In less than a decade, Stone has released five records. It’s been only two years since the release of “Colour Me Free!” but Stone’s latest album “LP1” is not only a new chapter in her recording career but the first on her own record label, Stone’d Records, in partner with Surfdog Records.
Death Cab For Cutie’s seventh album, “Codes and Keys,” is a thoughtful presentation whose layers grow richer and more complex from beginning to end. Its lessons of optimism in life and love also mark a departure from the darker sounds of the band’s previous albums.
The overly nasal Stevie Nicks of today has none of the texture of her “Gold Dust Woman” or “Sara.” Now, she just sounds downright garish, a reality all too present in the artist’s first album in a decade “In Your Dreams.”
There is something to be admired in a band like Fleet Foxes, which is heavily influenced by folk classics like Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, but manages to retain enough of its character to create its own distinctive sound.
“Angles,” The Strokes’ fourth LP, represents the re-realization of the potential of that collective whole and, at the same time, the band’s first steps in learning how to be a band again.
Electronic is the future. In doubt? Listen to the “TRON: Legacy” soundtrack, composed by French duo Daft Punk.