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–unfortunately I can’t possibly hear every album released. I don’t hear about things. I don’t get access to many until the public does. publicists don’t send me as many albums in advance as I wish.
–here are the the albums this year that moved me, inspired me, made me think.
–they’re in alpha order
The Avett Brothers–The Magpie and the Dandelion [American]
Arctic Monkeys—AM [Domino]
Bleeding Rainbow–Yeah Right [Kanine]
Camera Obscura–Desire Lines [4AD]
Chvrches–Bones of What You Believe [Virgin]
Foals–Holy Fire [Warner Music]
Gliss–Langsom Dans [Modern Outsider]
Grace & Tony–November [Rock Ridge Music]
Haim–Days are Gone [Columbia/Sony]
How to Destroy Angels–Welcome Oblivion [Columbia]
The Joy Formidable–Wolf’s Law [Atlantic]
The Julie Ruin– Run Fast EP [TJR]
Lorde–Pure Heroine [Lava/Republic]
Lovers–A Friend in the World [Badman Recording Co.]
Laura Marling–Once I Was an Eagle [Ribbon Music]
MGMT– MGMT [Columbia]
Mirror Travel–Mexico [Outsider Records]
My Gold Mask–Leave Me Midnight [Highwheel]
The National–Trouble Will Find Me [4AD]
Orbe Orbe–Invisible Kingdoms
Super Water Sympathy–Hydrogen Child [In Music We Trust]
Perhapst– Revise Your Maps [Jack Viking Music]
Throwing Muses–Purgatory/ Paradise
Frank Turner–Tape Deck Heart [Interscope]
Violeta Vil–Lapidas y Cocoteros [Young Cubs]
Waxahatchee–Cerulean Salt [Don Giovanni]
Chelsea Wolfe–Pain is Beauty [Sargent House]
[all selections by Amy Steele 12/1/2013]
Orbe Orbe is a new project for Seattle-based spoken word poet and soul-folk artist Cristina Orbé and producer Jahon Mikal. Orbe Orbe melds electronica with folk and ambient pop. It’s edgy and dramatic with various instrumentation and creative arrangements. Some songs are a bit mellower and some bolder. Cristina’s a talented vocalist with a voice as strong and convincing as Garbage’s Shirley Manson.
“Let Me In” feeds off a paranoid cabaret vibe “you are the poison under my skin” while “Circus Star” remains theatrical in its melody with poignant lyrics: “If she says nothing, it doesn’t mean she has nothing to say.” There’s full-on adrenalin flowing throw “Escape.” On “Parasol,” and “Orangutan” Orbe shows a gentler, more ethereal vocal side.
Originally from New York, when Cristina Orbe moved to Seattle in 2001 her goals were to: “live alone, stop watching television and teach herself to play guitar.” She wrote a song within three months and performed on stage in six months. She became a front-woman for soul-funk bands. Cristina co-founded FEEST, a youth food justice program. She works with teenagers to become leaders in their schools and neighborhoods through cooking, education and political advocacy.
release date: October 22, 2013