Rondeau’s Top 30 Songs of 2014

In no particular order: “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!” – Kishi Bashi “Salad Days” – Mac DeMarco “Mr Tembo” – Damon Albarn “Repeating Motion” – RAC “Permutations” – Lo-Fang “St. Roch Blues” – Hurray for the Riff Raff “Flying Saucer Blues” – Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s “Gold” – James Vincent McMorrow ...

MacLean’s Top 30 Songs of 2014

It’s never easy summing up an entire year of music in just thirty songs but here’s what it came down to. Click the image above to listen to all of the songs in a neat little Rdio playlist. “I See More” – Ages and Ages – Divisionary “Grizzly Bear” – Angus & Julia Stone – Angus ...

The Best Minnesota Albums of 2014

Minnesota is, and probably always will be, one of the most underrated music hot beds.  It has finally gained some traction on the hip-hop side of things with the success of Soundset Music Festival but for the rest of the bands it’s still a struggle to get out of the shadow of Husker Du, Prince, ...

[PLAYLIST] You & Me

Good afternoon! If you aren’t in a relationship currently and you hate everyone that is, I suggest you move along. This post is dedicated to those in love. A playlist for the unrequited, dumped and/or forgotten will be posted tomorrow… If you are in a relationship, however, and you need to sweeten your already-great plans ...

[ALBUM] Jeremy Messersmith – Heart Murmurs

Last time we heard a full-length release from the Minneapolis’ Jeremy Messersmith, he was channeling the pop melodies of people past on The Reluctant Graveyard (one of 2010’s finest pop albums). On Heart Murmurs, released last week, Messersmith focuses on the many facets of love. Surprisingly this seemingly stale idea doesn’t come across stale at all. On the opening track, ...