The Music List

These are the lists, the lists of your musical life.

2015 Albums of the Year

2015 Albums of the Year

I do this every year. And every year I realize how little music I get to listen to. Or how little new music I’m exposed…

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…

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 acts…

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 if…

2011 Albums of the Year

2011 Albums of the Year

So I figure everyone else is doing his top albums thing, so I might as well. Now I don’t get free albums or anything, so…

American Water

Great Lyrics: ‘Random Rules’

The Silver Jews, always sort of living in the shadow of their better known, better represented former agents, Pavement, are an amazing band in their…

2013 Albums of the Year

2013 Albums of the Year

Just like 2012 and 2011 before it, I figure it’s my duty to clutter the musical landscape with my completely uneducated opinion about the best…

2012 Albums of the Year

2012 Albums of the Year

So I figure everyone else is doing his top albums thing, so I might as well. Now I don’t get free albums or anything, so…

Casualties of War

Casualties of War

So, there I was listening to an old Eric B. & Rakim album the other day… Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but Mr. Hipster…