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Owens has been empowered by his transition from a fairly straightforward indie surf-rock, Coachella-playing band to a more experimental solo career that shares the eclecticness of his musical talent.
Iceage’s pent-up frustration is very good news for the listener—judging by “How Many,” there will be plenty of energetic angst to fuel their upcoming album, "Plowing into the Field of Love."
“Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” continues Thom Yorke’s search for a transformation. With the total abandonment of guitar, the addition of repetitive and pulsing synths, and a new, emotionally reserved sound, Yorke presents his most minimalistic and contemplative work yet.
Although the intro proclaims that Kendrick is “not a rapper, he's a writer, he's an author,” the song doesn’t demonstrate Kendrick’s narrative prowess to the extent of his past work. It does, however, evidence Kendrick’s versatility.
Most recently famous for wearing a giant bow on her head at President Obama's inauguration, this is obvoiusly the beginning of Franklin's comeback.
After his 13-year hiatus, 43-year-old Richard James proves that the way to push electronic music forward isn’t by searching for the ultra-bizarre, but by taming and combining the sounds we know into a work as mesmerizing as “Syro.”