What I’ve Been Listening To (1.17.21)

Welcome to the introductory installment of my “What I’ve Been Listening To” series, where I’ll publish a post every Sunday with my 5×5 collage of most-listened releases (which is sourced by my Last.fm account and made into a collage via this site). I don’t intend these to be lengthy write-ups, but I’ll also include some …

Catching Up From Quarantine

I must apologize to my subscribers. As we approach a full year since my last post, I find myself amazed by how much has changed over the past year. The global pandemic, (amidst all the destruction we’ve seen worldwide that so vastly outweighs little ole me writing about music), threw off all my routines and …

Friday Awards (March 6, 2020)

Every Friday, I scour the internet for new music releases. The weekly Friday Awards will highlight my favorite discovery each week, with a special emphasis on artists that are new, new-ish, or new to me. Theoretically, hardcore and pop-punk are at opposite ends of the punk rock spectrum; hardcore took punk rock in a heavier, metal-oriented direction, …

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums – Week 7

For the decade of the 2020’s, I plan on listening to approximately one album per week from Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. I will be posting my brief thoughts on each album here. #494 – Oracular Spectacular by MGMT For a publication oft criticized for keeping its nose stuck in the past, …

Friday Awards (February 28, 2020)

Every Friday, I scour the internet for new music releases. The weekly Friday Awards will highlight my favorite discovery each week, with a special emphasis on artists that are new, new-ish, or new to me. Last week, I promised to give this Friday Award to a non-metal/hardcore album, ending a streak that has been going basically all …

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums – Week 6

For the decade of the 2020’s, I plan on listening to approximately one album per week from Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. I will be posting my brief thoughts on each album here. #495 – Give It Up by Bonnie Raitt Although I’m not very far into this large list, I’m certainly …

Friday Awards (February 21, 2020)

Every Friday, I scour the internet for new music releases. The weekly Friday Awards will highlight my favorite discovery each week, with a special emphasis on artists that are new, new-ish, or new to me. This week continues the hilarious streak of almost all of 2020’s Friday Awards going to heavier (metal- or hardcore-related) artists. And the …

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums – Week 5

For the decade of the 2020’s, I plan on listening to approximately one album per week from Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. I will be posting my brief thoughts on each album here. #496 – Boz Scaggs by Boz Scaggs Mirroring last week’s album, which was the first RS500 entry that …

Friday Awards (February 14, 2020)

Every Friday, I scour the internet for new music releases. The weekly Friday Awards will highlight my favorite discovery each week, with a special emphasis on artists that are new, new-ish, or new to me. Some weeks, I fail to find an album that really captures me — or I lack the time to search hard enough …

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums – Week 4

For the decade of the 2020’s, I plan on listening to approximately one album per week from Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. I will be posting my brief thoughts on each album here. #497 – White Blood Cells by The White Stripes We’ve reached the first album on Rolling Stone’s …