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Threads of Americana. Repurposed Traditions and the New German Folk Music

Willy Tea Taylor in Berlin

After the silence induced by the Nazi regime, hybrids of American folk songs with German texts made way for new genres such as krautrock. There were suddenly spaces – dance halls and music circles – blossoming and popular artists found the courage to redefine previously popular songs. […]

David Bowie is Dead. Long Live David Bowie. A Life.

David Bowie in 1973. Photograph: Masayoshi Sukita Masayoshi Sukita/The David Bowie Archive

A tribute to David Bowie and his influence and effects on a life. […]

The Top 69 Albums of 2013 – MusicZeitgeist.com

No Joy - Wait to Pleasure

The Top 50 Best Albums of 2013 – MusicZeitgeist.com The following list was compiled from recommendations by various regular MusicZeitgeist writers and informants that include Ighuaran, Ascender, Tragic Josh, KMS, Truffle Jones, ZombieGrl and director/writer Daniel Waters. Some serious tastemakers from various disciplines and industries. Some wanted to comment on the albums we chose, others did […] […]

The Top 50 Best Albums of 2012 – MusicZeitgeist.com

Lavender Diamond - Incorruptible Heart - album cover

The final list is essentially a guide to some of the most adventurous, beguiling and intriguing music we encountered in 2012. We hope this helps broaden your record collection and reinforce your interest and appreciation for contemporary music, which is our mandate. […]