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23 Apr 2009 10:54


Music: Three recent albums Pitchfork says are worth your time

  • one Camera Obscura, “My Maudlin Career”: “The album feels as if it could have been released any time in the last 50-odd years, but the inspired arrangements – and, of course, Campbell’s indelible voice – make it sound fresh, too.”
  • two Art Brut, “Art Brut vs. Satan”: It’s a return to form after a just-OK second album, “a scrappy, romantic, and painfully hilarious return to loserdom. Coldplay will always be more popular. So what? I hate those guys!”
  • three Bill Callahan, “Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle”: They heart the Smog dude. “This self-portrait is so complex and subtle that it’s tempting to skip discussing the actual music, which speaks so eloquently for itself.”

19 Jan 2009 11:32


Music: Pitchfork’s latest love: Antony and the Johnsons

  • Simultaneously sparse and rich, The Crying Light mines maximum intensity from a relatively minimal mix of basic melodies, pithy lyrics, and understated arrangements.
  • Marc Masters • in his 8.6 review of Antony and The Johnsons’ The Crying Light, one of the year’s most-anticipated indie releases • source