I’ve fallen woefully behind on reviews this year, but part of this is the overwhelming amount of great music that’s out there right now. Check out some of the best of the best. Also, don’t forget to follow my continuously updated mix on Spotify.
Beck has changed a lot over time, but the music he’s making right now is probably my favorite. “Blue Moon” is absolutely wonderful.
I’d never heard of Highasakite before I saw them opening for London Grammar last week. After they kicked off the set with a powerful version of this track, I was hooked.
Up a totally different alley, is the indie pop song “Needle” from Born Ruffians. I need to check them out more.
On a more dour note, haunting “Past Life” from Lost in the Trees will get under your skin.
Can’t forget the work of Broken Bells (James Mercer of The Shins plus Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley). This one is called Perfect World.
For something a little more instantly gratifying, hope about this remix of Bad Suns?
I could go on and on, but with new releases from The Hold Steady, Nickel Creek, Coldplay, and Black Keys on the horizon, things look like they’re going to get better and better.