Posts Tagged: Virgin Babylon

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

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

First Half Highlights ~ The Top 20

We’ve reached the midway point of 2018, and polled our staff to discover their first half highlights!  This is a great way to keep track of what we’ve reviewed so far and are still enjoying in July.  We suspect many

world’s end girlfriend ~ MEGURI

world’s end girlfriend won ACL’S Album of the Year award in 2016, but has been mostly quiet since.  In 2017, he lent his skills to a film score and issued a set of Last Waltz remixes.  In 2018, loss brought him back

world’s end girlfriend ~ MEGURI

world’s end girlfriend won ACL’S Album of the Year award in 2016, but has been mostly quiet since.  In 2017, he lent his skills to a film score and issued a set of Last Waltz remixes.  In 2018, loss brought him back

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

ACL 2017 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

The mainstream and the avant-garde meet in the field of film scoring.  Even those who don’t follow instrumental music are likely to own a few soundtracks.  When movie scores break big, their themes are seared in the public’s ears.  Despite

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.

World’s End Girlfriend ~ Last Waltz

This is an album for the end of the world.  Katsuhiko Maeda writes, “we are dancing on the shaking ground … until the end.”  World’s End Girlfriend‘s album is so massive, so apocalyptic, and yes, so contagious that it becomes a

World’s End Girlfriend ~ Last Waltz

This is an album for the end of the world.  Katsuhiko Maeda writes, “we are dancing on the shaking ground … until the end.”  World’s End Girlfriend‘s album is so massive, so apocalyptic, and yes, so contagious that it becomes a

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.

ACL 2015: Top Ten Experimental

The cool, the crazy, the distinctive ~ every artist and album has a shot here.  In this section, we celebrate music that’s clearly different from the competition.  Experiments don’t always work, but here they have; these risks have produced rewards.