My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part IV

It’s finally time. This list has been all kinds of delayed in coming out (and full disclosure, there will still be one more quick post after this), but here it is–the fourth and final part of my Top 100 Albums list. These 25 albums are my absolute favorites from last year, the cream of the crop….

My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part I

At the very beginning of 2015, or quite possibly the very end of 2014–before I had even finished posting my Best Albums of 2014 list–I began work in earnest for my top 2015 albums list project. It would be big. It would be exciting. It would be full of terrific music. Little did I know,…

Play List: 4 Great EPs From 2014 (and Best Album Honorable Mentions)

On Twitter yesterday, I excitedly noted that my best albums of 2014 project was finally complete. Well, it is. But I wanted to get out a few more odds/ends/recommendations/whatever you’ll call them. The last time I did a “best of” list in 2011, I included a few honorable mentions that I wasn’t able to include…

Best Albums of 2014 — Part II

Bet you didn’t think I’d be back with Part II this fast, did you? OK, maybe you did. Perhaps it was just me doubting. (I actually did them both in the same week! Hallelujah.) At any rate…let’s just carry on, why don’t we? Here are my other 20 picks for the best 40 albums of…

Best Albums of 2014 — Part I

This is a project I’ve been excited to unveil for quite some time now. (Of course, as is typical with me, it’s a bit late getting out. We’re already well into 2015. All the best-of-2014 lists have come and gone, but I’ve always been a bit of a…rebel? Sure, let’s go with that.) 3 years…

Album Review: Knock On The Sky

It’s time for Anniversary Week (which is kind of a lie of a name, since it spanned a little more than a week, if you think about it…) to come to a close, with one final commemorative post (one, that if you’re an eagle-eyed reader, you’ll notice I’ve been planning for a while), one connected…

Album Review: Hu Hu Hu

New album review coming right up, without further ado. Album: Hu Hu Hu Artist: Natalia LaFourcade Released: May 2009 Latin music can be a minefield for the English-speaking listener. There are a mountain of stereotypes; the language is foreign; the styles potentially hard to navigate. That’s not to say it’s difficult for someone who doesn’t…

Album Review: Once, Or Twice

OK, now I can talk about the free stuff. Actually, not yet. First, a little background. This is a review of the newest album by a terrific artist named Julia Barry. She was the SoundClouder of the Day on SoundCloud a month or two ago (where SoundCloud spotlights various users & artists for a day),…

Album Review: Scratch My Back

I promised to debut a new feature here today, and here it is…the album review. You can find reviews of music practically anywhere…and I can’t say for sure that mine will be radically different. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t try. 🙂 First off, I’ll probably end up mostly reviewing albums & songs I love…