manipulated: Egon Schiele - Les amants 1909
Quick ipad doodles. Bats, supes and wondy.
Michael Tunk and Cara Adams, Mother of Earth, 2012 & 2013, Paper Collage w/ Dried Flowers,12 x 18”.
So I finally sat down to do this, and it was pretty ridiculously hard and still probably incomplete but here are my top 10 favorite albums (minus classics) in no particular order:
1. Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures
-if 3 musical masterminds of different rock forms melded into one twisted brain and that brain made an album
2. Streetlight Manifesto/Toh Kay – The Hand(s) that Thieve(s)
-this is sort of an exception, but I’ve never heard albums that compliment each other in this way before. I also find it to be the best representation of who Streetlight is and what they’re capable of.
3. Radiohead – In Rainbows
-stretching the limits of modern music
4. RX Bandits – The Resignation
-crazy detailed mix of rock, ska, and alternative metal that creates a bittersweet farewell album
5. The National – Trouble Will Find Me
-to put it simply, this is a beautiful heartfelt heart-breaker of an album
6. Grizzly Bear – Shields
-seriously intricate orchestrated album that sounds new with every listen
7. Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
-it was between this and Demon Days, but either way, just…wow.
8. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
-probably my favorite story of an album
9. Arctic Monkeys – Humbug
-a violently, graceful shift that leaves you with a haunting aftertaste in your ear holes
10. Tame Impala - Lonerism
-a revitalization of psych rock that took the world by storm
140914 diversity, freedom - objects of illusion
Mixed Media on Panel
the fear of flowers.
Etymology: from Greek anthos, “flower” + phobia, “fear”.
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