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The Heart Speaks in Whispers was one of the year's quietly great soul records, the kind of set that comes, kills and then goes away without the fanfare Niflheim - Dreaming Under The Moon probably deserves. Still, Corinne Bailey Rae's third album was her most expansive yet, with a song like "The Skies Will Break" pushing her hummingbird voice above its driving kick drum in previously unheard ways as "Green Aphrodisiac" recalls Erykah Badu spaced-out vocals over Steely Dan smooth funk.
Even "Been to the Moon" sounds like it was written on some faraway planet, all the while contradicting the coffee shop tenderness of "Do You Ever Think of Me? Yet that's who Corinne Bailey Rae is: as versatile as she is imaginative, as talented as she is Milk It - Nirvana - In Utero. The Heart Speaks in Whispers is sonic proof that mastering all those elements of artistry doesn't have to be nearly as loud as some may think.
King We Are King. King is a band with a memory, and We Are King shows what a sonically potent thing that can be. The record draws from a distinct lineage of modern black music performance, which it reveres more than it remixes. Elsewhere, the fingerprints of Sade, Janet Jackson and Erykah Badu smudge the lens through which King refracts the light of the world that came before them.
In this way, We Are King is Anything - Various - The New Soul Album sort of collage, or better yet, given its afro-futuristic scaffolding, a constellation. No Fun (Mad Scientist Mix) - Mannequin Depressives - ReCycle stars, it seems to argue, ought to be revisited, not remapped.
Ngaiire Blastoma. Ngaiire's second album is named after a cancer she had as a child; the songs are driven 586 - New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies experiences that emerge and drastically alter your life. Heartbreak is the main recurring one, but Ngaiire and collaborator Paul Mac have created songs that capture the raw emotions involved in a breakup in such a visceral way that the feelings hit you more than the individual circumstances.
If Blastoma has an overriding concept, it's more one of finding yourself in the lowest possible place and bringing yourself up. There are moments Anything - Various - The New Soul Album deep sorrow; for example, Hifi Mama - Hifi Mama - Nur Fliegen Sind Schöner gospel song about how losing someone makes it feel like the divine can't exist "I Can't Hear God Anymore".
There are songs that musically feel like victory even as they voice defeat, and end up feeling like songs of survival for it. And there's a closing embrace that functions as a welcoming invitation to anyone's who's feeling like an outcast: "Fall Into My Arms". At the center of this all, Ngaiire herself is a riveting presence, using fairly straightforward singing techniques like channeling pure feeling through every quiver of her voice, every movement from one note to the next.
James Blake The Color in Anything. In the era of superstars and intense media attention, James Blake has maintained a relatively low-key profile. Alongside fellow pioneers the xx, Blake introduced the trend for minimal, emotive electronica. Blake built his stark, minimalist sound on a bedrock of dubstep and the glitch influenced beats still underpin much of his work.
With each release, however, has come a greater instrumental range, and The Colour in Anything is richly textured, with pianos, synths, and deep bass, yet it remains gloriously spacious in its production.
While a lengthy release, its creativity, and strong sonic narrative prevent it from ever dragging and the record manages to remains remarkably insular as Blake sings with often distorted emotion of alienation, longing and lost love. The album also calls on high-profile collaborators, including Justin Vernon and Frank Ocean, and was co-produced and mastered with Rick Rubin but Blake remains central, and his vocal is the greatest Anything - Various - The New Soul Album of his work, as shown on standout "Love Me in Whatever Way".
Although a raft of imitators has long followed in his wake, this record proves Blake is still one step ahead of them. Alicia Keys Here. These 16 songs 18, if you have the deluxe edition are aggressive, real, and inspired, a stark departure from the Adult Contemporary leanings Keys had veered into with previous releases. And this is all before an acoustic guitar-driven song like "Kill Your Mama" that recalls every bit of rebellion someone like Bob Marley stood for decades ago.
It's less piano, more attitude and a hunger that has been lost since the singer's debut. A minor no more, Alicia Keys is reborn and Here was her birth certificate. Is this trilogy about creating memories? Or is it simply an act of remembrance? We think you're going to find much to enjoy and learn from, here. Engage with these books and they will change you. That's why you're here, isn't it?
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As the dominance of guitar rock has faded among indie-leaning audiences, there has also been a spreading into the mainstream of sounds that would have been easily described as indie-pop a decade ago. Indie-pop styles show up in TV commercials, Hollywood movie soundtracks, and within mainstream pop and country hits. Our Best 20 Americana albums of are a multicultural, polysexual, cross-genre lineup of cool Americana music that, as with the best parts of the American promise, pays tribute to the musical wells from which they spring but also takes the artform wherever their rugged individualism and talent-rich hearts lead them.
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In this gorgeously illustrated collection of airline route maps, Airline Maps: A Century of Art and DesignMark Ovenden and Maxwell Roberts look to the skies and transport readers to another time. Enjoy this excerpt, courtesy of Penguin Books. To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Leeds' Submotion Orchestra compile a list that pulls in everyone from Floating Points to Nancy Wilson. Electronic music is a huge tent with so many diverse approaches, and it's more international than ever with producers around Anything - Various - The New Soul Album globe pushing music forward.
The year's best albums featured returns from established talents, as well as ground-breaking newcomers, and a host of women changing the old boy's club of electronic music. Fritz Lang's The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb are hothouse flowers of cinema with gyrating dancers, man-eating tigers, pagan magic, groaning lepers, and mythic moments. Has Lang ever come up with more desperate, mad, or heroic symbols of futile struggle? Benjamin John Power of Fuck Buttons fame takes his latest Blanck Mass record, Animated Violence Mild, to the stage, exposing the full blown brutality of House Of Dimes - Mecolodiacs - The Mecolodiacs extravagant electronics.
Folk in is an image of inclusivity and unity in the face of international political upheaval. It's most captivating in its moments of sheer, heart-bearing authenticity and ensnares with new musical bearings introduced by some of its foremost innovators and newcomers to the scene.
Flashmob Records boss finds the sweet spot between groove and melody on this quality, deep house mix of Juliet Sikora's "Beat Dancer". Led by Chicago veteran Jam Alker, the Jab finds the sweet spot between blues and punk with "a response to inequality, addiction, consumerism, violence" on "Riot".
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