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, [...]

Final Album, Closing Track Mix

Date March 23, 2011

Last year, I made a mix of Debut Album, Opening Tracks, which featured a few of my favorite side one track ones on debut albums. In thinking about some of the bands that are breaking up recently (LCD Soundsystem, The White Stripes), I decided to make a sequel to that mix of the best closing [...]

Debut Album, Opening Track Mix

Date June 10, 2010

I was listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast last weekend and heard their discussion about the best opening tracks ever.  Much of the talk was about the first impression the opening track left on you and how that set the stage for the rest of the album, which got me thinking of the best opening [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2009

Date December 3, 2009

It’s time yet again for EOY (that’s “end of year” for newbies) lists! 2009 has been one of my busiest years, but in the midst of all that I’ve still been able to catch some great concerts. I chose the 15 shows of 2009 that I loved the most for this list. Make sure to [...]

Sunny Day Real Estate – Live @ The Metro

Date October 15, 2009

One topic that often comes up when talking about music is what past band you wish you could have seen live. One of the bands I always bring up is Sunny Day Real Estate. After their debut was released in 1994 they toured less than a year before breaking up, and by all accounts they put on a hell of a [...]

Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion Mix

Date June 24, 2009

I can not begin to express how excited I am for the Sunny Day Real Estate reunion tour, the first time all four original bandmembers will play together since 1995.  Their debut album Diary helped shape my entire musical outlook and is still one of my all-time favorite albums.  I was just getting into the [...]