This one didn’t quite have me like their previous work. Some darker tones and interesting experimentation made this album with many tracks that I adore, but fails to have an overall feeling of the album. Luckily, even when Sigor Rós is not at their best, they’re still high among the best.
While it organized much of the calamity heard in their debut EP, this album has cemented The Venetia Fair as a real band to watch in the coming years. I loved this album and can’t wait to hear what they make in the future.
It’s not Radiohead but it’s still very, very Thom Yorke. A great buy for fans of experimental electronica.
Justice may very well be my second favorite band of all time. The excitement, and diversity of musically they bring to the genre is unparalleled. This new live album mixes both of their albums together to give you songs like you’ve never heard before. While still a must buy, there’s too much that’s too familiar to give it the year’s top spot.
Its been a wonderful year for electronic music. With Random Access Memories, Daft Punk takes you through the history of the music that shaped who they are today. Backed with a diverse array of tracks, the rolodex of sounds they throw at you combined with the endlessly catchy “Get Lucky,” make for a feast of sound. These elements along with the impeccable array of guest spots and old-school funk grooves culminate into the finest electronic album of the year.
Most Anticipated: The Black Keys