I’m always looking at vinyl prices online, and in doing so I pretty frequently stumble across some phenomenal deals! Today, I’m going to share with you five records that are currently under $20 on Amazon that you should snap up today! This list includes a few classics as well as cult indie favorites.Read More »5 Essential Vinyl Records Under $20 on Amazon
We lost Neal Langford last week. He passed away at age 50.
While that name might not immediately sound familiar, his impact on indie music cannot be ignored.
Let me throw another, slightly more familiar name out there: James Mercer. Sound familiar? If so, that’s because Mercer is the frontman of The Shins and, in collaboration with producer Danger Mouse, Broken Bells.Read More »RIP Neal Langford of The Shins
Today, I’m continuing on my path of counting down the top 20 albums turning 20 in 2023. For the first ten on the list, visit Part 1 where I cover 20 to 11. Today, I’ll be focusing on the top 10. As always, this list is a roundup of my personal selections, so there’s a definite subjective nature to it, but I also tried to inject at least some objectivity into it. Compiling this list has been filled with nostalgic memories of my college days.Read More »The Top 20 Albums Turning 20 in 2023 | Part 2
The summer of 2003 was a hot one in eastern Washington, and my concrete bunker of an apartment contained the heat like no other. Granted, the image below wasn’t shot by yours truly until 2004, but it sure seemed hot enough to ignite even the least combustible of items. I wrapped up my undergraduate that December, which was cold as Antarctica, and upon that milestone I moved to Seattle. It was a good year for the Northwest; many of my favorite albums came from Seattle labels like Sub Pop and Barsuk. As for the list, I’ve expanded it to 20. Couldn’t help it.Read More »A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2003
The second installment of A Retrospective, in which I recap my favorite albums released from 2000 to 2008, this time: 2001. Wrought with turmoil and watching a life fall apart as so many others were having similar experiences but in a different manner; that was 2001 for you. The year I turned 21. A year that lives in infamy. Young or old, we all seemed to grow up that year. Music, too seemed to progress in ways unthought, even before that fateful day.Read More »A Retrospective Top 15: Best Albums Of 2001