Around the Web is where we see point you in the direction of other great conversations on the internet. Music writing is never hard to find, and these are our favorite pieces from the last week or so.
- The Atlantic: The Sneaky, Subversive, Anti-Internet Moral of Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ Video – Joe Fassler explores how Arcade Fire uses technology against technology and what that means. The new album, Reflektor, looks to be taking on our digital age of disconnection.
- Stereogum: Deconstructing: LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” And Trying To Define The Best Song Of The Millennium – Continuing their excellent “Deconstructing” feature, Ryan Leas looks back on the beloved, career-defining James Murphy song.
- Talking Points Memo: Electric Ladies And Fembots: Janelle Monáe, Robyn, And Why Robots Rule Today’s Best Pop Music – Alyssa Rosenberg breaks down the robot metaphors put into use by characters created by Janelle Monae and Robyn, and why it’s more than just a sci-fi fascination.
- Aquarium Drunkard: Diversions :: William Tyler / Out West – Singer-songwriter William Tyler comes through with this edition of Diversions, which allows artists to reflect on touring & recording. Tyler hits the road & observes America like all the great travel journalists.