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Archived Since:April 11, 2008

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A Moth To Your Flame

16 hours agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Redinho “Playing with Fire” I know lyrics are besides the point in a song like this – it’s really all about the tonality of the keyboard parts and the way the melodies seem to gently lean against the beat – but wow, this guy really isn’t messing around with the easy rhymes and clichés. I […]

The Space Between Us

GFOTY “Don’t Wanna/Let’s Do It” Here’s another track from the PC Music crew, and it’s one of the most bizarre and confounding pop songs I’ve ever encountered. The structure is glitchy and warped, but in a way, that’s not too weird. A lot of music now is glitchy and warped. This is interesting in how […]

Give It To The Cutest Girl

2 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Sophie “Lemonade” I don’t really know much about Sophie other than that despite the name, it’s a male producer. Or something. Not knowing anything about Sophie makes his songs feel even more alien than they already do – like “Bipp” before it, “Lemonade” is a pure, direct R&B/rap-derived pop song that feels like it’s been […]

Bet You Tell Her I’m Crazy

4 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Jenny Lewis “She’s Not Me” This is basically a song about seeing one of your exes go on to have a seemingly happy and stable adult relationship, and wondering if that relationship works entirely because their new partner is just a lot easier to deal with than yourself. The line that really stings is when […]

Words Won’t Do It

6 days agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Veruca Salt @ Bowery Ballroom 7/24/2014 Get Back / All Hail Me / It’s Holy / Straight / Forsythia / Spider-Man ’79 / With David Bowie / One Last Time / Don’t Make Me Prove It / Wolf / I’m Taking Europe with Me / Venus Man Trap / Celebrate You / Aurora / Museum […]

Born To Excite Her

Electric Six @ The Jewel (Rocks Off cruise) 7/22/2014 Nom de Plume / After Hours / Electric Demons In Love / Down at McDonnelzzz / The New Shampoo / Gay Bar / Gay Bar Part Two / She’s White / Hello! I See You / Pink Flamingos / Randy’s Hot Tonight! / Night Vision / […]

Mistaken For Slag

Bernhoft “One Way Track” My first impression upon listening to the new albums by this Norwegian R&B singer is that it’s one of the best engineered and mixed pop records I’ve heard in a while – it’s just got this wonderful presence and clarity, and this perfectly warm and fully central bass sound. The producer […]

The Line Is Disappearing

Absolutely Free “Beneath the Air” It’s pretty rare that a song can become its own genre, but that’s definitely what happened with The Beatles’ “Tomorrow Never Knows.” It’s impossible to hear anything with that particular type of rhythm and whooshing psychedelic ambience without thinking of The Beatles’ original, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. […]

Maybe I Don’t Need To Understand

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Bleachers “You’re Still A Mystery” I interviewed Jack Antonoff from Bleachers a few months ago, and I was impressed by his candor and ambition. We talked a lot about disappointing the indie world has become, and how it’s awful when artists consistently hedge their bets, especially when it comes to projecting real emotion in their […]

Coming Up For Air

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

The Acid “Basic Instinct” The Acid are a great example of something that in only a few years will sound very specific to this period of time, this pocket of years in the first half of this decade. This particular song sounds a lot like the more famous Alt-J, but I think this is a […]

This Procession Of Unchanging Days

2 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Phish @ Randall’s Island 7/12/2014 AC/DC Bag / 46 Days / Yarmouth Road / Devotion to a Dream / Free / My Sweet One / Back on the Train / Halfway to the Moon / Sparkle / A Song I Heard the Ocean Sing / The Line / Run Like An Antelope // Punch You […]

The Wave Is Rushing Through You

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Got A Girl “There’s A Revolution” Dan the Automator and Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Got A Girl calls back to a lot of music from the mid-20th century, but specifically sounds like a record from the very late ’90s that we’re only just hearing now. To a large extent this is just the Automator being the […]

What That Means To Me

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Caribou “Can’t Do Without You” Dan Snaith is very good with using negative space in his music. On his last record as Caribou back in 2010, he seemed obsessed with the way bass notes reverberate in space, and every other sound in the mix existed in a direct orbital relationship to the bass groove. This […]

Will I Ever Learn

3 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Brian Eno & Karl Hyde “Time to Waste It” The core of this song – the repeated guitar hook, the steady rhythm – is very calming. There are songs where endless repetition becomes numbing or anxiety-inducing, but this arrangement is so loose and airy that it encourages your body to loosen up, maybe even go […]

Hijacking Your Equilibrium

4 weeks agoMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Beck @ Central Park 7/1/2014 Devil’s Haircut / Black Tambourine / Soul of a Man / One Foot in the Grave / The New Pollution / Blue Moon / Lost Cause / Country Down / Modern Guilt / Think I’m In Love / Loser / Que Onda Guero / Paper Tiger / Heart Is A […]

You Came To Me In Truth

last monthMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

Slow Club “Suffering You, Suffering Me” “Suffering You, Suffering Me” initially doesn’t seem to stray too far outside of Slow Club’s established comfort zone – sure, Rebecca Taylor’s voice is a bit more overtly “soul” than usual, but it’s more or less in the same sort of slow, melancholy space as much of their first […]

This Much Happiness

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Museum of Love “Monotronic” Museum of Love is a new band led by Pat Mahony, the drummer from LCD Soundsystem. Mahony is hardly a James Murphy clone, but you can definitely hear how working with Murphy has influenced the way Mahony writes his own music, or maybe it’s more that you can hear how they […]

Get Your Mouth Open

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FKA Twigs “Two Weeks” FKA Twigs’ music very often puts a higher priority on interesting texture and ambience than melody, but “Two Weeks” shows just how incredible she can be when the melody and lyrics are as engaging as the surface of the track. The hooks in “Two Weeks” are still relatively subtle for a […]

That’s All That Love Is

last monthMusic / Rock & Pop : Fluxblog

A Sunny Day in Glasgow “Crushin’” I’ve been listening to A Sunny Day in Glasgow for a long time, and I think they are always at their best when Ben Daniels takes a relatively conventional sort of song and then cracks it apart and rearranges the layers without totally sacrificing the form of it. The […]

Make A Real Promise

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Clipping featuring Cocc Pistol Cree “Work Work” The complaint I’ve seen around about Clipping is that the quality and character of the group’s production style is greater than the actual rapping on the record, and I think I can agree with that up to a point. I have no problem with the rapping on the […]

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