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2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Modern Composition

We continue our march into the new year with our report on the season’s slate in Modern Composition, including everything from solo piano to full fledged orchestra, movie scores to melting glaciers.  On this page, we’ll encounter the sweetness of

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

We love the experimental genre, because we’re never quite sure what we’re going to get.  This season it’s an album in which plastic is the only instrument, others that experiment with vocals in completely different manners, and a whole lot

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Experimental

We love the experimental genre, because we’re never quite sure what we’re going to get.  This season it’s an album in which plastic is the only instrument, others that experiment with vocals in completely different manners, and a whole lot

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Electronic artists use a wide array of tools, from warm pads to abrasive textures.  Some songs are created for dancing, some for spiritual escape; tracks with sharp edges must be memorized before bodies can move with confidence.  As well as

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Electronic

Electronic artists use a wide array of tools, from warm pads to abrasive textures.  Some songs are created for dancing, some for spiritual escape; tracks with sharp edges must be memorized before bodies can move with confidence.  As well as

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

2019 Winter Music Preview ~ Ambient and Drone

Happy Year of the Pig!  Now that we’ve put the old year to bed, it’s time to look forward once again.  Every new year brings a mixture of hopes and fears, but it also brings a reliable supply of brand

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ The Top 20 Albums of the Year

After 2500 submissions and 350 reviews, we finally have a winner!  Our top album of 2018 comes from a prolific female artist who has unveiled a dozen releases in the last five years.  This one is her best to date.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Rock, Post-Rock, Folk & Jazz

2018 started off slowly for post-rock, but picked up steam in the closing months.  Many of our favorite acts were quiet this year, leaving the door open for others to be noticed.  One band even made a triumphant return after

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.

ACL 2018 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

When averaged, the Modern Composition category included not the most submissions, but the best.  We wish we could make this a list of 20, but then we’d have to double every list, and not every category features this many excellent releases in a given year.