’s Best Albums of 2012

Date December 20, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) We’re quickly approaching the end of 2012 and/or the world depending on your interpretation of Mayan prophecy, and that can only mean it’s time to reflect on the best albums of the year. For me, one record stood head and shoulders above the rest in 2012, so album of the year was […]’s Best Songs of 2012

Date December 18, 2012

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that delighted, inspired and fascinated us in 2012 and that we think are worthy of remembering long after the year is over. We present them here 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 […]

The Kids Are Alright (Children’s Choir Mix)

Date May 15, 2012

Whether it’s Radiohead, Justice or Kanye West, lots of artists have used children’s choirs in their music and it can have the effect of sounding uplifting, cute, anthemic or just plain creepy. The Langley Schools Music Project album, Innocence & Despair showed that’s even possible to maintain the concept for an entire album and still […]

MP3: Jónsi – Gathering Stories

Date November 18, 2011

Jónsi has been a busy man lately. Sigur Ros just announced their glorious return next year with a “floaty and minimal” new album and they just released a magnificent live double album, Inni (which is worth the purchase for the beyond-gorgeous version of “All Alright” alone). If that wasn’t enough, he also composed the score […]

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 […]

Jónsi – Live @ The Vic

Date May 7, 2010

In the days before this concert I’d read reviews describing Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi‘s live show as a magical, awe-inspiring, tear-inducing experience that would ruin any future concerts for me. I’d seen video of Jónsi performing songs live and some behind-the-scenes shots of the stage. None of this prepared me for the truly amazing concert […]