||What could be more gothic than choruses first?|
||"Knights in Shining Armour"
||Defenders of the Crown (Re-Release)
||Reissue of a great 2003 album of German epic power-metal catharsis.|
||Sorcier des Glaces
||"Dense Nordic Veils Fall Upon My Realm with Grandiose Obscurity"
||Moonrise in Total Darkness 2016
||I don't think this is a parody of depressive black metal, but I'm also not totally sure how it would necessarily be different if it were.|
||"Nothing's Ever Over"
||This is what my songs would sound like if I were way better at it and liked less-self-conscious bands.|
||This is what my songs would sound like if I made Swedish doom-laden melodic death metal.|
||This is dance music made by, or possibly for, HVAC ductwork.|
||"In My Arms"
||In My Arms +1
||The club scene cut from Frozen.|
||It's perfectly reasonable to assume the "melo" in "melodrama" means melody.|
||"Non so più amare"
||Although the "drama" in "melodrama" also kind of means melody.|
||White Noise (Deluxe Version)
||Pvris could easily open for CHVRCHES and be the bridge from metropopolis to pixie.|
||If you liked John Cale reworking Music For a New Society, you might like this post-tour mini-album of Wire allowing themselves to experiment in the studio.|
||Maybe a Kate Bush young today would start off sounding like this.|
||If you can cover a city in snow, even briefly, so many other versions of clean suddenly seem possible.|
||What if ABBA had started been launched by SXSW instead of Eurovision?|
||"We Don't Belong"
||It is possible to make music by singing into a cave of ice and pedals and ephemeral reeds and imaginary strings.|
||It is possible too to pull back out of the cave on a Steadicam helicopter so that the mountains fan out with your breath.|
||From The Womb
||But obviously the cinematic quality is illusory right up to the moment when it shatters.|
||Razones de Peso
||And you find yourself in Medellín and you start a punk band.|
||Niki & The Dove
||"So Much It Hurts"
||Everybody's Heart Is Broken Now
||"Niki & The Dove" sounds like a name Prince would have given a band, and this record of fluttery, nostalgic Swedish synthpop is at times as close to Prince's gossamer glamor as anything.|
||White Sea owes more to Garbage.|
||Garbage, in turn, sounds like the reunion of Lush has reminded them where they came from themselves.|
||Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties
||"Green Like The G Train, Green Like Sea Foam"
||Cat Stevens as emo.|
||Half Hearted Hero
||"Same Old Same"
||What if you aren't sad but you like the way the sad music sounds?|
||"Feed Her to the Wolves"
||Paper Dolls (Deluxe Edition)
||Let's play master and servant. But with Roombas.|
||"Today Your Love"
||The Undoing (Deluxe)
||Then afterwards, we eat the Roomba by moonlight.|
||And then the zombies.|
||"Everything at Once"
||A Torrid Marriage of Logic and Emotion
||But Toronto indietronic indie rock survives.|
||Owen Pallett Frankmusik Calvin and the Hobgoblins Oscar.|
||New Wall / I Want U To Love Me
||J-rock going for rock drama without visual kei glam.|
||J-metalcore going for pummeling intensity without visual kei diffidence.|
||In Australia, the synthesizer has no natural predators.|
||In Lithuania, the drum machines play only kick-drums on quarter notes, but it is enough.|
||Lonely The Brave
||But in Cambridge, the other one, there are guitars.|
||Gates remind me of Camden. Gates are a post-rock band from New Jersey. There's a Camden in New Jersey, but Camden were a pre-post-rock band from Wisconsin.|
||They have guitars in Sweden, too.|
||Midnight Kino +1
||What if the Buzzcocks had wanted to be Slade?|
||In Finland, post-rock blends into chamber-pop. Not just there, I guess; Sola can join my Agent Fresco / Haken vapor-rock package-tour.|
||Meanwhile, there's turbo folk.|
||"Nothing Left To Say"
||Don't Wake Me Up
||K's Choice + Little Mix.|
||Outside, somewhere, there is always America.|
||"Rocket League Ye"
||Generation Gaming X
||Green Light Theory
||"Our Last Day"
||Afterthoughts - EP
||The metal that Killing Joke would sound like if they were really metal.|
||Victory - The Greatest Hits
||A Bond best-of opens by taking bow-pop into epicore.|
||The less-flowery alien alternative to Botanist.|
||Sheffield : Crookes :: Leeds : Marsicans.|
||"Han gör himlen blå"
||ABBA : Roxette :: Roxette : Blender.|