Category Archive: reviews

the year’s records #11-#1

Part of the fun in music writing and broadcast is discussing records and releases in a ranked order and getting into, hopefully, heated discussions with friends and family members. I encourage everyone to… Continue reading

this year’s records in review: #20 – #11

Year end lists are out. I’ve spent the last two weeks crafting mine. Listening to your favorite records of the year in their entirety is really the only way to do it. [I… Continue reading

The Black Keys/El Camino

This record is a smash, opening with the first single ‘Lonely Boy’. Out on December 6th, the fourth record with Nonesuch, The Black Keys’ seventh studio album El Camino is an advanced sound… Continue reading

when records congeal-

I don’t get the hype about the new Washed Out Within And Without. [So far the best part of this record is the album photography.] A favorable review even showed up in The Atlantic,… Continue reading

Bon Iver/Bon Iver

Delicate raw finger taps on an acoustic guitar on The Wolves (Act I and II) send shivers down my spine. When someone creates a piece of art that can move you to goosebumps,… Continue reading

Rave On Buddy Holly/Various Artists

Despite the diverse cast of characters found on this cover collection, the album still has consistency. It’s found in Buddy Holly’s enduring song writing. With all of the different writers and performers contributing… Continue reading

Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It’s that opening track that drew me to it.  High hat drum fills always catch my ear, I know there is a drummer paying attention somewhere. You’ll want to hear the first track,… Continue reading