Best Albums of 2015

“Friends, I have met Lovers have slept and wept Promises to stay had never been kept This bare truth of which most won’t share I hope you share, I hope you share” -Benjamin Clementine, “Cornerstone” Intro It has been another year and what a year it has been. Hoo boy, 2015 is in the runningContinue reading “Best Albums of 2015”

Album Review: Red Finds Perfect Harmony In “Of Beauty and Rage”

When we last left Red, the nu-symphonic-metal rockers ditched their signature strings for a more punishing sound, sacrificing precision for chaos in Release the Panic. Though they still proved to be a viable rock band without their usual gimmicks, the release of Release the Panic: Recalibrated was a sign that Red understood they had aContinue reading “Album Review: Red Finds Perfect Harmony In “Of Beauty and Rage””

Music Reviews – Kris Allen Epitomizes the Worthlessness of Reality Singing Competitions

With a month and a half left of 2014, the top albums of the year have more or less distinguished themselves. This will be the last post before I whip out that year-end monster. There were some albums that I have a lot to say about but was unable to get to earlier this year. SoContinue reading “Music Reviews – Kris Allen Epitomizes the Worthlessness of Reality Singing Competitions”

New Music 9.30.14 – The One “Hit” Wonder

Lykke Li came to town this past weekend. It was significant in that it is the closest I will ever be to a woman on my “List.” I love her. Other than that, it was a fantastic show and a tolerable crowd. Shout out to Mapei for putting on one of the best opening liveContinue reading “New Music 9.30.14 – The One “Hit” Wonder”

New Music 8.12.14 – Michael Cera is a Beautiful Michael Cera

With a wedding now one month away, life is coming at me fast. I’m hardly home anymore, so it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with this blog, so I may have to miss a week or two. But not this week. Michael Cera Bancamped an album this week and it deserves all the spotlight. IContinue reading “New Music 8.12.14 – Michael Cera is a Beautiful Michael Cera”

New Music 8.5.14 – Finally, A Rock Album Worth Listening To

Technology is whizzing by at a blinding rate and once you finally stop to see where it has led, you start to miss what you left behind. Music consumption used to be so different. Certain tracks were unobtainable. Music videos had a place on television. Music stores mattered. With countless music streaming and buying services, thereContinue reading “New Music 8.5.14 – Finally, A Rock Album Worth Listening To”

New Music 7.29.14 – Butt Rock May Stink, But at Least it’s Honest

My apologies for the recent lack of posts. I suffered a personal loss, so I was a bit preoccupied. I’m still catching up with what I missed in that time, which is why this post is coming late in the week. It’s actually a blessing because last week was puke for new releases. This week,Continue reading “New Music 7.29.14 – Butt Rock May Stink, But at Least it’s Honest”