1. Delta Spirit, Delta Spirit (2012)
“When I started to let myself be a little more free, I was so much happier.”
Here are twenty songs that all aren’t necessarily new, but there’s a good chance you haven’t heard some of them before.
He is the total package.
Finally, with “Reflektor,” the first cut off the eponymous new album, we can begin to hear what this quasi-supergroup sounds like. Murphy’s touches — the throbbing bass, the squawk of scratchy needles — are unmistakable.
This expression of male vulnerability is needed in our culture, but the price at which Berninger is selling it may be too high.
On “Keep You,” Natalie’s smooth, raspy voice is sort of weird and coos over a soulful haze that feels like an indie twist on an old school sound. I was just waiting on somebody to light a joint on stage.
2012 put a positive spin on the lives of obese impoverished folk from the South with the HYSTERICAL and DEVASTATING reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
The songs we made up in our heads in our bedrooms and recorded for months in isolation, everybody is now singing them back at us. People are shouting and dancing. The lights are really bright and colorful and I feel like I’m going to catch fire.
There has never been anything overly studied about what Natasha Khan does. Onstage, she could be hanging out in her childhood bedroom back in the English countryside – goofing off, experimenting. And yet this is her job, and she is very good at it, which doesn’t seem fair.