The sequel to the Balloon Party, another collaboration of music made by several brony artists to hopefully raise enough money to go to several conventions for bronies.
A new EP released by Alex S including five brand new songs. Including a song sung by Odyssey.
Welcome one and all to my first annual top 10 albums and songs of 2012! I used to do lists like this on my now defunct blog and via Twitter. but here it is for InternetFreaks!
A$AP Rocky is proof of how much rap careers have accelerated: The 24-year-old Harlem MC is just making his major-label debut, but he's already facing the expectations and challenges once associated with second or third albums. Blame it on 2011's strikingly confident Live. Love.A$AP mixtape, whose pan-regional charm – a blend of syrup-slow Houston hooks, double-quick Midwest flows and Big Apple arrogance – made him a star.
Tupac's sixth and last studio album was a massive critical success and is one of the hip hop albums that really defines the 90's.. but how was it to a modern audience over 15 years later?
The eclectic dubstep producer's third full-length manages to draw his diverse influences together into a streamlined signature sound.
Brian Eno invented ambient music. He actually spent a few weeks thinking about it, then gave it a name and made an album of it that became famous. Just like that. You could argue that Bill Haley invented rock, or that Kraftwerk invented electronic dance music, but both acts were simply at the vanguard of emerging musical zeitgeists that sprung up from spontaneous meetings of new musical technologies – electric guitars for Haley, voltage-controlled sequencers for Kraftwerk – and cultural movements. Eno made his mark single-handedly.
Steven Ellison called his breakthrough album as Flying Lotus Los Angeles, and his music still has a strong metaphorical connection to the city. He's an admirer of producers like Dr. Dre, but Ellison's vision mixes the pulse of contemporary urban life with an extra dose of sci-fi futurism.
"This is a foreground." That was the last lyric left hovering in the mist of Grizzly Bear's breakout 2009 album, Veckatimest, and it's a pretty good image to describe what it's like to listen to one of their records. The key word there is "a," signifying one of many.
A title like America promises an ambition-- a sweeping take on life in these United States, or at least one man's personal panoramic view of same-- that people may not be expecting from Dan Deacon. And yeah, that's unfair. As carefully constructed as the work of any highbrow electronic savant you'd care to name, Deacon's music alone should clearly paint him as a smart dude, a thinker, and a craftsman.