Best of 2018

By EMMIE Staff When crafting our Best of 2018 lists, it was hard to find some commonalities: everyone found different projects to be more entertaining, heart wrenching and/or spiritual than others. For purposes of open debate and open thought, this is the best possible outcome. More importantly though, this is indicative of the year that music presented to us; in short order, too much awesome music came … Continue reading Best of 2018

Lucas Acid, Moodie Black

By Nimish Sarin, Contributing Writer SCORE: 8.6 Lucas Acid is the first full-length project from noise-rap pioneers Moodie Black in over four years. The Minneapolis-based group has been releasing grimy experimental music for over a decade under the record label Fake Four Inc., which houses multiple creative acts in the world of underground hip-hop. Moodie Black perfectly fits this description boasting grimy industrial production and … Continue reading Lucas Acid, Moodie Black

Half Light, Rostam

By Nimish Sarin, Contributing Writer SCORE: 7.6 Former Vampire Weekend mate, Rostam Batmanglij, or Rostam, is a first generation Iranian immigrant who openly talks about his sexual orientation on his latest release, Half Light . If that’s not enough to get you to listen to his debut solo album, let it be known that he produced “Ivy” for Frank Ocean’s scintillating 2016 release Blonde, Solange’s … Continue reading Half Light, Rostam