Feb 14, 2011 — "Love More" works in slow motion, but with an uncharacteristically bold and dramatic statement attached: As the song progresses, she lets a bleak and troubled past lay the groundwork for a tiny mantra to live by.
Feb 15, 2011 — In the beautifully orchestrated "Brains," Oh No Oh My nicely sums up the age-old conflict between thoughts and feelings. The result is a fine love song for those who can't often get out of their heads long enough to engage with their own feelings.
Feb 28, 2011 — For almost four minutes, "Never Pay for the Farm" burns on nothing but a rough groove. Gang of Four's shrill guitar leads make a mess all over the mix, even sounding like a short-circuiting microwave at times.
Feb 9, 2011 — In "No One Asked to Dance," Deerhoof proves again that mystery is more seductive than truth.
Feb 11, 2011 — A wonderfully layered pop-rock song, Campfire OK's "Strange Like We Are" grows as it goes, with handclaps and three-part harmonies culminating in more powerful choruses.
Nov 10, 2013 — Preview new albums by Swearin', Cut Copy, Kronos Quartet, Luscious Jackson and Midlake.
Nov 21, 2012 — The Puerto Rican duo talk about their musical inspirations, politics and the day they spent in a mental institution.
Dec 30, 2011 — Anyone who's had a lousy year would do well to jam "The Show Must Not Go On" as the clock strikes midnight. It'll make a powerful soundtrack to a much-needed drowning of the past.
Nov 22, 2011 — Martin Leung's solo piano rendition of Koji Kondo's Super Mario theme music underlines the wit and invention of the source material. The result reveals just how much the composer inserted into what might have been a throwaway project.
Nov 20, 2011 — Whether you're having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, Thanksgiving is about family, food and the soul-deadening stress of logistics. So here's a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all.