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Best Music of 2013

I did not listen to as many albums this last year as normal.  My guess is that I purchased roughly 60-70% as many albums, which is odd as I didn’t set out too.  Part of it is the fact that many of the bands I listen to didn’t have new stuff dropping, part of it [...]

Worthwhile Listening: Tokyo Police Club and Others

About two years ago I bought a CD called, Champ by Tokyo Police Club.  I really liked it but didn’t buy any other of their music due to having lots of other options and just not getting around to it.
This year the well ran dry in terms of new music for a few months and [...]

Top Albums of 2012

This is a little late! The trip over the holidays and catching up at work have slowed me down a lot. 2012 wasn’t a great musical year for me, there were quite a few really good albums, but nothing like other years. I think part of it is that I’m just not [...]

Prose Decomposed #9: Bright Eyes — Poison Oak

Poison oak, some boyhood braveryWhen the telephone was a tin can on a stringAnd I fell asleep with you still talking to meYou said you weren’t afraid to dieIn Polaroids you were dressed in women’s clothesWere you made ashamed? Why did you lock them in the drawer?And I don’t think that I ever loved you [...]

Prose Decomposed #8: No Use for a Name — Let Me Down

RIP Tony Sly
She’s never alone, because she’s scared of what she might say to herselfAlways drinking in the backroom of the bar where everyone turns inA half-hearted grinShe won’t be afraid as long as that prescription keeps going throughAnd all the happy pills make her look like cardboard cut out of someone,I use to learn [...]

Prose Decomposed #8: Aesop Rock’s Gopher Guts

Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts; Poolside; 0 for 1 and don’t forget spoons twice
Lukewarm folgers; mold on his moonpie
Rooms in his home that dissipate into fruit flies
Suicide lane wide load ride looting in the wake of an amicable marooning
My duty go from moving in packs to sharing food with a cat. [To Moms:] “it’s me, I [...]

Northbound: One Great City!

Heading up to Winnipeg to see an old favorite band of mine, Propaghandi!  They don’t really play in the States and some HS buddies are making the trek.  I’m pretty excited, leaving in under an hour.  Guess I should pack, eh?  Adios.

Top Albums of 2011

It’s that time of year again.  But I have left myself very little time to think about the best music of 2011.  Luckily I have a Last.fm page that covers my last 12 months.  I don’t know if I’ll do 10 albums this year or not.  There seems to be a backlash against the year [...]

the Mountain Goats

One day, after all is said and done and I have all albums by John Darnielle, I’ll write an exposition on the importance and interest of his select works. For now, I’ll say that his music is quickly rivaling Dylan in it’s importance to me. Alas, there can never be another Dylan, but [...]

New Tunes As Of Late

1.  The Vaccines
2.  Foster the People
3.  Fleet Foxes
4.  The Cults
5.  Bob Dylan
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