When I compiled my original Best Of 2008 list last December, it was a snow day. The sky dropped about a foot, maybe a foot and a half of fluffy white stuff and we lowly sub-compact drivers could go nowhere. Between ranking albums and locating album art, I took a stroll around town with my camera. The above image comes from that trek. Overall, I was pretty happy with last year’s list but, in revisiting all the albums from 2008, I now see quite a few that I left out.Read More »A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2008
I’m From Barcelona
I’m From Barcelona is a musical outfit from Sweden featuring 29 band members and fronted by Emanuel Lundgren. The impressive number of people in the band allow them to have a relatively full orchestra of woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, as well as an accompanying choir.
Formed in 2005, the band released their debut LP Let Me Introduce You To My Friends in 2006. They released five studio albums in the ten years that followed.
Below, you’ll find a complete collection of album reviews, song reviews, features, music videos, lists, and more covered on FensePost that include The New Pornographers.
On June 6, 2006, FensePost went live. Since its inception, I’ve written more than 1,000 album reviews and countless features, track reviews, live reviews, and video reviews. My collection has grown exponentially. I have a room in my house devoted entirely to records. CDs go in the living room and I’m out of shelving space. To say FensePost has become a big part of my life would be an understatement. It’s as much a second job as it is a hobby.Read More »A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums Of 2006
The year is over. We have a new president about to take office, a failing economy, and out of control weather. The good news is that last year saw some amazing albums hit and, thanks to the rampant oppression of hard times, next year should prove just as fruitful music-wise. After all, difficult times, depression, etc. can often breed above average achievements in the arts… right?
So here it is, my top 33 and 1/3 albums of the year and the last post of 2008. The 33 is for the top 33 albums (with a few EPs included) of the year, while the 1/3 is an honorable mention 7″ single. We’ll begin with the latter…Read More »Best of 2008: Fense’s Top 33 & 1/3 Albums of the Year
You don’t typically hear songs named for guys. Yet the new I’m From Barcelona album, Who Killed Harry Houdini? does just that — and they use my name. As an opening track, “Andy” isn’t quite as hard-hitting as “Oversleeping” was to Let Me Introduce You To My Friends, but it does set the stage well for the rest of the album, which doesn’t necessarily have the power tracks of their debut.Read More »I’m From Barcelona: Who Killed Harry Houdini? [Album Review]