What are you listening to this week?

Hearing Françoise Hardy’s magnificent “Voilà” in Netflix’s The End Of The Fucking World got me thinking about Dirty Beaches, the former moniker of Alex Zhang Hungtai, who sampled the song in “Lord Knows Best,” a highlight of his breakout album Badlands. It’s an LP I was obsessed with back in the day, and while its…

Mount Kimbie’s Love What Survives is more tastefully curated playlist than album

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Back when genres still mattered, Mount Kimbie—a duo hailing from England, where genre names flourish like bizarre slang for snacks—took pains to distance itself from the “post-dubstep” tag it had been saddled with. “Post-dubstep is kind of a shitty name,” Kai Campos and Dominic Maker said in a Red Bull Music Academy…

Foo Fighters, Miley Cyrus, and more albums to expect in September

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

What are you listening to this week?

It won’t surprise Waxahatchee fans that the upcoming Out In The Storm (out July 14) is great; the question is more about the form Katie Crutchfield’s new album will take. 2015’s Ivy Tripp—No. 8 on The A.V. Club’s best albums of 2015—nicely balanced what my colleague Alex McLevy described as “hushed, spare…