My Top 100 Albums of 2015, Part II

This is coming out way late. I know. And there’s still 2 more parts and an EP/honorable mention post to go. But this list is my (blogging) baby, and I’m going to get it out into the world, one way or another, dang it. So without further ado, here we go into the next 25…

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,…

The Top 25 Songs of 2015

2016 may already be upon us, but it’s never too late to look back on 2015 and the musical treasures it gave us. Today starts a brief but jam-packed series of posts celebrating a glorious year in music, culminating of course with my annual Top Albums list. In my earliest years on the blog, I…

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: 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…

Song of the Day: “The Ladder”

So I’ve been gone for, y’know, more than 2 weeks or so. 16 days of silence. Many apologies for that, since from the beginning I’ve intended for Harmony Avenue to be something that I don’t leave alone for weeks and months at a time, but a project that I’m actually dedicated to updating and putting…