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, [...]

MP3: of Montreal – Wintering Debts

Date November 22, 2011

Of Montreal released the first track entitled “Wintering Debts” from their upcoming LP, Paralytic Stalks yesterday, and wow, this is a stunner. It’s taken a few listens to get a full grasp on the 7 1/2 minute jam but one thing’s for sure, if you were growing weary of the funky glam-pop that has dominated OM’s [...]

For The Actor Mix

Date October 18, 2011

“I mean, look at me— I’m an actor. An actor, for crying out loud. You know how much rejection I face every day? But in this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide… of an elephant.” Words of wisdom from the perennial actor / never-nude, Tobias Funke. [...]

Polyvinyl Records – 15 Years, 15 Songs

Date September 21, 2011

(credit to venuszine for the picture) Living in central Illinois, there’s not much going on in the cultural landscape that’s worth mentioning, but Polyvinyl Records in Champaign / Urbana, IL has been a beacon of excellence since their inception in 1995. This weekend, Polyvinyl is celebrating it’s 15th anniversary with a huge concert on the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]