Archive for the 'The Roots' Category

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) “Turning and turning in the widening gyre / the falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold..” – “The Second Coming” : William […]

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) The Roots’ Undun is a concept record – a man’s life told in reverse, starting with the flatlining of his heartbeat and working backward through his life. But it’s interesting that within that concept, the last song with lyrics, […]

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]