Throwback Thursday: Track of the Week - Emile Haynie by Carrie Brothers

Charlotte Gainsbourg, Devonte Hynes, and Sampha join forces with the usually behind-the-scenes Emile Haynie to create a minimalist, piano-led track that is quietly beautiful and hauntingly sorrowful.

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Throwback Thursday: Track of the Week - TOPS by Carrie Brothers

I have no shame in admitting that Teen Witch was my favorite movie during the majority of my childhood, so I appreciate any tune that sounds like big perms, spangly jewelry, tutus over tight dresses and swaying slowly at a high school dance.

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Throwback Thursday: Track of the Week - Josef Salvat by Carrie Brothers

I have to admit, I am a complete sucker for songs with huge sonic landscapes. The lead single from Josef Salvat’s upcoming EP, In Your Prime, is just that. Quiet, earnest vocals build in urgency as the repeating electronic fugue swirls and rises, completely filling the space around you.

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Throwback Thursday: Track of the Week - Salt Cathedral by Carrie Brothers

From February 13, 2012 until July 31, 2015 I had the distinct pleasure of working at CMJ. While there, among many other things, I regularly contributed a small amount editorial content. The company has, unfortunately, closed its doors and the website has been shut down. In this series, I will repost my small contributions and revisit songs that made me smile.

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