20 Albums Snubbed By The People’s List

Date August 22, 2012

Like many of you, I’ve been spending a lot of time today digging into Pitchfork’s People’s List and, while I think the 27,000+ voters got lots of stuff right, there was also plenty of albums I thought were criminally overlooked. So I turned those harbored resentments into a list (because that’s just what bloggers do, [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2011

Date December 27, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) Well, here we go again. Like last year, we voted for our favorite albums of the year and put it all together to make one definitive (not really), collaborative Best Albums list. We even all pitched in on writing some blurbs too. As can be expected, there are many albums we loved [...]

Autumn (Or What It Feels Like To Fall) Vol. 2

Date October 4, 2011

If I had to–and I mean, had to–pick one Season as my favorite, it’d be Fall. Why, you ask? Well, why not? The foliage, the fashion, the faint and freckled ending of a Summer filled with love… I know it sounds silly now, but a long walk on the beach would pale in comparison to [...]

50 Songs Of The Decade (2000 – 2009)

Date August 31, 2011

(photo by dcdead) I released my 50 albums of the decade list two years ago with all intentions to follow it up with a matching songs list. Days turned into weeks and weeks into months. No such list ever materialized and I kindof gave up on the idea. That is until earlier this summer when [...]

Summer (Or What It Sounds Like) Vol. 2

Date June 20, 2011

As they say, better late than clever. Or was it never? No, I don’t think that has ever been the case. You can blame Summer for its leisure arrival to great Northwest or the fact that a greater understanding of time management quite frankly just eludes me–this really only happens as it gets warmer, I [...]

MP3: Beirut – East Harlem

Date June 7, 2011

Beirut‘s music never fails to brighten up my day. The young folk troubadours emerged on the indie scene in 2006 with the brilliant debut album Gulag Orkestrar (which still holds up, by the way, as one of the best debuts of the last decade) and after the grand sophomore album The Flying Cub Cup, two [...]