A YEAR IN MUSIC: MATTHEW SCHNIPPER
On accessible rock, romantic comedies and the outer limits of music.
Kindness, a warm rock-ish group, like Lotus Plaza, plays meticulously, with not a hair out of place. That precision and pleasantness is fun to listen to. While neither band breaks new ground, they write and perform inviting music at unparalleled level and, to my tired ears, that is very satisfying. Simply put, I love difficult music but get tired of listening.