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 [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2011

Date December 21, 2011

We’re still working on the Best Albums of 2011 list, but in the meantime here’s my annual recap of my favorite live shows + concert photos of the year. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch as many shows in 2011 (getting old I guess?), but I still managed to see quite a bunch of bands [...]

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 [...]

Video: Mates of State – Sway + Photos @ The Metro

Date November 4, 2011

There’s a new whimsical video for “Sway” one of the synth-soaked highlights from Mates of State‘s terrific new album Mountaintops. In the video a girl falls into a rabbit hole at a high school gym and meets one of the woodland elves from Narnia and Kori Gardner and Jason Hammel play probably the most attractive [...]

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 [...]