The Best Reissues/Live Albums/Compilations of 2019, #5 – 1

5. Stereolab, Mars Audiac Quintet (Duophonic) 4. Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Duophonic) 2019 was a glorious time to revisit, rediscover, or be introduced to one of the most important musical acts of the 1990s, as experimental legends Stereolab released lavish reissues of 1993’s Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements, 1994’s Mars Audiac Quintet, 1996’s Emperor Tomato […]

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The Best Tracks of 2018, #2

2. Robyn, “Missing U” “Can’t make sense of all of the pieces of my own delusions,” Robyn sings on her masterful comeback single, “Can’t take all these memories / Don’t know how to use ‘em.” In one sense, it’s the classic Robyn narrative that permeated such classic singles as “Dancing on My Own” and “Call […]

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The Best Albums of 2018, #4

4. Robyn, Honey (Konichiwa) In the eight years between her last two albums, pop music felt empty without Robyn. Her metamorphosis from teenaged Max Martin-produced pop star to trend-setting auteur is the stuff of legend, and you’d be hard pressed to find another artist who equals her in terms of vision. She has always been […]

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