By Rob van Alstyne
By Zach McCormick
By Emily Eveland
By Jack Spencer
By Michael Madden
By Reed Fischer
By Emily Weiss
By Emily Weiss
So I'm still reeling from the snuff-film/nightmare vibe this song's video gives off, but "Wrong" is Depeche Mode in ace Depeche Mode, er, mode, which is undeniable. Still, I'm awaiting a slate of YouTube goofs wherein protagonists are shown making bad workaday decisions—hitting the wrong key on a keyboard, pouring regular instead of decaf, sending an embarrassing email to the boss by mistake—only to have a black-clad Greek chorus pop up periodically to chant "WRONG!" in concert with the music.
MARCIA BASSETT & CARLOS GIFFONI
It's only midway through Organized Anatomy—a collabo between vortex-wrangler Bassett and synth-destroyer Giffoni—that the players' individual performances really begin to congeal, to register as something more significant than a conceptual near-miss. On this track, the pair evince a living, breathing rumble that doesn't resemble anything they'd create on their lonesomes: a black, foreboding noise maelstrom.
KIM KI O
"A Rainbow's Journey—Something That's Troubling You"
The conceit at work here—sleep relaxation tapes submerged in space-rock splooge lite—is a lot more engulfing in practice than you might imagine.
"Tribute to Bone Thugs"
No ifs, ands, or buts about it: Cleveland's Bone, Thugs, & Harmony deserve tributes pretty much every day of the week. People still turn their noses up at Eazy-E's mentorship of the group, but don't you dare deny those sing-songy lyricsallslurredtogether rhymes, those blown-out hairdos, the air of ice-cold calm exuded. And fantastic phenom Nino Bless—who is so talented and unknown that it's downright unfair—does 'em more than proud.