In 2019, the titans of Norwegian black metal sound like they might even be having a little fun in the process.
While embracing Curry’s roots, ZUU commands multiple listens due to its nonstop energy, charismatic performances, and crowd winning hooks.
Faye Webster provides a blueprint for artists interested in the cross-pollination of historically alien musical cultures.
Here Comes the Cowboy is a lifeless listen, and it doesn’t sound like Mac is having much fun either.
While this latest effort could be pigeonholed as “dad rock”, Vampire Weekend sounds anything but dialed in. Father of the Bride is a solid collection of tunes that in no way point to Ezra Koenig peaking as a songwriter.
O’Malley and Anderson allow each note to pulsate through the chest of their listeners. While Life Metal definitely provides enough to satisfy the ear, this is truly music meant to be felt.
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