The El Rey
Better than... chasing girls and cocaine through the backrooms of the world all night.
Dan Bejar (the frontman and only permanent member of Destroyer) tosses out albums at a regular clip with sprawling pop songwriting, guitar hooks to spare, and arch lyrics about lust, ... More >>
Two thousand eleven was the year in which musicians were praised for embracing their essences. M83 gets even more epic! Bradford Cox gets even more introverted! Drake gets Draker! The members of Wild Flag still rock!
Artists were also derided for the obvious: Odd Future proves they don't give a fu ... More >>
The New PornographersFor a band with four singers at least that many solo projects, the New Pornographers' fifth album Together sounds pretty ... well, together.
The Canadian collective is a supergroup in almost every sense of the word, and their power-pop adventuring has never felt fresher ... More >>
25. Prafit-"Nice Weather"
The nice weather is long gone--the ostensibly immutable Los Angeles sun blotted by kidney colored clouds and cold rain. So Prafit's ode to the sizzle of July feels like an antique postcard documenting endless light, chicken breasts smothered in BBQ sauce, and basement ... More >>