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 many albums for me to go digging through to post … Continue reading 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 backing vocals and I would hate to be caught listening … Continue reading Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 3
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 late-career masterpiece has led me to gobble up the rest … Continue reading Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 1
Here it is. Part deux. Big year. This is the part of the list where it gets real. Do people still say that? Well, they do here. Or, as I’d say in a work e-mail, “Please see below:” Craig Finn – Faith In The Future The studio sent a car to collect me When the driver dropped me off at the lot He said he’d … Continue reading Albums of the Year – 2015 – Part 2
These are the albums of my year. If they interest you, check them out. They’re not the be all and end all of music. However, this has been the soundtrack of 2011 for me. I’m happy to say that many of them have been appreciated on vinyl. That medium, more than anything else, has gotten me back to enjoying music and not just listening … Continue reading Albums of My Year – 2011