In this week's five best songs: pop gets sad, sexy, and synth. Plus nightmare techno and neo-classical doom. Your ears were made for this moment.
"The attention to detail and reverent air makes it an ode to her longest serving war buddy rather than a eulogy."
"You can also simply read the band's name for a sense of the competing emotional resonances it spars with: a concert hall rigged for demolition, or a priceless violin cutting through the fingers of its handler."
"Beneath all the shock and awe, "Procrastination" is cinder techno."
"The track is another multidimensional charmer for the art-pop architect behind The Books, vivacious during its droney plods (Zammuto's billowy cooing helps there) and scattered during a candy heart string of synth zaps."