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 [...]

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 [...]

Track Reviews: The National, Hold Steady, LCD Soundsystem

Date March 29, 2010

MP3 The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio Although the The National first met in Brooklyn, NY all five members grew up in Cincinnati, OH, which makes the first single on their highly anticipated new album, High Violet, a thematic return to their roots. The song focuses on the band’s complicated relationship with their hometown from the [...]

The Ultimate LOST Mix, brutha

Date February 2, 2010

LOST: The Final Season is finally here and to pay tribute to my all-time favorite show I’ve made what I consider to be the definitive mix of music featured on LOST. You can download the entire mix in a zip here, and read how each song is used in the show (plus which episode it [...]

Newsflashes (Hold Steady / New P’s / Buffetlibre / LOST)

Date January 21, 2010

The Hold Steady have sadly parted ways with their keyboardist / accordionist Franz Nicolay. We will all miss his awesome mustache and vaudevillian fashion sense, and I hope the band gets someone else to play those sweet piano licks very soon. Looking forward though, on the last leg of the Stay Positive tour, the band [...]