Category Archive: best of 2012

Brace Yourself, Humans. I’ve Been Drinking Haterade: Overrated Albums of 2012

I did listen to these records but did not enjoy them. (OK there is one I didn’t listen to. You’ll find out which one soon enough.) They are in no particular order, not… Continue reading

My Favorite Songs of 2012: you should’ve Started Listening to these yesterday

Last year when I started compiling my favorite tracks of 2011, the list kept growing until it was 50. (I don’t even remember the original number I was aiming for.) So here’s a… Continue reading

Canadians Do It Better: Mac Demarco’s 2 Is Better Than You

We’ve covered a lot of ground here this year. You learned that I simultaneously love and hate Ariel Pink. He is fascinating and stupid. His music is great and awful. I also finally… Continue reading

Why You Love Nirvana AND Steve Albini: he made the Cloud Nothings record: Attack On Memory should be your year end list

If you want to know more about Steve Albini’s recording techniques you can talk to Rusty. He can tell you more about Albini than I can. After having just read Michael Azerrad’s “Come… Continue reading

Even Though I Hate Them, I’m going to word-vomit all over you about Pitchfork and Rolling Stone: the year end list has no end

Let’s talk about Joey Bada$$ because Pitchfork just decided that his mixtape, 1999, was only “Honorable Mention” worthy. The more they do, the more Pitchfork pisses me off. But I guess we all need a… Continue reading

Records We Need To Talk About: The Year End List Part VII

The Orwells/Remember When – Autumn Tone records released this one. Also known as the label funded and fueled by Aquarium Drunkard. I can say they are my favorite music blog, Noisey aside. (Note, if… Continue reading

We Will Not Fear. We Will Fear Fun. Father John Misty Finally Shows Up On The Year End List

If you haven’t noticed, I listen to the radio a lot. I also make radio. For the last six years I’ve been getting paid to make radio. This next story starts on the… Continue reading

Year End List: The Compilation Tape Edition

So far we have visited a lot of my favorite records from this year. And a lot of the artists I want to write about I have already written about here. I am… Continue reading

You Saw This One Coming: Dirty Projectors on the Year End List

Back in January of 2010 I was traveling a lot. It was winter break before my final semester as a senior in college. I spent some of it flying to Colorado and back… Continue reading

All Things White Fence: Let Me Tell You Everything I Love About This Band – the Year End List Continues

Everything about White Fence is perfect. I found them probably by ways of the radio. My favorite radio show AND host, Justin, from Aquarium Drunkard plays them constantly and has basically, thankfully, shoved them… Continue reading