The Best Music of 2013 (So Far)

It’s been a bleak year for music. Not “bleak” in the sense that there hasn’t been any good music. On the contrary, 2013 – only halfway through – has already outstripped both 2012 and 2011 in quality of albums (and quantity of those albums, too). I mean “bleak” in the sense that somebody needs to

Nataly Dawn – How I Knew Her (2013)

For a singer who made her name covering Lady Gaga and Beyonce in a YouTube cover duo, Nataly Dawn has crafted a remarkably assured and old-fashioned debut that is always intriguing, even when it’s not completely successful.¬†How I Knew Her doesn’t even seem to exist in the same world as the aforementioned performers; there’s no