by Michael McCarthy Each year, I feel overwhelmed before writing a “best albums of” list. There are always so many releases that I’ve loved during any given year, it makes it very difficult to narrow them down to a reasonable number. (When I first listed my best from this year, it was 144...Read more
Monthly Archives: December 2015
CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Butch Walker – “Santa’Self (F*ck Your Christmas Party)”
#songoftheday / VIDEO: Diplo & Sleepy Tom – “Be Right There”
Diplo doesn't need help from anyone else to create a mammoth EDM banger, but he's collaborated with Sleepy Tom here anyway and you can thank your lucky stars that he did because the result is a truly invigorating beast of a song. It also features gorgeous vocals,...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: PSY: 칠집싸이다 THE 7TH ALBUM
Are you among the 60 million people who’ve seen the zany video for Psy’s big comeback song “Daddy” yet? If not, click play above already! Do it! Suffice to say that Psy is back with his crazy dance moves, amusing sight gags, and lots of general weirdness. The song isn’t bad either. Actually, the...Read more
#songoftheday / REVIEW: Clément Bcx – “Miracle In The Middle Of My Heart”
It's a fantastic song that skirts between sounding like mellow singer/songwriter music and throbbing club beats and in the end there's a gospel style chorus that enters the picture and elevates it into something truly unique. ...
#songoftheday Mindy Gledhill – “Little Soldier” (Live Music Video)
"Little Soldier" is a beautiful Christmas ballad by the always fabulous singer/songwriter Mindy Gledhill. ...
#songoftheday / REVIEW: Đông Nhi ft.Mei: “BOOM BOOM”
If this song doesn't impress you, well, then you're probably someone who gets all bent out of shape whenever they're in line somewhere and they hear someone speak to their kids in a foreign language. ...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: CHRIS SAVOR: INTRO EP
Sometimes you listen to something and it’s so unique that you feel like it’s a miracle that it even exists, which is certainly something you could say about Chris Savor’s Intro EP. For starters, the spctra-produced songs somehow manage to marry Chris’ soulful vocals with dark R&B, 2 step and even trip-hop sounds,...Read more
KILLER AUDIO: WHITE SEA: “GANGSTER NO. 1”
RED HOT PROG: OCEANS OF SLUMBER: “WINTER”
#songoftheday / REVIEW: DELTA DEEP: “TAKE ME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS”
Delta Deep was originally started as an "extreme" blues project by Def Leppard's Phil Collen in 2012. Today the band's sound is more like one part rock, one part soul and two parts blues. In addition to Collen, the band features Stone Temple Pilots' bassist Robert...
#albumoftheday / REVIEW: LNDN DRGS: AKTIVE
They might be called LNDN DRGS — London Drugs, get it? — but they actually hail from California. Their music is the perfect marriage of Jay Worthy’s relaxed rap delivery and producer Sean House’s jumpy bass lines and globs of old school synth. Together, they make music that’s both modern and retro all...Read more
#albumoftheday REVIEW / INTERVIEW: BRITNEY SPEARS: BARE (UNOFFICIAL ALBUM PRODUCED BY GRYVES)
Review and interview by Michael McCarthy Last week fans of Britney Spears were treated to a special release, BARE, an unofficial album containing over a dozen unreleased songs produced by a fan who calls himself Gryves, otherwise known as Dani Alcázar. More than a compilation of demos, the songs on BARE have been...Read more
REVIEW: SOPHIE: PRODUCT
“I can make you feel better, if you want to,” a female chirps on “Bipp” by SOPHIE, the name used by London-based producer Samuel Long. Or perhaps it’s actually Samuel singing and he just raises the pitch on the vocals so that they sound female? In any case, SOPHIE has become quite the sensation...Read more