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Recommendations for July 8, 2012

A short list this week, but all worth checking out: Article: “Echo Chamber” by Dieter Roelstraete http://www.frieze.com/issue/article/echo-chamber/ From the new head curator at the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, an article arguing that contemporary art has become too self-referential, too concerned with placing itself in the context of other works, with wearing its influences on …

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Top Five Albums of 2012 (So Far)

In lieu of recommendations for the week, here are my… Top Five Albums of the Year So Far: Burial: Kindred EP Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel is Wiser than the Turning of the Screw, and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More than Ropes Will Ever Do Lorn: Ask the Dust Monolake: Ghosts Actress: R.I.P.

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