2017: Seventeen of the Best Album Covers

Some really nice graphic design in album art this year.  Striking or subtle, it was all there. These are 17 or so of the best. Not sure if I was just attracted to them, but covers with circles in the design seemed to predominate… [click image to enlarge] — Feist: Pleasure There’s probably a good…

10 (Or So) New Sounds for Summer

A cornucopia, a bounty, a plethora, a gallimaufry of new music from the last few months I’ve been listening to, destined to soundtrack summer. ————————- Fazerdaze: Morningside I stumbled on this one a few months ago while watching a Courtneys video on Youtube (who are responsible for another great 2017 album). Amelia Murray is Fazerdaze…

To Watch in 2016

I wrote a couple of short pieces on two of my favorite new (or at least, newish) artists as part of PopMatters’ “The Best Musical Hopes to Break Out in 2016” – Hayden Pedigo and Caoilfhionn Rose. Both have new albums coming out this year (Caoilfhionn’s first).