Top 10 Mixtapes of 2015

Right. The lists of individual songs are done and dusted. Now on to the real meat. Mixtapes, EPs, the most disappointing albums, and the best albums. 10. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment –… Continue reading

Top 10 Indie Songs of 2015

Decent year for indie, was 2015. 10. The Libertines – Gunga Din 9. Sufjan Stevens – Should Have Known Better 8. Wavves X Cloud Nothings – How It’s Gonna Go 7. Ought –… Continue reading

Top 10 Pop Songs of 2015

2015 has been pretty weak for properly great pop songs. It was a bit of a struggle to find 10 worthy of the list. That’s not good, 2015. UPDATE: Honourable Mention – I’m devastated… Continue reading

Top 10 Rap Songs of 2015

‘Tis the season to churn out meaningless, subjective lists. I gift you my top 10 rap/hip-hop songs of 2015, in order. 10. Lupe Fiasco – Mural 9. Dr. Dre – Deep Water 8. YG… Continue reading

Foo Fighters – Saint Cecilia EP

Rock stalwarts Foo Fighters have released a surprise EP initially intended as a “celebration of life and music” but now dedicated to those involved in and affected by the Paris attacks. The free… Continue reading

Jon Benjamin: Jazz Daredevil – well, I should have…*

Comedian/voice actor H. Jon Benjamin (Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Wet Hot American Summer, etc.) has decided to make an intentionally bad jazz piano album. And why not? As he says himself: “I don’t play piano at all.… Continue reading

The Game – The Documentary 2.5

I was surprised when Game announced there’d be a second disc to The Documentary 2. And a little scared. An extra hour and 17 minutes of music. An extra 18 tracks bringing the… Continue reading

The Game – The Documentary 2

Creating a sequel to a classic album is a bold move. Especially when the buzz singles are as hit and miss as Ryda (big miss), 100 (hit), and Dedicated (also a big miss). I was… Continue reading

Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – Loon

Following up the 2-track EP (Life Story Love and Glory) they released in August, Ólafur Arnalds and Nils Frahm have smashed their heads together once again to bring us their third collaborative project, Loon. And… Continue reading

THE DEFINITIVE BEST AUTUMN/FALL ALBUMS LIST, AS TOLD BY ME

Entirely objective, these are the best albums to listen to in autumn/the fall. To avoid confusion with the top band The Fall, and because saying autumn is right, I’ll be saying autumn. Not… Continue reading