Today I’m looking back 20 years and counting down my top 20 albums of 2003. In this first part, I’ll be looking at 20 down to 11. As we reach the 20th anniversary of the albums released in 2003, it’s hard not to look back on this particular year as a crucial moment in indie rock history. For me, cemented in my Junior and Senior year of college, I dove deeper into my obsession with music and expanded my horizons even deeper into indie rock.Read More »The Top 20 Albums Turning 20 in 2023 | Part 1
If you’re checking out this post, at the very least you enjoy Siamese Dream, or curiosity has piqued your interest. This is a relatively new series of articles and videos in which I share albums to check out if you like a particular release I have in my collection. The ones I recommend, similarly, are pulled from my collection. Today I’m looking at the 1993 LP Siamese Dream by alt-rock band The Smashing Pumpkins.Read More »5 Albums to Listen to if You Like Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
I wasn’t sure I would do a best of list, but here I am, compiling it now. These are always a little tricky, as the moment I hit “Publish” something inevitably changes. It drives the perfectionist in me nuts. Alas, what can you do? I present to you my Best of 2021 list. Here are my top 10 albums of 2021.Read More »My Top 10 Best Albums of 2021
Creating a music video, in my opinion, should be about creating art. There are so many intricate elements that should go into a video that are so often left forgotten or, at least, unattended. First and foremost is the song itself — a video must compliment the art to which it is expanding from audio to video. Connecting the two is extremely important. Second is theme. The best videos have some storyline, vague or distinct. Or at least something visually interesting. Read More »25 Great Bands, 30 Great Music Videos
Let me tell you a story. In 2007 some notable things happened. I attended the annual music festival SXSW (the image above is of myself and The Lovely Sparrows’ Shawn Jones, taken by Abandoned Love Records/Virgin Of The Birds’ Jon Rooney), I grew a mustache, and I met a beautiful girl named Andi at the Capitol Hill Block Party. We hit it off and ditched the after-party to get a sprite (her) and coffee (me) at Denny’s in Ballard (sadly no longer there) at 1:30am. I still have the mustache and I’m still dating Andi. A lot of pretty notable things happened that year, and a lot of great releases came out…Read More »A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007
The Man can do no wrong. Capital M: He deserves it. Thom Yorke‘s latest project finds him slipping further into… Read More »Thom Yorke: Feeling Pulled Apart By Horses [12″ Single Review]
I’ve decided to create an installment in which I do a recap of my favorite albums of the past ten years now that we’re coming up on the turn-of-decade – yes, 2010 is upon us.
The key: I do them one at a time.
I figure contemplating the weight of albums that have been instituted in my library for the better part (or even just half) of a decade would warrant a skewed opinion when comparing them to those released just this month. And, as these things are all truly opinion-based, well I just couldn’t have that.Read More »A Retrospective Top 15: Best Albums Of 2000