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 [...]

Final Album, Closing Track Mix

Date March 23, 2011

Last year, I made a mix of Debut Album, Opening Tracks, which featured a few of my favorite side one track ones on debut albums. In thinking about some of the bands that are breaking up recently (LCD Soundsystem, The White Stripes), I decided to make a sequel to that mix of the best closing [...]

Album Art Lover: Look-Alikes

Date January 6, 2011

One of my best albums I’ve heard so far is Cape Dory, a nautical-obsessed indie pop album by Colorado husband-and-wife duo Tennis. The unique album cover is a near-exact replica of a vintage album cover by Lisa Hartman (the band apparently collects ’70s-’80s female pop artist vinyl just for the cover art). This got me [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2010

Date December 27, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) In a few days 2010 will come to a close and as I look back, I really must say this has been one of my favorite years to cover since I started writing about music. I don’t know how the rest of the decade will keep up the pace, because this year [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2010

Date December 16, 2010

(photo by cubagallery) Best songs of the year is typically the most difficult list to make but also the most rewarding. There’s nothing more indicative of a year in music then it’s greatest songs, and evident from the tracks listed below, I’d venture to say 2010 was a pretty great year. To add some perspective [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2010

Date December 8, 2010

It’s time for more end-of-year lists! It’s been another busy year for me, but I’ve managed to see lots of great live shows. I figured out that well over half of the artists that made it onto my favorite albums of the year list I saw in concert, which I suppose is a pretty good [...]