Tag: Sufjan Stevens

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

The Mega, Mega Playlist of 2015

Over the past year, we’ve listened to thousands of singles – way too many to count. Throughout the year, we’ve shared many of them through three regular features – The Melodic Tonic, The Matinee, and The Weekend Showcase. While we could have rolled up all those singles into one mammoth playlist, that would have meant a playlist of nearly 1,500 songs, not to […]

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Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

Our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – The Full List

For ease, here is the complete list of our Favorite 50 Albums of 2015. Click on the sub-heading below to be taken to the original post and hear tracks from the artists. Thanks for reading and here’s to another great year of music ahead of us.   The First 15 Alabama Shakes – Sound & Color Algiers – Algiers The […]

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50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

50 Favorite Albums of 2015 – Part 3

Today, we reach the final 20 of our 50 Favorite Albums of 2015. From riot grrrl to psychedelic pop, from contemporary indie rock to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, from alt-folk to alt-country, the list is eclectic, diverse, and filled with the best of 2015. Read the final 20 LPs below. If you’re just catching up, you can find […]

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Rendition: Five New Remixes (Oct. 23)

Rendition: Five New Remixes (Oct. 23)

Because we receive quite a few remixes, we’ll change things up slightly and just post the remix itself and keep the words at a minimum. This week, we have five remixes for you to listen to and enjoy. BROODS – “Bridges” (Space Above Remix) We head to New Zealand for the first remix, where trio Space Above have taken Auckland […]

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Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Newport Folk Festival July 25th Guide

Some people might be a bit groggy getting up this morning after spending the evening at one of Newport’s fine eateries or watering holes or possibly at Deer Tick’s post-Newport Folk Festival shows at the Newport Blues Cafe (like us!). But with another full slate of great music starting “bright and early,” it’s time to get ready and head down […]

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Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Mundo – Perfect Harmony

Do you ever daydream about musical combinations that could be just magical? We’re not talking Donny & Marie type pairings (those two are siblings) or Beyonce and Jay-Z (they’re married), but collaborations that would just be like perfect harmony yet have not happened yet. We often think about it when listening to a song or an album and say to ourselves, […]

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Stranger Cat – “In The Wilderness”

Stranger Cat – “In The Wilderness”

Cat Martino has been releasing some incredible music for quite a few years now.  Whether collaborating with Sufjan Stevens, Sharon Van Etten, or releasing music by herself, it has always been obvious Martino has an incredible ability to create stunning music with her voice. After releasing mostly folky solo releases, Martino has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Sven Britt to create […]

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Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Mundo 20 – Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015 (Part 2)

Yesterday, we listed the first ten on our Favorite Albums of the First Quarter 2015. Today, here are the remaining ten albums. As always, they’re in alphabetical order. Celebrate the awesomeness of these fine artists. Lady Lamb Lady Lamb‘s unabashed approach to songwriting and unrestrained creativity made After truly stand out in a first quarter full of incredible records. Part of […]

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Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell”

Sufjan Stevens – “Carrie & Lowell”

Sufjan Stevens finally returns with his first proper album in five years – “Carrie & Lowell”. Thankfully, it is absolutely lush, gorgeous, personal, and possibly his best work to date. Gone are the electronic orchestration from his last effort, Age of Adz, replaced with stripped-down acoustics that leaves Stevens exposed both musically, spiritually, and emotionally. The new album title consists of the […]

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Matthew Hock of Phosphorescent joins The National for a song

Mundo 10: Cool Cameos

It’s the time of year where giving is better than receiving, so we thought we would highlight some of our favourite “cameos”. A few months ago, we did create a list of celebrity guest stars on videos, but this list is focused on musicians who have played or sung backup for fellow stars (ok, some of the below are more […]

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Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Mundo Musique: Stranger Cat

Cat Martino has been making music for quite some time, and has lent her stunning voice to many other musicians, performing and recording with Sufjan Stevens, The Shins, and Sharon Van Etten among many others.  Recently, she’s teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Sven Britt to create a new project called Stranger Cat.  The result is a strange electronic sound that is […]

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