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The Top 30 Albums of 2016

2016 was an all-around rotten year in so many ways. Beloved celebrity deaths, worldwide geopolitical turmoil, the Pirates were terrible while the @#$%! Cubs won the World Series. To top it all off, it was such a difficult year for … Continue reading

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The Top 30 Albums of 2014

Rock is dead. At least so I’m told. With country, EDM, hip hop, R&B and perhaps even pop music all more popular than ever (and coalescing into the monogenre), there seems to be a widespread belief that guitar rock is … Continue reading

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366TAS: 4:57 – Tracy Chapman – Fast Car

In college, I took a class titled “Rock and Roll”. The professor had some… idiosyncratic tastes and grades for the class were largely determined by how much he liked the band that was the subject of your term paper. Most … Continue reading

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2011’s Top Albums: #20 – #11

If the uncertainty regarding yesterday’s ten albums whether or not they belonged on the list at all, today’s uncertainty relates to some of the albums themselves. A full half of these picks have been in my playlists for less than … Continue reading

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2011’s Top Albums: #30 – 21

2011 was an odd sort of year in music. My own impression – and an impression shared by a few folks I’ve talked to – was that it was a disappointing year. But then I take a look around the … Continue reading

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