Posts Tagged ‘music’

Best Albums of 2014

My third annual list. This is mostly personal preference, but with an ear to recommend both popular and obscure (mostly alt-rock and electronic) albums to other music lovers. On this list, albums get either a 1 (best) or 2 (rest); within those two groups, most have equal ground. This may seem like a boring list […]

Close to the Edge – Lisa Marie Presley (2012)

From her full-length Storm & Grace album. Play on Grooveshark or Spotify (embedded below). File under: roots rock.

ON VACATION: Electric Forest Festival, MI

If you’re having trouble reaching me this Wednesday until Monday, it’s because I’m in the woods. I’m driving up to Michigan for the four-day music festival, Electric Forest. This is the first time I’ll be camping at a music festival; I’m pretty excited to have this opportunity to get away with a few of my […]

A few album ratings – Spring 2014

********* 9 The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream (March 2014, neo-psychedelia) ********* 9 Rosanne Cash – The River & the Thread (January 2014, Americana) ********* 9 Nils Frahm – Spaces (November 2013, ambient) ********* 9 Bonobo – LateNightTales (November 2013, electric) ********* 9 Warren Haynes – Live at Bonnaroo [June 15, 2003] […]

Zeppelin update: Spotify, reissues, and session samples

Without fail, every year there are bits of Led Zeppelin news to share. In December, they finally released their catalog to Spotify. In January, Jimmy Page claimed he would start releasing remastered albums this year. This week, you can listen to sample practice recordings made during Physical Graffiti sessions.

Best Albums of 2013

My second annual list. This is mostly personal preference, but with an ear to recommend both popular and obscure (mostly rock and jazz) albums to other music lovers. Top Picks Bombino – Nomad (Tishoumaren, blues rock; April) Charles Bradley – Victim of Love (Soul, April) Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Nu-disco, May) Gregory Porter […]