Soundbytes: Top Albums Of 2014
2014 / Music / Top 10

Soundbytes: Top Albums Of 2014

When, during the dying days of December, it comes time to review what happened in pop music during the year that was, it seems inevitable that any list of achievements usually includes far too many records that never registered on the general public’s radar. The questions might be asked: Why didn’t we hear more about these albums earlier? And more consistently? Continue reading

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Concert Review: Neutral Milk Hotel’s Return Is Bonafide Second Coming
2014 / Live Reviews / Music

Concert Review: Neutral Milk Hotel’s Return Is Bonafide Second Coming

After years of self-imposed exile from music-making, Jeff Mangum and his underground-rock group Neutral Milk Hotel have seen cult-like audiences grow in their absence — one that sees the group as indie-rock messiahs. Their concert in Madison on Saturday night was a second coming that proved miracles really do happen. Continue reading