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

Cloud Cult – Love (2013)

It’s nothing new these days to find bands who merge organic, orchestral instruments – horns, violins, pianos – with more traditional rock instrumentation. Of Monsters and Men, The Decemberists, Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura: the list goes on. Few of those bands, though, operate at the sheer scale of Minneapolis collective Cloud Cult, who take