Music

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

Chick Lead Singers

I realize, scanning my music collection, that I have very few albums by bands that are fronted by chicks. Sure there are some solo…

Ten

Pearl Jam: Ten

Easily one of the top five influential and memorable albums of my college years. For those who thought Nirvana was too discordant and suicidal,…

I Love Steve Albini

I Love Steve Albini

I know it’s super old school to care about producers in rock music, but I’m an old school kind of guy. It’s not as…

13 Songs

Fugazi: 13 Songs

I was a latecomer to Fugazi in the scheme of my rock ’n’ roll education. I had heard nothing of their DC sound before…

Zhigge

Zhigge: Zhigge

I’m not really sure why this CD made its way into my collection other than it must have dropped around the time when I…

Yuck

Yuck: Yuck

Right off the bat this album sounds like something sitting in one of my many CD towers in the storage room. The exposed bassline,…

XX

The xx: XX

I will admit to being a cheap ass when it comes to buying music. I’m not loyal to my online retailers now that I’m…

Expo 86

Wolf Parade: Expo 86

This is certainly Wolf Parade’s most straightforward album, less moaning and broken gears and almost hopeful in its vibrancy. Hell, the second track on…

Wild Flag

Wild Flag: Wild Flag

Welcome to Sleater-Kinney’s less annoying little cousin. Not to say that all Sleater-Kinney is annoying, but there’s only so much riot grrrrrrl a person…

The Whole Love

Wilco: The Whole Love

Oh, Wilco. You’re so cute. And so overrated. Even Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, which we all subscribed to as the second coming of “good” music,…