Album Review: Jackie Cohen – Zagg

Much like the artwork on its cover, Zagg, the debut LP from Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jackie Cohen is a beautifully messy creation. Rich in color and radiant in sound, the record is a poised display of penmanship, propelled by Cohen's infatuation with turning unlikely phrases into mesmerizing poetry. Her previous two EPs - the brilliant and … Continue reading Album Review: Jackie Cohen – Zagg

Album Review: Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising

Natalie Mering has a track record of pushing boundaries. Thus far in her career, she's had the odd ability to always seem left-field and out of the ordinary, yet fit seamlessly into multiple indie music circles. Over time, her experimental tendencies constructed a unique discography consisting of artful fusions of chamber pop and ‘70s-inspired singer-songwriter … Continue reading Album Review: Weyes Blood – Titanic Rising

Album Review: Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center

I'm of the opinion that collaboration doesn't get celebrated enough in mainstream music. Sure, there are plenty of landmark records that are a direct result of two or more amazing artistic talents linking up (DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy, The Postal Service's Get Up, etc.) but generally speaking, I think collab records are one the more exciting … Continue reading Album Review: Better Oblivion Community Center – Better Oblivion Community Center