The Rapture always seemed ahead of the second New Wave, and this album, with two tracks produced by Danger Mouse (somebody has to teach them to be cool), shows them moving away from snagging riffs away from the Talking Heads and graduating to the funk and hip-hop of the Tom Tom Club.
The Roots not only demonstrated a dominance over the field of artistically innovative hip-hoppers, but stand as a living testament to why Hip-Hop is seen by many to be the “new rock n’ roll.”
The music itself is a regurgitation of jerky, sampled electronic beats and attempted Eminem-style delivery with absolutely no flow.
Going strong, five albums deep, Atmosphere
Atmosphere made a good album in You Can’t Imagine How Much Fun We’re Having. Filled with solid beats, sultry samples and a thriving musical relationship between Ant and Slug, the album proves to be Atmosphere’s most impressive recording to date, helping place Minneapolis and the rest of the Midwest on the musical map.
Maktub is the band that slides you right past the “would you like to come up for a cup of coffee?” part of your date and right into the heat and passion.
Frontman Dustan Louque grew up in Louisiana listening to everything from Fats Domino to Ice T to Depeche Mode, and has spent the last few years living in the hipster mecca of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Long before late 90