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 [...]

Track Review: Wolf Parade, Stars, Cults

Date May 17, 2010

MP3 Wolf Parade – Yulia I’ve spent the last couple days with Wolf Parade‘s newest Expo 86 on repeat and, as to be expected, it’s a freakin’ brilliant album. The song I keep returning to over and over though, is the incredible Dan Boeckner-penned “Yulia”, which tells a tragic love story of an astronaut on [...]

Album Art Lover: Hands

Date May 4, 2010

This has to be one of the best album release days ever right? It’s pretty amazing to me that three of my top 20 current bands, Broken Social Scene, New Pornographers, and The Hold Steady all have a new albums out today (and The National next week!). Anyway, the album art for The Hold Steady’s Heaven Is [...]

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 [...]

Album Cover Look-Alikes Mix

Date January 28, 2009

Inspired by the whole U2-ripping-off-our-album-cover controversy (if you haven’t already heard, read about it here), I’ve decided to make a mix featuring album covers that have striking, and seemingly accidental, similarities to one another.  It’s like that movie where the Olsen twins run into each other at summer camp and discover they are “identical strangers”.  [...]