Air: Twentyears-A Top Ten List

Yesterday this very website celebrated its sixth anniversary (yay!). Another big milestone is coming up for the duo that make up Air, the 20th anniversary of their debut Premiers Symptômes. They’ve announced a tour (their first US dates in 7 years) and put out a compilation of their best work since they hit the scene. You can hear it on Spotify or order a deluxe … Continue reading Air: Twentyears-A Top Ten List

Top 50 Albums Of 2016

Lemonade isn’t in my top 50 albums of the year. As queen Bey herself would say, “Sorry, I ain’t sorry.” If that makes you say “Boy, bye” than I’ll quote her again: “Suck on my balls, pause. I ain’t thinkin’ ’bout you.” Like most years, 2016 was neither as bad as some would like to make you think nor great. Unless you’re just talking about … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2016

Midpoint:2016-Best Albums, Songs, and Photos

It’s hard to believe it’s already halfway through the year. Time flies, but at least we’ve had some great music to keep us company through that long winter and week-long spring. Now it’s summer and festival season is already in full swing. I’m looking forward to getting some pictures over the next few weeks at Pitchfork and 80/35 that will make the end-of-year list of … Continue reading Midpoint:2016-Best Albums, Songs, and Photos

Top 10 Disappointments Of 2015

   10. Seeing The Rolling Stones-In hindsight I probably should’ve just let the myth live in my imagination. The greatest rock and roll band of all-time (in some minds) playing their biggest hits right in front of me! Well, after an opening slot by Rascal Flats in which they covered Hozier’s “Take Me To Church” in a medley of what I assume were RF originals. … Continue reading Top 10 Disappointments Of 2015

Terrence Malick, Ranked (Happy Birthday!)

   Happy 72nd birthday, Mr. Malick! One of the great visual storytellers of the last half-century, Malick’s films are more-or-less love it or hate it. I generally fall on the love side, though I admit he’s made some clunkers. Here’s how I would rank his films. What are your favorites? 6. To The Wonder 5. The New World 4. The Thin Red Line 3. Badlands … Continue reading Terrence Malick, Ranked (Happy Birthday!)