The Future's Void
Released: Apr 2014
First things first: "So Blonde" is the best Hole ballad that Courtney Love never wrote, scream-and-response chorus and all. Hard to ascertain whether an album called The Future's Void could be a happy improvement; then again, Erika M. Anderson is an artist who first came to semi-prominence by way of flipping off California. But ex-Gown Anderson's second album as EMA dispenses with drones in favor of lovely balladry and cresting-wave F*ck Buttons-style electronics. "Feel like I blew my soul out across the interweb" might be the most awkwardly honest confession we hear in 2014.