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Top 100 Albums of 2017, Part 2: 50-1

This is a continuation. For Part 1, click here. Primitive Man — Caustic “When death grips your hands and kisses them goodbye/Remember, none of your work days mattered/A lifetime spent … Continue reading

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Top 100 Albums of 2017, Part 1: 100-51

2017, huh? What a year. What a year. Thankfully, there was a plethora of excellent music to tide me over and help instill personal strength during my times of struggle … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · 1 Comment

Top 10 Live Bands of 2017

Unfortunately, 2017 was a bit light for me in terms of live gigs. I switched cities and got caught between jobs many a time, which made it quite difficult for … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

15 Worst Albums of 2017

Being a music fan means taking the good with the bad, and before I reveal my favorite live acts and favorite albums of the year, I figured I should preemptively … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Top 25 EPs of 2017

Merry Christmas, people of the Internet, and thank you if you decided to sit down and read this thing. I know that end-of-the-year lists go out of style sometime after … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Broken Social Scene — Hug of Thunder — ALBUM REVIEW

Broken Social Scene is more aptly and frequently spoken of as a “collective” than as a band. It’s easy to see why, considering the revolving door of Canadian rock royalty … Continue reading

November 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Mark Kozelek and Sean Yeaton — Yellow Kitchen — ALBUM REVIEW

Veteran songwriter Mark Kozelek hardly needs an introduction, but I’ll venture one anyway. He initially came up as the lead vocalist of beloved Bay Area slowcore/indie rock band Red House … Continue reading

November 2, 2017 · Leave a comment