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 …

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 …