[ALBUM] Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell

As can be expected of an album inspired by a mother’s death, Sufjan Stevens’ latest is an unabashed, quietly intense, and heartbreaking album. But, Stevens doesn’t dilute his introspection with an attempt to be universally understood. Carrie & Lowell is not an album for us. It’s an anthology of sweetly-sung reflection elucidated for the sake ...

Listen Before You Die: Brendan Benson – One Mississippi

With a guitar on his back, a book of songs in his pocket and the promised glamour of stardom, Brendan Benson left the land of Jack White and Chrysler for mighty Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the Detroit-native classicist was welcomed with the abrupt news that Virgin records would be letting him go.

Sunday Spotlight: Detroit, Cuz it’s Been a While Since Motown…

Alright children, settle down. I know you were all waiting on bated breath for my usual Sunday selections (probably not, but I can hope!), so let’s do the damn thing. Detroit music has had some major impact on our culture in the last decade. Acts like Eminem and Jack White have diverted the flow of ...