Category Archive: reviews

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

I’m just as surprised as you are about this one…the year end list continues: Grimes/Visions

Let me begin this one by chronicling my relationship with this record. It all started, how everything in my life started, on the radio. Sirius XMU was playing “Genesis” over and over in… Continue reading

the beginning of many in my year end list: Tame Impala/Lonerism

Rock music, and the idea of it all, exists to test the limits. People have been trying to shock us since four men wore suits. Later they wore makeup and high heels. (Now… Continue reading