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, [...]

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 [...]

Welcome to “Towns and Cities Mix”, Population 16.

Date May 20, 2011

I tend to gravitate towards artists that sing about geography, whether it’s Sufjan Stevens with his states project, The Mountain Goats with their various geographic odes, or The Rural Alberta Advantage’s dedication to their Hometowns. This week Bon Iver released the first track, “Calgary” to his excellent new album Bon Iver, Bon Iver, which triggered [...]

iPad commercial / The Blue Van’s “There Goes My Love”

Date March 8, 2010

The first TV spot for Apple’s iPad premiered last night at the Oscars. I know a lot of people have already written this device off mainly due to it’s similarities to the iPhone / iPod Touch, but I’m still in the “interested” camp. I won’t be lining up for this device, but I’d certainly love [...]

Two Door Cinema Club

Date February 8, 2010

There’s not much I love more than stumbling upon a new band that’s oozing with talent and just on the cusp of making it big, and that’s exactly what you have with Northern Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club. The band follows in the current trend of mixing indie rock with electronica, but they do it [...]

iPad has unfortunate name, good music taste

Date January 27, 2010

Perhaps one of the most anticipated devices of all time (rumors of an Apple tablet device first started circulating around 2003), the newly announced Apple iPad is certainly a game-changing, revolutionary device albeit one with an unfortunate name (iTampon jokes abound on twitter). Will it be the same magnitude of a cultural phenomenon that the [...]