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Sibylline Leaves - some (vague) post-conference thoughts

Last week I was in London for the excellent Sibylline Leaves: Chaos and Compilation in the Romantic Period conference. In this post, I’ll try to cobble together some coherent thoughts generated by the event, particularly in terms of how the ideas raised relate to my own work on collage in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. 583 more words

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'lust for life' becomes the singer's lana-iest release yet.

Lana Del Rey might just be the world’s most unconventional pop star. In her debut album, Born To Die, Lana did what newcomers could only dream off, she established her sound, her aesthetic, and developed a rabid fan base. 712 more words


A Black Mile to the Surface by Manchester Orchestra

The fifth full-length studio release for the indie rock band led by Robert McDowell was produced by Catherine Marks and John Congleton.

Label: Loma Vista… 14 more words


Tye Tribbett Announces Album Release Date And Drops New Video

Gospel fans can finally rejoice now that Tye Tribbett has finally announced the release date for his highly anticipated albumĀ The Bloody Win.

Last Wednesday, the Grammy-winning artist dropped the lyric video for the latest single from the album, entitledĀ “Already Won,” and he plans to release an advance song every three weeks leading up to the release on Friday, October 13. 73 more words


Jain - Zanaka (2015)

The French / African singer’s debut album is unlike anything you’ve heard before. From the opening songs of “Come” to “Mr. Johnson” to the addictive “Makeba,” Jain has crafted a debut album not at all dissimilar to Nelly Furtado’s 2000 debut “Whoa Nelly.” It’s a thrilling blend of many genres primarily organized around African tribal beats, with the singer’s distinctive, heavily-accented vocals layered on top of the irresistible music like maple syrup on a pancake. 32 more words

Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly! (2000)

After a series of eclectic studio albums that go anywhere from distinctive (2003’s Folklore”) to mainstream (2006’s “Loose”), it’s peculiar to return to Nelly Furtado’s debut album. 130 more words