Seven Great Songs: July 2018

Foreword: July was a good month! I heard some nice songs. Here are my favorites: Kendl Winter – “Rise and Fall” I just like the sounds of Kendl Winter’s voice on this song. And the anaphoric “All of it is…” lines are a satisfying in an inexplicable way. Lucinda Williams – “2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten”… Read more »

Eleven Great Songs: June 2018

Foreword: June was a good month for music. Any month that sees an official SOPHIE release is gonna be a good one! Tanukichan – “Lazy Love” “Lazy Love” is a whispery shoegaze that’s a joy to listen to. Plus, finding this song turned me on to Tanukichan’s marvelous EP, Radiolove. Father John Misty – “Please Don’t Die”… Read more »

Eight Great Songs: May 2018

Foreword: I didn’t write any posts on this blog in the month of May.  I’ve got a bunch of drafts floating around about games I haven’t played for over a month! But, I did manage to listen to some sick tunez this month: Janelle Monae – “Screwed” I haven’t really been hooked by J. Monae’s musical… Read more »

Nine Great Songs: Apr 2018

Foreword: I listened to more new music in April than I did in March! Plus I did a better job of jotting down when I found a song worth writing about. As a result, I have a lot more new-to-me songs I want to write about now! Funny how a little effort can go a… Read more »

Four Great Songs: Mar 2018

Foreword: I know, I know. Only four songs this month. And March was such a long month! I simply didn’t hear a ton of new music I loved this month. Partially it was the mood I was in–I spent a solid week and a half exclusively listening to old favorites–and partially it was just a down… Read more »

Six Great Songs: Feb 2018

Foreword: As promised, another entry in my “great songs” catalog. Here are 6 of my favorite songs from February, 2018~ awakebutstillinbed – “life” It was tough to narrow down to just one song from awakebutstillinbed’s album. The whole album is consistently great. Probably because the band’s style is what draws me in the most: the… Read more »

Nine Great Songs: Jan 2018

These are 9 of the songs I kept coming back to in January of 2018. They’re in no particular order and most likely not released that month. This is a snapshot of the songs I liked in January that are worth listening to. Breakfast Muff – “R U A Feminist” Twee/indiepop was one of my… Read more »

17 songs, 2017

Foreword: One of my favorite parts of every year are the year-end lists that media commentators come out with in December of every year. It’s kind of a stupid system especially with these mid-year lists that are happening with ever-more-frequency. But I like it! I like lists. I love lists. I’ve done music lists in previous… Read more »

R&B of the Aughts comes to 2017

Rina Sawayama, London musician, has released RINA, her first EP. It’s a short little thing if you’re not counting interludes, just six tracks. But it’s a whopper! It’s a fun EP of R&B that would have sounded at home (if a bit experimental) in the late 90s/early 00s. I can’t get enough of it. I think… Read more »

The Mountain GOATs

The Mountain Goats is probably still my favorite band of all time. I absorbed a lot of the tape deck lore back in college. “02-75” is named after the drop box John and his wife would share letters in before they married. “Going to Georgia” might be about anyone. It might be about you. Or… Read more »