Music.Defined.’s Favorite Songs Of 2016

I didn’t get up to 100 songs this year. I tried and there just wasn’t enough material for 100 that I felt warranted listing. There’s a ton of stuff I haven’t heard, as there is every year, but these are the best of the music of which I had a chance to listen.  The order isn’t that important, though I’m designating Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” and … Continue reading Music.Defined.’s Favorite Songs Of 2016

Cousin Dud-Sunspots

Back in October, Cousin Dud released a new record called Sunspots. You probably haven’t heard of it because Cousin Dud is as bad as I am about self-promotion. I’d been emailing with Matt Carmichael around that time, and I don’t think he ever mentioned that they were putting out any new music. Luckily, I was poking around Spotify last night to fill out my top … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sunspots

Wilco-Schmilco

After 20 years of existence, Wilco spent 2015 reminding everyone why they were heralded as “America’s Greatest Rock Band” in the first place. Their Star Wars album stands up against the best works they’ve done, and let Jeff Tweedy and co. show off their fun side that had been kept under wraps since 2009’s Wilco (The Album). Now the band returns with Schmilco only 13 … Continue reading Wilco-Schmilco

Favorite Photos of ’15-Ten Of My Best From This Year

It was a good year for picture taking, as we were able to get into some really awesome shows and festivals. Some of these photos I picked because I think they’re really good. Others I chose because of my own personal feelings toward them. So, if you see a pic and think “I saw your photos from that show and there were much better ones,” … Continue reading Favorite Photos of ’15-Ten Of My Best From This Year

Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music

   Stagnation is a funny thing. Despite its negative connotation, I know plenty of people who reached a certain point and that was pretty much it for them. They live out their days blissfully ignorant to what may have been. It certainly happens for bands who find a sound that sells well. That refusal to push yourself outside of a comfort zone or beyond what … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sad Moments In Modern Music