Sorry for the mega delay on posting this. I highly suggest you check out UTR’s excellent list of the top 100 albums of 2012; it’s super thorough and I wrote blurbs on two of them (they’re down below).
Read the full list HERE.
A critic’s darling on both sides of the Atlantic, Britain’s newest and most promising songstress Jessie Ware delivers on all 11 self-assured tracks of her debut album, Devotion. With wholehearted sincerity, Ware manages to weave an otherwise worn-out pop narrative of love, loss, and hope through a deliciously expressive tapestry of sexy synths and modern alternative R&B. Better watch your back, Sade. © Under The Radar Magazine
Swedish pop darling Victoria Bergsman sounds as confident as ever on her third solo outing as Taken By Trees. Whereas sophomore album East of Eden was recorded in Pakistan, Other Worlds takes its inspiration from a more relaxed locale, Hawaii. It’s a laidback and dub-infused pop album brimming with enough sophistication and culture to help while away a few hours on the beach or bring some sun to a cold winter’s day. © Under The Radar Magazine