Critical Mob, a discovery site that curates, selects, and reviews the best in culture, discusses this week’s top musical picks; Check out a series of graphic novels about famous musicians, read reviews for Sondra Sun-Odeon’s Aetheria and Six Organs Of Admittance Ascent, and does John Darnielle of The Moutnain Goats deserve U.S. Poet Laureate status?
Graphic novels about real-life musicians have been around a while, and the best ones utilize the visual elements of comics to say something interesting about their subjects or their work.
The album’s hazy swirls of guitar loops, limpid string accents, and Sun-Odeon’s high-register vocals, are drenched in blissed-out atmospherics.
Neither as noisy as your average Comets record nor as drone-oriented as most Six Organ releases, Ascent is a brash, electric guitar-centered album somewhere on the spectrum between vintage Neil Young and Crazy Horse and Sonic Youth.
Fans of John Darnielle’s long-running indie folk group The Mountain Goats are known for maintaining levels of devotion that border on insanity, so it comes as no surprise that there is now a petition circling online to make Darnielle the newest U.S. Poet Laureate.
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