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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 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.

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and

Daniel Bjarnason ~ Collider

We’ve been fans of Daniel Bjarnason from the start, and with each new release, he’s continued to cement our initial reaction.  Collider is a spectacular album, collecting compositions from the artist’s “American period,” initially written for ensembles in Cincinnati and Los Angeles and

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ Top Ten Modern Composition

Modern Composition was our hottest genre this year, with 28 albums nominated for only ten spots.  From solo piano to full orchestra, consonance to dissonance, giving up to going on, these picks represent a grand variety of composed sound.  Their

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

Hundreds of albums are released every single day.  So how does one stand out?  By making a great first impression.  Great art calls attention to great music.  On this list, appearance is everything.  We enjoyed each of the albums listed below,

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Nadia Sirota ~ Tessellatum

Award-winning violist Nadia Sirota has been many things: the host of NPR’s Meet the Composer, a member of yMusic and Alarm Will Sound, a spokesperson for modern composition.  With Tessellatum, she becomes something else:  fun.  One look at the video for “Letter O”, with its

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s

Valgeir Sigurðsson ~ Dissonance

The inner sleeve appears to portray the artist striding from darkness into light, but look again; the inside of the hanger is illuminated, while the outdoor light is fading.  The album was conceived during “the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s