Music

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

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…

Infected

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…

Turkey

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…

High

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!”…

Mr. Wonderful

Action Bronson: Mr. Wonderful

The man is like the Chris Farley of rap. On second thought he’s more like the John Belushi of rap. And it’s not just because the…

It Never Goes Out

The Hotelier: It Never Goes Out

I feel like someone is going to pop out any second and knock my iPhone from my hand while listening to this album and scream,…

2014 Albums of the Year

2014 Albums of the Year

Looking back, 2013 was a weak-ass year for me for music. I couldn’t even come up with more than eight albums to stick on my…

Dude Incredible

Shellac: Dude Incredible

I’m a fan of Steve Albini. I’ve written [not-so] extensively about my love of his engineering prowess — most specifically about how awesome he makes…