What I’ve Been Listening To (February 2022)

Welcome to my monthly column “What I’ve Been Listening To,” where I publish a post at the end of each month 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). This column was created for me to share my favorite discoveries with readers …

2021: My Favorite Music, Biggest Disappointments, and Craziest Obsessions

2021: An Overview 2021 was one of the wildest, most milestone-filled years of my life, starting with the release of my second solo album and ending with the purchase of my first house. In between, my girlfriend moved back to the U.S. after a year of teaching English overseas, and within five months of her …

What I’ve Been Listening To (8.22.21)

Welcome to my weekly column “What I’ve Been Listening To,” where I 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 do not intend these to be lengthy write-ups, but I like to include notes on my …

Relient K Discography – Ranking and Reviews

Any regular readers of my “What I’ve Been Listening To” series will know that I’m usually going through one or two artist discographies at a time, and I’ve often used those blogs to share a run-down of my overall thoughts, reviews, or rankings on said discography. However, I realized that this was leading to cumbersome …

What I’ve Been Listening To (8.8.21 and 8.15.21)

Welcome to my weekly column “What I’ve Been Listening To,” where I 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 do not (*cough* usually) intend these to be lengthy write-ups, but I like to include notes …

Friday Awards (January 15, 2021)

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. December and January tend to be a slow-down/reset period for the music industry, and I didn’t find any albums from January 1st …

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 …