MMJ played an amazing set on December 14 at Madison Square Garden. Spectators had the enormous opportunity of watching one of the best live acts in the world pay tribute to Gil Scott Heron by covering one of his early hits The Bottle along with Brian Jackson (on the flute), longtime collaborator and friend of GSH. Check it out below, Enjoy!
From the album that got the third slot on out list of Best Albums of 2011, here’s the video for Panda Bear’s “You Can Count On Me”, directed by the one an only Danny Perez. The video is mostly all tripped-out visuals that will melt through your eyes, oh…and a dog sticking its tongue out at the end. It has some great colors and a nice flow. Check it out!
Most year-end lists have been published and we’ve noticed that they are all very different. That means that this year saw many great releases and that the best albums of the year weren’t as clear as the past few years. Or maybe it means that every music blog out there is truly beginning to have they own voice and niched tastes. Both of those two things are good things. This year we decided to make our Best Albums Of The Year list in the most objetive way possible and rated each album with 4 categories: Replay Value, Originality, Musical Complexity and Innovation & Riskiness. Here are our results.
30) Toro y Moi – Underneath the Pine
29) Real Estate – Days
28) Pure X – Pleasure
27) Atlas Sound- Parallax
26) Cass McCombs – Wit’s End
25) Washed out- Within and Without
24) The Caretaker – An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
23) The Strokes- Angles
22) Young Galaxy- Shapeshifting
21) Shabazz Palaces – Black Up
20) M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
19) Tv On The Radio – 9 types of light
18) Metronomy – English Riviera
17) Zola Jesus- Conatus
16) Balam Acab – Wonder Wander
15) Wu Lyf – Go tell Fire to the Mountain
14) St Vincent – Strange Mercy
13) My Morning Jacket- Circuital
12) Korallreven – An Album by Korallreven
11) The Weeknd – House of Balloons
10) tUnE-yArDs – w h o k i l l
9) Destroyer – Kaputt
8) Radiohead – The King of Limbs
7) The roots – Undun
6) Black Keys – El Camino
5) Julianna Barwick – The Magic Place
4) Bon Iver – Bon Iver
3) Panda Bear – Tomboy
2) James Blake – James Blake
1) Girls – Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Some time ago, we published the official album audio of Lana Del Rey‘s new song “Born To Die”. Today, we have the official video for you to watch. Visually, it’s a pleasure, narratively, not very interesting, but we’re interested in sharing this because of how she has come to be a mediatic monster, who rose to the top thanks to social media and well-thought out marketing plans… and that is always interesting. Her album will be out Jan 31st, it will be an interesting day. Enjoy.
You voted and the results are in, check out our readers picks for the best 10 albums of 2011. Tomorrow we’ll publish our list of the best 30 albums of 2011 according to The Weird Fishes. Cheers
We hadn’t heard much about AU in a while. It’s exciting to know that they’re to release a new album next summer. Here’s the first taste of it, the folk freakout jam “Solid Gold” with a melting sax that will make you want to move incessantly and arrhythmically. It’s like a trip to your local circus. Enjoy.