The Best Albums Of 2024 So Far

Jessica Pratt – Here In The Pitch
Jessica Pratt’s “Here In The Pitch” offers an ethereal journey through her signature sound of delicate folk melodies and introspective lyrics. Her soft, whispery vocals paired with minimalist acoustic arrangements create a haunting atmosphere that’s both nostalgic and timeless.

Mount Kimbie – The Sunset Violent
Mount Kimbie’s “The Sunset Violent” pushes the boundaries of electronic music, blending ambient textures with experimental beats. The album marks a significant evolution in their sound, integrating more organic instruments into their well-known electronic framework, resulting in a rich, cinematic experience.

Jane Weaver – Love In Constant Spectacle
Jane Weaver’s “Love In Constant Spectacle” combines synth-pop with psychedelic folk, creating a vibrant tapestry of sound. The album is a kaleidoscopic journey through lush, dreamy soundscapes and Weaver’s compelling vocal performances, highlighting her ability to merge past and present musical influences seamlessly.

Mannequin Pussy – I Got Heaven
“I Got Heaven” by Mannequin Pussy is an explosive mix of punk energy and raw emotional power. The album features intense, fast-paced tracks with cathartic lyrics that explore themes of love, loss, and resilience, all delivered with blistering intensity.

St. Vincent – All Born Screaming
St. Vincent’s “All Born Screaming” showcases her innovative approach to art rock with a blend of sharp lyrics, intricate melodies, and experimental soundscapes. The album delves into themes of existence and human emotion, wrapped in St. Vincent’s typically enigmatic and bold musical style.

Camera Obscura – Look To The East, Look To The West
This album from Camera Obscura offers a delightful mix of indie pop and soft rock, adorned with their characteristic melancholic yet sweet melodies. “Look To The East, Look To The West” expands their sound palette with richer orchestrations and broader emotional depth, reflecting a matured perspective on love and longing.

Cindy Lee – Diamond Jubilee
Cindy Lee’s “Diamond Jubilee” is an intriguing blend of lo-fi aesthetics and avant-garde pop. The album’s experimental nature is marked by distorted vocals and unconventional song structures that challenge the norms of genre and gender, making it a provocative and mesmerizing listen.

Dua Lipa – Radical Optimism
Dua Lipa’s “Radical Optimism” is a vibrant collection of pop anthems that blend disco, funk, and electronic music. The album is filled with energetic beats and empowering lyrics that celebrate joy and resilience, showcasing Lipa’s dynamic range and knack for catchy, uplifting music.

Corridor – Mimi
“Mimi” by Corridor is a fresh take on post-punk, filled with jangly guitars and energetic rhythms. The album combines their signature melodic style with lyrics in both French and English, offering an eclectic mix of introspection and exuberance that captures the complexity of modern life.


Justice – Hyperdrama
Justice’s “Hyperdrama” continues their legacy of crafting groundbreaking electronic music with heavy, danceable beats and dramatic flair. This album is a sonic adventure, featuring a mix of electro, disco, and rock influences that create a theatrical and immersive listening experience.


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Chris Ryan is an accomplished promoter, event planner, producer, activist, counselor, poet and blogger. Within the course of two and a half years Chris Ryan has worked with some of NYC's most established promoters/event planners, been named 2007′s GaySocialite of the year, granted a promoter of the year award from NYC's most famous gay establishment, Splash. He's worked in some of NYC's top venues including; Avalon, Capitale, Cipriani, Cielo, Pacha, Element, Le Poisson Rouge, XL, G Lounge, Plumm, Hilton Hotel, Indigo Hotel, Spirit, Myst/Quo, Splash, The Ritz, Vlada, Roseland Ballroom, Heaven, etc. In 2008, Chris Ryan has begun to unveil some of the most innovative & unique parties New York City has ever seen. The Fusion events "fuse" together all disciplines of art into an event that remains diverse yet cohesive at the same time. won best gay promotions website from NYC Event Patrons in 2008 & he was granted an award from the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club, Gov. Patterson & Michelle Clunie (QAF) saluting him for his hard work in nightlife. Chris Ryan has also begun working with many renown companies, including; doctors, lawyers, physicians, modeling agencies & more. Chris Ryan has been responsible for wide-scale promotions for all these companies & generating tremendous business. Chris Ryan has even started to become National with events taking place in LA & Miami this year. In May of 2009 Chris Ryan received the very prestigious honor of being named a "40 Under 40″ Gays in America by the Advocate Magazine. He also created three successful parties that generated over 1,500 patrons each. In January of 2010 Chris Ryan was featured as one of the top promoters to look out for in Noize Magazine Chris Ryan joined forces with legendary promoter/event producer, Lee Chappell and created one of the most talked about events of all 2010, Desire @ Capitale. Chris Ryan and Lee featured one of the most outstanding artists NYC has ever seen, "Oh Land." Her performance coupled with an exquisite and unforgettable set design added to this extravagant event that held over 1,000 patrons in one of NYC's most successful PRIDE events! Chris Ryan then joined forces with legendary Pacha promoter, Rob Fernandez in addition to Jake Resnicow and Tommy Marinelli to bring one of the largest and most successful parties worldwide to NYC, MATINEE. The event on Governor's Island saw over 2,000+ attendees and one of the most ambitious productions ever. In 2011 Chris Ryan started Emerge Music Promotions with business partner Darren Melchiorre. Emerge Music promotions began signing artists with plans to develop and market the artists to the community at large. Emerge Music promotions has big events planned for 2012 and 2013. Chris Ryan debuted the IMAGE events which took place on top of two of NYC's most beautiful rooftop venues, Rare View and Indigo Hotel. The events were blogged everywhere and featured the fashion designs of several clothing designers, artists and photographers. Chris Ryan felt that fashion and art should be displayed at every event and attracted the likes of Malan Breton, Calvin Klein and even Katy Perry. Chris Ryan began an extremely successful event which incorporated the concept of a house party into a nightclub atmosphere. The event Twist'D at G Lounge has been one of the most talked about events in NYC and allows it's audience to play nearly-naked Twister, beer pong, flip cup & more with other attendees. Chris Ryan was granted an excellence in volunteering award from AVP (Anti-Violence Project) for all his efforts in supporting the organization. 2013 has a very promising landscape on the horizon and Chris Ryan is complacent in saying "you haven't seen anything yet!"

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