"Talented with words," Andrew Savage sings at one point on his debut solo album, "but am I more than pretty verse …? "That's the question of the hour for the Parquet Courts frontman. Despite his reputation as a gifted writer, Savage still has much to prove on Thawing Dawn. Do his poetic, plainspoken statements still land without his band to back him up? Is this an artistically necessary project, or just a slight detour between album cycles?Thawing Dawn doesn't offer conclusive answers.
Jean-Sebastien Audet never seems to stay in one place for long. Since the Calgary pop prodigy moved to Montreal, his output as Un Blonde has encompassed everything from nervy post-punk to smooth R&B . Restless without seeming erratic, his songs feel less like experiments and more like the work of a confident, commanding artist.Good Will Come to You finds the musician/producer settling in without settling down.
It seems a bit obvious to point out the major changes on Cold Specks' third album. You can't step in the same river twice, after all, and artistic progression is to be encouraged. But beyond its clear stylistic changes, Fool's Paradise feels more like a notable transition point, one that sees artist Ladan Hussein stepping away from obscure pseudonyms to adopt a more experiential approach.The album maintains a placid calm on many tracks.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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