St. Vincent, St. Vincent: The latest from St. Vincent is a confident and oft-surprising collection of rock songs. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Amanda Petrusich says: Clark is justifiably tense about modern times (about the possibility that existence has become too performative, that we're mediating all of our experiences via one screen or another) and in "Digital Witness," she sings dryly about those collective approximations of reality: "People turn the TV on/ It looks just like a window," she… more »
Sure, we play Bach, Beethoven and Mozart -- though we also dig the early music of Tallis, chance works by Cage, arias from Verdi and John Adams, as well as the composers on New Amsterdam records. Everything here was released after 2008, too, which is another way of declaring that notes written down on paper are still some of the most exciting ones to hear in all of contemporary music. more »
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