These are the albums in the middle of the pack. Some of these have the ability to move to the front depending on the day, the mood or other factors. But they rarely stay there, pulled back by the areas where they miss the mark. None of them are bad – they’re just not as […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2017 – Part 2 (The Middle)
This is the top of the heap in the albums of the year list. These records all probably gave me goosebumps when I listened to them for the first time and some still do. These are the ones that have made me go back to the artists’ back catalogs in an attempt to get more […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2017 – Part 3 (The Top)
Some would see this as the bottom of the list. Mostly, these albums are here because I don’t see them as albums I’ll go back to time after time. Others have parts that don’t fit or moods that just drag them down. Some are just fine and nothing more. Oh, and there’s at least one […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2017 – Part 1 (The Bottom)
Get your Spotify playlists ready. My playlist is playing on Plex as I compile my 2017 AOTY. This year, the countdown comes from an unmistakable dad in his mid-forties. I’m trying to shuffle my work and personal life and there’s not nearly the time to discover new music like there used to be. (Also, too […]Read More 2017 Albums of the Year Coming Soon!
6,5,4,3,2,1, go! 6. Primal Scream – Chaosmosis “More Light” was the dark, brooding, brass knuckle side of Primal Scream. Chaosmosis is the Technicolor, grooving, silk shirt wearing side. It’s fun, dancy and easy to take for granted from your first listen. From the first track, in fact. “Trippin’ on Your Love” is laced with Haim […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 3
Let’s get right into 12-7, shall we? 12. Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial This band had me at “I’m so sick of, fill in the blank”. This sounds like just the type of thing to cleanse the lacquer sheen off of pop music. It’s the Ramones if they had written songs over 3 […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 2
This has been an incredible and eventful year for music. We’ve lost several superstars including one of the greatest musical personalities of all time in David Bowie. In positive news, my childhood hero, Sting, has come back to the pop music scene after a decade in the lute filled wilderness. Out of nowhere, Iggy Pop’s […]Read More Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 1