The Drop: Destroyer – Poison Season

What makes a piece of music unique, or original? Conversely, what makes an album derivative, generic? Is it possible that these two polar opposites can coexist within a piece of music? These are questions I’m l...

The Drop: Beach House – Depression Cherry

In a statement issued on their Sub Pop page, Beach House expressed their desire to return to their older, simpler, more melodic style of dream pop while making their upcoming album, Depression Cherry: "In g...

The Drop: Hop Along Releases Painted Shut

Back in late 2000, when Thom Yorke was making promotional rounds for Radiohead’s upcoming masterwork Kid A, he expressed in an interview his sympathy for the point of view that rock music had “run its course”. ...