New Music Tuesday: Tuesday Mornings & Wednesday Nights

So I broke my recent rule of not buying music via iTunes on Tuesday. I admit it. My one caveat I mentioned was that I would buy exclusives, and that’s what got me to give them my money. I bought Counting Crows’ Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings from iTunes because there was an exclusive bonus […]

New Music Tuesday: Catching Up on New Music

If you’ve been reading me for a while, you know I used to be pretty diligent about posting every Tuesday about the new music that was released that day that I could recommend. It’s been a while…in fact you have to go back to September when I bought 3 albums with 3 services (iTunes, eMusic, […]

If You Want To Make The Best Album in 2008…

…learn a lesson or two from these artists. It’s that time of year again….everyone else is doing it so why shouldn’t I? 2007 has been a long, funny diverse year in my life and the music business has been pretty much on par with it. I’m breaking lists in half this year to recognize not […]

What Were The 90’s All About?: 1999

It can be argued…It can be argued that White Ladder didn’t get discovered until 2001…It can be argued that The Man Who didn’t get discovered until 2000…It can be argued that Californication was derivative of previous RHCP releases…It can be argued that Blue (specifically “Never Let You Go”) killed the 3EB momentum… All of these […]

What Were the 90’s All About?: 1998

1998…Madonna redefined herself, Shawn Mullins inadvertently invented a sub-genre, and again the music industry evolved a little. 1. Before the Crowded Streets, Dave Matthews Band (probably their one true masterpiece album)2. Hello Nasty, Beastie Boys3. Soul’s Core, Shawn Mullins4. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams5. XO, Elliot Smith Honorable Mentions: Feeling Strangely Fine, […]

What Were the 90’s All About?: 1997

OK Computer might have been the masterpiece that defined the 90’s (I’ve heard it compared to Sgt. Pepper’s effect on culture in 1968). Matthew Ryan released his ambitious debut album with 6 songs that would show up on a greatest hits album if he made one. The tide turned in 1997 again with Sarah McLachlan […]

What Were the 90’s All About?: 1996

It’s not like 1996 was a thin year for music…because there are some epic albums, but in hindsight it feels more like a setting of the stage than an epic year. 1. Recovering the Satellites, Counting Crows2. Being There, Wilco3. Bringing Down the Horse, The Wallflowers4. Yourself and Someone Like You, Matchbox 20 (if you […]

What Were the 90’s All About?: 1995

The 90’s are littered with great soundtracks and 1995 is no exception with Empire Records, Clueless, and technically Original Soundtracks 1 from Passengers being released. In the soundtrack of my life I think there could be songs from all of these albums including the honorable mentions. 1. The Ghost of Tom Joad, Bruce Springsteen2. Jagged […]

What Were the 90’s All About?: 1994

In 1994 we got punched in the face with Kurt Cobain taking his life, but music continued, despite the Don McLean lyrics. Johnny Cash re-emerged from the ashes and won over a whole new audience, Weezer defined power pop rock and haven’t apologized, and Jeff Buckley released what would ultimately be his only studio album […]