“Music” Archives

Alchymeia - Raison d'être

Raison d’être’s Alchymeia Is a Jung-Inspired Soundtrack Through the Shadows (Review)

Raison d’être’s dark ambience may begin in the shadows, but it’s never content to stay there.
Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)

Cinema has lost one of its most admired, acclaimed, and distinguished composers.
The Honeybear - Hampshire & Foat

The Honeybear by Hampshire & Foat (Review)

This “children fairytale book concept album” is full of enchanting, beguiling music.
Slowdive at KEXP, October 25, 2017

Watch Slowdive’s Lovely Performance for Seattle’s KEXP

Proof that Slowdive’s lush shoegaze pop holds up perfectly well outside studio walls.
Justin Timberlake, Prince, Super Bowl LII

Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom

Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?
Phil Elverum

In Rotation: Mount Eerie, Ride, Fine China, Amy Annelle, Josh T. Pearson (Review)

Heart-breaking music about death; dreamy electronica from shoegaze giants; inspired ’80s pop; plaintive, old-timey folk/country; and goofy country-punk.

11 Albums For Welcoming Back (and Weathering) the Winter Cold

These are albums that I tend to gravitate towards once the skies turn grey, the mercury drops, and the snow begins to fall.
Nabihah Iqbal

In Rotation: Nabihah Iqbal, Heligoland, Opus Science Collective (Review)

An impressive debut that feels both nostalgic and original; exquisitely composed dreampop; and super funky future funk.
Slowdive @ Pitchfork Live

My Favorite Songs of 2017, Featuring Cloakroom, Grails, Lingua Ignota, Mount Eerie, Slowdive & more

This mix is a collection of songs that helped me get through the year — that encouraged, uplifted, challenged, and yes, moved me.
12 Decembers - 12 Decembers

12 Decembers’ Lush, Heartfelt Pop Wears Its Heart on Its Sleeve (Review)

This remarkably strong debut is filled with simple-yet-affecting tales of love at its best and worst, all wrapped in gorgeous pop arrangements.

25 Albums I Look Forward to Hearing in 2018

The Breeders, Fine China, Grimes, My Bloody Valentine, My Favorite, Wild Beasts and many more are waiting for us in 2018.
Twenty Years and Counting - Various Artists

I’m Celebrating 20 Years of Blogging with Opus’ First Compilation: Twenty Years and Counting

This compilation spotlights the diversity of musical talent that Opus has focused on over the years.


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