The Knife - Silent Shout
The Knife are hipster as fuck. Weird, fierce and unbowed, the Swedish sibling duo has done things entirely on their own terms with a trailblazing image backed up by some trailblazing music. Silent Shout is the best thing they've released to date; a powerhouse of an album condensed to a single point, punching through the divide between electronic and vocal music and creating a twisted lane all for itself. The tracks are dark and danceable, violent, and often frighteningly welcoming. It's pop music for the best kind of hipsters: adventurous, idiosyncratic, and not giving a fuck.