Best Songs (So Far) Of 2015

   It’s been a pretty good year for music so far. Last week I posted my top albums that have come out this year (up to Friday of last week). Now it’s time for the best songs list, which I’ve limited to 25 (and yes, two of those spots are taken by Leon Bridges so deal with it). 25. The Decemberists-“The Singer Addresses His Audience” … Continue reading Best Songs (So Far) Of 2015

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   25. Jeff Bridges-Sleeping Tapes 24. Patrick Watson-Love Songs For Robots 23. Jessica Pratt-On Your Own Love Again 22. Torres-Sprinter 21. Bhi Bhiman-Rhythm & Reason 20. Hiatus Kaiyote-Choose Your Weapon 19. Lionel O-MLO 18. July Talk-July Talk 17. Molehill-Tin God  16. Ike Reilly-Born On Fire 15. Natalie Prass-Natalie Prass 14. Villagers-Darling Arithmetic 13. Fort Frances-No One Needs To Know Our Name 12. Project Film-Different Rooms … Continue reading CLICK ME! CLICK ME! CLICK ME! The Best Albums Of The First Half Of 2015

The Gift Of Life Fraternal: The Best Of The Felice Brothers

   You are living in a golden age of American music right now. It’s not easy to notice, but if you really take a look, I think you’ll see that I’m right. One of the many reasons I know this is that we have The Felice Brothers guiding us-both as a link to the past and a portent of a beautiful future. They’re still able … Continue reading The Gift Of Life Fraternal: The Best Of The Felice Brothers

In Response: The AV Club’s Top 100 Films Of The Decade (So Far)

   This whole “best of the year, decade, week so far…” garbage has got to end at some point. I suppose it will go on as long as people keep clicking the links. Sadly, I’m one of those that sees a new ranking and I immediately have to know what it is. The AV Club is usually dead-on in their film criticism as far as … Continue reading In Response: The AV Club’s Top 100 Films Of The Decade (So Far)

Best Films Of 2014 (Finally)

It took me a while, but I’ve finally seen all the motion pictures I felt necessary to make a thorough top ten list. 2014 was a great year for movies, despite what we always hear-“The prices are too high and the movies aren’t as good as they used to be.” It was an especially great year in film for me, as I got to cover … Continue reading Best Films Of 2014 (Finally)