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Judy Mills’ Top Ten Albums of 2016

Solange: A Seat at the Table – Fierce and important and somehow dreamy. Nick Cave: Skeleton Tree — A document of time about grief and aging from a brilliant and talented mind. Abra: Princess — The Duchess of Darkwave writes songs on her computer then releases them on Periscope. And I’m okay with that. Physic Heat: […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2016

Honorable Mention: Summertime 06 by Vince Staples. The only reason this record is an honorable mention is because it didn’t hit wax until the day before my list last year was made. Vince Staples might single-handedly save hip-hop, and he’s only warming up with Summertime ’06. 10 Princess by Abra. Technically an EP, Princess by ABRA is dark […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2015 [Judy Mills' Picks]

10) Title Fight Hyperview–not the hardcore emo band you remember.  This record shows a more shoegaze version of the band that I keep going back to. 9) Joanna Newsom Divers–Will not convince you if you are not a Joanna fan.  But if you are, you’ll love “Divers” for being more concise but equally ethereal. 8) Low Ones and […]

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Top Ten Albums of 2015 [Brian Clifton's Picks]

Last week, I counted down my favorite local releases. This week, I’m moving on to my top ten albums of 2015. 10. Art Angels by Grimes. In her latest release, Grimes shows that not only does she have a penchant for making uber-catchy electronica but that she is an extraordinary singer as well. 9. Blood […]

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12/4/15 New Releases at Mills Record Company

Nat Adderley — Work Song Mike Adams At His Honest Weight — Preparation Age Alex Bleeker and The Freaks — Country Agenda Avicii — Stories The Beatles — 1 BORNS — Dopamine Coldplay — A Head Full of Dreams The Early Motown EPs — S/T 7″ boxset Elvis Costello and the Attractions — Trust Entertainment […]

‘Wild Onion’- Twin Peaks

  Monday on my blog while discussing “Big Dusty,” the noirish new single from Pro Era leader Joey Bada$$, I used the phrase “old soul” to describe how the 19-year-old sounds on wax. His rasp, combined with an affinity for sunny mid-90s boom bap, puts him out of sync with the current hip hop world. […]

‘They Want My Soul’- Spoon

  I’ve listened through Spoon’s They Want My Soul at least 12 times since the Austin quintet’s eighth studio LP was made available for streaming last Monday. Part of that is a requirement for writing a review. I have to know what I’m talking about and the easiest way to gain that knowledge is to […]