2020 Albums of the Year

After a year that was the most unpredictable in my lifetime and continues to be up until these final moments, I’ve compiled my list of best albums of 2020.  The last time I ever felt the way I did this year must have been sometime in my teens.  Probably around 15 when everything seemed out…

2019 Albums of the Year

I can’t recall a better year for music since around 2004. This year there were some new bands, some old bands and there were no notable new U2 releases to cloud my judgement. Some long-time favorite acts released some stinkers, though. See the top 10, the middle of the pack and the stinkers below. Oh,…

Albums of the Year – 2016 – Part 3

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…

Doves and Gomez Lightning Reviews

I used to run a site that did nothing but CD reviews.  I loved it at the time and I had more time to really keep up with it and dig in.  Also, I wasn’t faced with the glut of music that I am now.  Yes, I’m complaining that I have too much music to…