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 [...]

You know how to whistle, don’t you?

Date August 18, 2011

From “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” to “Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard” to basically any song by Andrew Bird, there’s always something about whistling that that makes a track burrow deep inside your brain and stay there. Earlier this year, Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” turned a catchy melody and [...]

The F-Bomb Mix

Date October 6, 2010

When Sufjan Stevens’s new album Age of Adz hit the web, apart from the auto-tune section in “Impossible Soul”, the most talked thing about the album was the multiple F-bomb drops in the song “I Want To Be Well”. Rewind a couple months back and Cee-Lo’s delightful anthem “F*** You” was making waves for it’s [...]

50 Albums of the Decade

Date November 2, 2009

(photo by dcdead) I told myself I wasn’t going to do a decades album list. I mean how can you really rank all your favorite albums over a period of ten years that isn’t even completed yet? Over the last couple of months though, I found myself slowly beginning to compile a list of my [...]

New Songs: Jenny Lewis, Los Campesinos!

Date September 18, 2008

While, I’m getting prepped up for Pygmalion Fest this weekend here’s a couple new tracks for you to chew on from two artists who couldn’t be more different.  First one is from everyone’s favorite indie rock hottie / Kanye West song-tester (not to mention extremely talented singer/songwriter/bandleader), Jenny Lewis and it’s the title track from her new [...]