My Mathematical Mind / The Ghost of You Lingers / Satellite / The Beast and Dragon, Adored / I Turn My Camera On / Do You / The Fitted […]

I Will Be Gone

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Holly Herndon “Morning Sun” Holly Herndon’s music is done few favors by her most fawning press, which tends to indulge the contrived gallery “artist’s statement” rhetorical of her promotional materials and talks about technology in a way that already seems hopelessly behind the curve. I’m sure Herndon believes what she’s saying and is no kind […]

You Keep Living Incompletely

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Bully “Sharktooth” I’m still not over the novelty of there being several young women making very good, very dynamic, very provocative iterations of mid-90s alt-rock in 2015. I suppose there is a certain inevitability about 20 year fashion cycles in music, but it still seems to me like a resource that had become incredibly scarce […]

I’ll Work On Calming Down

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Emily Skeggs “Changing My Major” I remember thinking that it was very strange that Alison Bechdel’s comic book memoir Fun Home had been turned into a stage musical, and just assumed it would be extremely maudlin and dreary. The actual show is very emotional, but also very dynamic and entertaining, and highlights a dry wit […]

Praying For A Friend Is Contagious

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Belle & Sebastian @ Radio City Music Hall 6/10/2015 Nobody’s Empire / I’m A Cuckoo / The Party Line / The State I Am In / Dirty Dream Number Two / Perfect Couples / Piazza, New York Catcher / Allie / Cat with the Cream / If You’re Feeling Sinister / The Wrong Girl / […]

Those Drunk Texts Were Getting Pretty Lame

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Makeshift Shelters “This Song Is Definitely Not About A Boy” The title of this song is a lie. This is a full-on emo/pop-punk rant about an ex, but unlike the majority of the music in that genre, this is a woman tearing into some obnoxious dude in great detail. Everything in this song is so […]

At The Edge Of History

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Jenny Hval “That Battle Is Over” “That Battle Is Over” seems to exist in a strange liminal space – between form and formlessness, between deliberate sexiness and a resistance of sexualization, between the personal and the political. Jenny Hval’s lyrics move through a series of provocative and interesting thoughts, but the connection between all of […]

Maybe Next Time Will Be The Last Time

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

No Joy “Moon In My Mouth” A very overrated aspect of music culture, particularly online music culture, is chasing after baby bands and hyping them up. It’s the music culture equivalent of the people who rush to type “FIRST!” in a comments section, and it’s more about people trying to accumulate social capital than anything […]

Floating Above Everybody

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Jim O’Rourke “Half Life Crisis” “Half Life Crisis” is the kind of song that’s so straightforward and melodically pleasing that you don’t really pick up on how lopsided its structure is until you actually give it a close listen, or look at it laid out on a page. The first chunk of the song is […]

Bizarre To Say The Least

last monthMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Damaged Bug “The Frog” Damaged Bug is John Dwyer from Thee Oh Sees. The difference between the two projects is that Thee Oh Sees is more of a traditional rock band where he plays electric guitar, and Damaged Bug is more of a studio band where he plays synthesizers. There is otherwise not that much […]

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