MP3: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Definite Darkness

Date August 16, 2011

As I pointed out in my Best Albums of 2011 (so far) list, this has been an amazing year for sophomore albums and from what I heard from Cymbals Eat Guitars, I have no reason to expect that their second album will be anything less then exceptional. The latest track released from the Staten Island [...]

Best Albums of 2009

Date December 28, 2009

In a few days a new decade will begin and we’ll have a whole new debate about what to call the decade, but first we must reflect on the final year of the zeroes/naughties. It seems like I talk every year about how surprised I am by the amount of new artists that show up [...]

50 Songs of 2009 (2 of 2)

Date December 18, 2009

Here is the much-anticipated conclusion to my top 50 songs of 2009 list (if you haven’t already, take a look at the first 25 and read the foreword/ground rules). These are my favorite 25 songs of the year. As before, there’s a link by each song where you can download/hear the song or you can [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2009

Date December 3, 2009

It’s time yet again for EOY (that’s “end of year” for newbies) lists! 2009 has been one of my busiest years, but in the midst of all that I’ve still been able to catch some great concerts. I chose the 15 shows of 2009 that I loved the most for this list. Make sure to [...]

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Live @ Pitchfork

Date July 20, 2009

Cymbals Eat Guitars have been a favorite of mine since first hearing their debut album early this year.  My anticipations were set very high for their live show but they still managed to blow me away. For being a such a new band, there was a surprisingly large crowd gathered to see what all the buzz was about, [...]

I made a 2009 mix!

Date July 3, 2009

This is a mix I made of songs from this year that I like. Some of these songs you’ve probably heard, some you might not have. It should fit nicely on a CD and comes embedded with some awesomely patriotic album art (that’s a real, non-photoshopped image by the way). Download the mix below and [...]