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

Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob (2013)

I found myself in a quandary this week while listening to Frightened Rabbit’s fourth LP,¬†Pedestrian Verse.¬†It’s a very good album – the third solid outing in a row for the Scottish rockers – but I found myself wanting to rate it perhaps higher than it deserves, simply because it’s sober, important-sounding music. Much in the