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 [...]

Songs For Dreamers (Inception Mix)

Date July 16, 2010

This upcoming weekend brings two of my most anticipated events of the summer, Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and the opening of Inception. It’s been exactly two years since Christopher Nolan’s last opus, The Dark Knight (I remember because that’s also the weekend I got married) and that is one of my favorites movies of [...]

Best Albums of 2009

Date December 28, 2009

In a few days a new decade will begin and we’ll have a whole new debate about what to call the decade, but first we must reflect on the final year of the zeroes/naughties. It seems like I talk every year about how surprised I am by the amount of new artists that show up [...]

50 Songs of 2009 (2 of 2)

Date December 18, 2009

Here is the much-anticipated conclusion to my top 50 songs of 2009 list (if you haven’t already, take a look at the first 25 and read the foreword/ground rules). These are my favorite 25 songs of the year. As before, there’s a link by each song where you can download/hear the song or you can [...]

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 [...]