Adam Rondeau’s Top 30 Songs of 2013

In no particular order: “Ísjaki” – Sigur Rós – Kveikur “Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys – AM “Normal Person” – Arcade Fire – Reflektor “IV. sweatpants” – Childish Gambino – because the internet “Step” – Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City “Hannah Hunt” – Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the ...

The 50 Best Albums of 2013

Okay folks… The day has finally come. Our ducks are in a row and after whittling down our list from 5,769 to a mere 50, we’re exhausted. But, we’re also excited. 2013 was a pretty good year for music. I’d also like to remind you that although this list is called The 50 Best Albums ...

[PLAYLIST] Remix, Just For Kicks

Here’s a playlist of my favorite remixes with one simple rule: no artist can be repeated. The remixed is not the remixer of one of the other tracks or vice versa. It’s got everything from Hans Zimmer to Breakbot to Local Natives. Enjoy. Listen to the playlist here.

[SHOW REVIEW] Vampire Weekend @ The Orpheum

When Austin City Limits Festival released their schedule, I was perplexed by the organizers’ decision to place Vampire Weekend opposite of the Arctic Monkeys. Granted, Arctic Monkeys’ rockier sound and Vampire Weekend’s post-Paul Simon’s Graceland sound tend to draw different crowds, it’s like asking Beatles fans to choose between Paul and John. While I’m sure ...

Listen Before You Die: Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

Gorilla Manor is outstanding for four reasons. First, the drums. It’s not too often you hear an album where the drums are so far forward in the mix, mostly because it will typically distract from the melodic instruments. In this case, drummer Matt Frazier creates unique beats that deserve to stand out and don’t distract.

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