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5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: Dan Falatko Edition

Serge Gainsbourg & Michel Colombier, Le Pacha: Lots of people were dissing on Record Store Day this year due to reasons I never bothered looking up, probably legitimate reasons, but that certainly didn’t stop RSD 2018 from dropping some way… Continue Reading →

5 2018 Albums That Haven’t Gotten Enough Coverage: David C. Casey Edition

Q2 has officially ended, and the panic sets in. Have we gotten our requisite quarterly amount of clicks?! We’ve spent so many weeks breathlessly covering Kanye’s antics and dissecting everything through a Trumpian lens, we’ve almost forgotten entirely about our… Continue Reading →

Hurts So Good: A New Crop Of Female Singer-Songwriters Lack The Clarity Of Lived-In Depression

Yesterday I was minding my own business and I happened to hear yet another melancholy song by a young female singer songwriter named Phoebe Something. The lyrics danced around the morbidity of depression: “Jesus Christ I’m so blue all the… Continue Reading →

U.S. Blues: A Very Hippie 4th Of July Playlist

“Wave the flag, pop the bag, rock the boat, skin the goat, shine your shoes, light your fuse, can you use them ol’ U.S. Blues?” For some reason the 4th of July has always been really big with hippies. Is… Continue Reading →

Both Directions At Once – The Lost John Coltrane Album Everybody’s Talking About

When I first heard that a recently discovered John Coltrane was being released, I didn’t have high expectations.  I mean, I’ve heard collectors state emphatically that if Coltrane farted on record, they’d listen.  I eschewed it, assuming that it was… Continue Reading →

Dimmu Borgir – Eonian: Reaching For Betterment Through Lucifer’s Light

To know the Norwegian symphonic black metal masterminds, Dimmu Borgir, in this particular moment as they storm toward the third decade of their blackened existence, one must know the tragic loss that transfigured them after their satantastic 2007 album, In… Continue Reading →

Les Rallizes Dénudés: Hijacked Planes, Vanished Members, and the Red Army Blues

There was an intricate network of thousands of radicalized, trippy bands spread across the globe like an acid-drenched spider web in the ’60s and early ’70s, but none went as far out as Japan’s reclusive noise rock/terrorist organization Les Rallizes… Continue Reading →

The Record Company: Music For Divorcees

“We are the Record Company. We play Rock n Roll.” How do you not want to tune in to listen? Chris Vos’ booming voice and innovative guitar playing and lyrics like “East side thriller killer / Roll bones drop stones raw… Continue Reading →

Everyone Gets Trophies: Why Music Blog Criticism Is Afraid To Criticize

How does an artist survive a bad review? Do they wallow in their misery or do they breathe it all in and come back all the better after taking the criticism to heart? As the still-invincible Doobie Bros once harmonized,… Continue Reading →

Pitchfork Just Can’t Take a Joke Anymore: What do Carl Marx and Ivanka Trump Have To Do With Chromeo?

I don’t know much about Chromeo, but I do know they are a joke. A shtick. Two Canadian EDM dudes playacting as silky, over-the-top, 70s-Euro playboys. I mean, just look at them. No seriously, take a look at that cover… Continue Reading →

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