Posts Tagged: ACL 2016

ACL 2016: Sound Propositions

2016, eh…? I say this every year, but I find it increasingly difficult to put these kinds of year-end retrospectives together.  The December rush often means a lot of records get left behind, some newer records get overvalued while those

ACL 2016: Sound Propositions

2016, eh…? I say this every year, but I find it increasingly difficult to put these kinds of year-end retrospectives together.  The December rush often means a lot of records get left behind, some newer records get overvalued while those

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: The Top 20 Albums of the Year

The last album we reviewed this year ended up being the best ~ in light of the title, a fitting end.  Our cover image is taken from its lead video; the actress seems to be giving the album a closer listen.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

ACL 2016: Top Ten Rock and Post-Rock

As autumn approached, we were worried; where were all the good rock and post-rock albums?  But at the end of the year, they entered in a flurry.  What began as a disappointing year turned out to be incredibly solid ~

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Modern Composition

This year’s most competitive category overflows with life, even though some of its subject matter is death.  This is a golden era for modern composition, which borrows from its ancestors in classical music but pushes it forward for newer generations.

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2016: Top Ten Field Recording & Soundscape

Few people would guess that the Field Recording and Soundscape section of our site would also be its most timely and political.  And yet, as this year’s selections indicate, the genre is far more than nature recordings. While these continue

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Experimental

Here’s our fun section; few will be able to predict the contents. Haunted ballrooms, washing machines, stuttered poetry and mythological black dogs all find their place under the experimental umbrella.  Some people may call this “different” or “difficult” music; we

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest

ACL 2016: Top Ten Electronic

The electronic section is where we find the beats, but they’re not always for dancing; in fact, none of these albums is a straightforward club set.  Instead, these artists use beats as a framework on which to hang their wildest