From Aphex Twin to Squarepusher to Flying Lotus, here are the braindance greats
The Out Door columnists Marc Masters and Grayson Haver Currin select their 20 favorite experimental releases of the year, featuring everything from wordless hymns sung by ghosts, to brain-massaging minimalism, to solitary field recordings, to a symphony of cicadas.
World weary rap courtesy of Vince Staples and Future. Vulnerable folk from Joanna Newsom and Sufjan Stevens. Thundercat and Kamasi Washington’s astral musings. The welcomed comebacks of Dr. Dre and Sleater-Kinney. All of that and more makes up our Top 50 albums of the year.
Marc Masters and Grayson Currin explore the work of legendary guitarist Loren Connors through the eyes of his comrades: wife and musical partner Suzanne Langille, and collaborators such as Jandek, Jim O’Rourke, Alan Licht, and more.
Our look at the songs of the 1990s continues with Nos. 100-51.
Artists no longer fully controlling the context of their work can be exciting for listeners, but does it marginalize those doing the creating?
Our P2K coverage of the decade in music continues with our Top 200 Albums of the Decade-- here's #200 to #151.