Kieran Hebden

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Why Are Old-School Electronic Artists Annoyed With EDM?

    Broadly speaking, if you're an electronic music fan over 40, you probably dig Danny Tenaglia more than Skrillex. And chances are, if you're a Skrillex fan under the age of 30, you're like, "Who the hell is Danny Tenaglia?" Coachella 2013 exemplified the generation gap in the world of dance music. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The Six Best NPR Theme Songs (In Honor of Talk of the Nation's Cancelation)

    If you are like me, you drive a car with a broken cd player. So you have to listen to the radio while driving, and you end up on NPR most of the time because you are sick of Adele on the commercial stations and your favorite independent music channel always seems to have a zydeco show on when you're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    The Six Best Songs With Ridiculously Long Titles

    Last week, Kieran Hebden from Four Tet announced a new single entitled "The Track I've Been Playing That People Keep Asking About and That Joy Used in His RA Mix and Daphni Played on Boiler Room." It's an okay track with an awful title, but you have to give Hebden props for taking the plunge. Here a ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    The Six Best Boring Albums Of 2012

    If "best" and "boring" seem contradictory, please know there's no irony or negativity intended in this list. Maybe some irony, as I am poking some fun at the perception that any song over four minutes long, any piece of music built on repetition, anything that requires patience of any form from a li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2012

    The Art of Background Sounds: Writing Music for Movies

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship The St. Louis International Film Festival has been a catalyst lately for discussing the intersections o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    For The Love Of Boring Music

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. The greatest living composer (Steve Reich) is currently writing a piece based on source material from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Six Most Cringe-Inducing Genres

    Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>

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    January 10, 2012

    Six Least Appropriate Radiohead Songs to Make Out To

    "Summer after high school when we first met / We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead" Such is the opening couplet of "The One Who Got Away" by the inescapable Katy Perry. The namedrop is confusing. Radiohead is beyond famous at this point, so it's not necessarily a cred pull on Perry's part; if t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    40 Best St. Louis Releases of 2011: Part Eight

    ​Part One: The Union Electric, Sweet Tooth, King Kong Magnetics, Warm Jets USA Part Two: Glass Teeth, Ryan Spearman, the Breaks and Adult Fur Part Three: Rum Drum Ramblers, Humanoids, Old Lights and Volcanoes Part Four: Bo & the Locomotive, Rockwell Knuckles, Dubb Nubb and Palace Part Five: S ... More >>

  • Music

    December 15, 2011

    Ou Où

    8 p.m. Saturday, December 17. Pig Slop Studios.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Six Best Uses of Saxophones in 2011

    So smooth.​Nobody saw this coming - 2011 may go down as the Year of the Saxophone. The instrument infiltrated many of the year's most creative albums, often showing up unannounced to push an already awesome song into unforeseen greatness. As the world begins looking back at the past twelve mon ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2005

    Four Tet

    Everything Ecstatic (Domino)