The Kids Are Alright (Children’s Choir Mix)

Date May 15, 2012

Whether it’s Radiohead, Justice or Kanye West, lots of artists have used children’s choirs in their music and it can have the effect of sounding uplifting, cute, anthemic or just plain creepy. The Langley Schools Music Project album, Innocence & Despair showed that’s even possible to maintain the concept for an entire album and still [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2011

Date December 16, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that defined 2011 for us, presented 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 spread the love, there’s only one song per artist. Click the links next to the track to download [...]

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 [...]

Kanye West @ Coachella (4/17)

Date May 10, 2011

(Photo credit: Maurice Li) I can’t help but feel bad for The Strokes. The guys have been adored by everyone for over a decade now, put on a great show at Coachella, and then get completely shown up by the extravagant theatrics of a guy who just barely stands at five feet seven inches. Anyone present [...]

“Who the he’ll is that fire who?” and other twitter reactions to Arcade Fire’s Grammy win.

Date February 14, 2011

Since there’s no hope in me trying to post about anything else today, here’s some of my favorite twitter reactions of last night’s triumphant, beyond-shocking album of the year win by Arcade Fire at the Grammys. These are mostly gathered from my own twitter feed or the WhoIsArcadeFire tumblr. Also in the awesome mind-blowing news [...]

Cover: Portland Cello Project – All of the Lights

Date January 31, 2011

This is the type of musical pairing that was just meant to be. Kanye West‘s most extravagant, orchestral pop song “All of the Lights” played by an actual orchestra, the Portland Cello Project, an amorphous collective signed to Kill Rock Stars that regularly plays with indie artists like The Decemberists and Thao With The Get [...]