Justin Vernon’s third Bon Iver album is a weird and wonderful thing
Various : 21st Century Chill Out
Necessary or evil? We're partial to CD3...
Ah, with all this chilling, you're spoiling us. Three CDs - entitled 'Sunset Café', 'Departure Lounge' and 'Coffee Shop' - mirror the three faces of chilling: global beats (aii!), world whoosh (double aii!), and some nice domestic feelgood music.
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Necessary or evil? We're partial to CD3, with Midfield General's 'Reach Out' and Lambchop's 'Up With People' (Zero 7 remix). The rest is over-produced, tremulously sung, bad rainforest documentary soundtracking. Freezing in liquid nitrogen's too good for 'em.
With their bigger and better second album, London-based indie/dance band Boxed In have earned their breakout moment
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California’s coolest lift their usual murk on a free-spirited, adventurous third album at odds with its ‘mature’ description
The New York new wave reprobates’ debut delivers instant gratification via boisterous choruses and loveable melodies