Check out the albums that have left Mr. H with permanent hearing loss in his left ear, but a song in his heart.

Yours Dreamily

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

I remember the first time I heard The Black Keys. It kinda blew my mind, truth be told. I played Thickfreakness over and over again….

Dark Comedy

Open Mike Eagle: Dark Comedy

A better name than Childish Gambino, Open Mike Eagle didn’t actually use a Wu-Tang Name Generator to create his stage name. His name is actually…


Wavves: V

Admittedly I miss bands every once in a while. Ok, very often. Sometimes it’s just me listening to a track or partial track of a band’s…

Key Markets

Sleaford Mods: Key Markets

Bah, this shite is fookin crazy! It’s like McLusky, The Streets, Art Brut, PIL and Begbie from Trainspotting all got together and started a fookin…


The The: Infected

I remember sitting in a hotel room in Israel listening to this album over and over on my Walkman. It was easy; I just flipped…


Mike Krol: Turkey

Jay Reatard may be gone but his spirit lives on in the disturbingly manic Mike Krol. Clocking in at a mere 18 minutes, his 10-track…


Royal Headache: High

I am so in love with this album it’s ridiculous. I am in love with the concept of it. I am in love with the…

Days With Dr. Yen Lo

Dr. Yen Lo: Days With Dr. Yen Lo

More spoken word than rap, this so-called doctor sounds like a sleepy Def Poetry Jam participant doing his thing over MF Doom flourishes. His flow is very…

Star Wars

Wilco: Star Wars

More than anything I just wanted the put this album cover on my site, as I don’t really have any affinity for Wilco beyond a…

Bully - Feels Like

Bully: Feels Like

I suppose this is what Hole would have sounded like hadn’t Kurt written all of their songs. So like later Hole when Courtney had exhausted…

Weird Prayer

Sweet John Bloom: Weird Prayer

I suppose I like my rock and roll bratty. Or just a little more on the brash, less serious side. That’s why I’ve always shied…

Have a Nice life

Murs: Have a Nice Life

The humble brag isn’t a good look for a rapper. That’s how Murs starts off this album with an odd God-centric track that basically talks…

Ivy Tripp

Waxahatchee: Ivy Tripp

I want to like this. I do. The same way I wanted to like PJ Harvey and some of those woman-fronted college radio rock bands…

Untethered Moon

Built to Spill: Untethered Moon

Built to Spill sound like a band out of time. I mean people just don’t make music like this anymore. And that’s not a sentimental…

The Positions

Gang of Youths: The Positions

Opening your album with a seven-and-a-half minute song is a pretty ballsy thing to do. It’s basically a band saying, “You’re gonna take us seriously, motherfucker!”…