musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2012

Date December 20, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) We’re quickly approaching the end of 2012 and/or the world depending on your interpretation of Mayan prophecy, and that can only mean it’s time to reflect on the best albums of the year. For me, one record stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2012, so album of the year was [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2012

Date December 18, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that delighted, inspired andĀ fascinatedĀ us in 2012 and that we think are worthy of remembering long after the year is over. We present them here in highly unscientific ordered list form, with Matt’s songs marked with a “-MG” and my choices with a “-TJ” next to them. To better [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2012

Date December 12, 2012

As a result of certain life events due to transpire next year, I may not be going to concerts / festivals at the same rate I used to, so it’s a good thing that I went all out this year. This was my first year I went to Bonnaroo in addition to my usual Pitchfork [...]

Hot Chip @ Pitchfork Music Festival (6/14)

Date July 30, 2012

On the title track to Hot Chip‘s sophomore album the British electro-pop band warns that “Hot Chip will break your legs, snap off your head” and watching all the wild, celebratory dancing happening in the crowd during their Saturday evening set, you could be sure they weren’t joking around. The band’s euphoric dance anthems incited [...]

MP3: Hot Chip – Flutes

Date March 16, 2012

UK electro-pop maestros Hot Chip just premiered “Flutes”, the first track from their highly anticipated fifth studio album, and no surprise, it’s an absolute dancefloor banger. Beginning with a cut-up vocal sample that’s constantly on loop, “Flutes” builds layers and layers of explosive synths and frenzied disco beats while Alexis Taylor gives one of his [...]

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 [...]