The Best Tracks of 2017, #7

7. Charlotte Gainsbourg, “Deadly Valentine” “Deadly Valentine” is simple in its approach: recited wedding vow text atop an airy electronic arrangement. What Charlotte Gainsbourg and producer SebastiAn create, however, is a fusion of romance, tragedy, light, and darkness…which you can dance to. It’s a track that bridges art and pop like few others this year, […]

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The Best Albums of 2017, #9

                    9. Goldfrapp, Silver Eye (Mute) One thing I’ve always enjoyed about Goldfrapp is how they never like to repeat themselves, instead preferring to shift gears, no matter how commercially successful the previous album was. Not only does it speak volumes about the integrity Alison Goldfrapp […]

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The Best Tracks of 2017, #15

15. St. Vincent, “Los Ageless” Annie Clark dares to take on some well-worn themes on her excellent album MASSEDUCTION – depression, drugs, heartbreak, the vapidity of the material world – but she does it with such a fresh perspective that it feels original. “Los Ageless” is nowhere near the first song to complain about life in […]

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