Everyday Albums of 2010, Mates of State, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. Mates of State are a fun band that I fell in love with about 5 years ago when I saw them at ACL 2005. Cover tunes have been a […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Broken Bells, Broken Bells

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. Danger Mouse is dangerous. Over the last 5 years or so, he’s quickly become one of the hottest producers in the music business, but also a great collaborator. From […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, The Black Keys, Brothers

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. While The Black Keys broke onto the scene years ago, their 2010 release Brothers is certainly a breakthrough on several levels. It’s hard to look anywhere these days without […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Kasey Anderson, Nowhere Nights

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I hadn’t heard of Kasey Anderson until I was in Portland to see Matthew Ryan play in February of 2010. He was opening for Matthew Ryan. Earlier in the […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Josh Ritter, So Runs The World Away

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. If you’ve been paying attention to MKinMotion for anytime at all, this comes as no surprise: Josh Ritter is incredible…prepare for a string of superlatives. The last three albums […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I’ve said before that I learned about Arcade Fire late enough to not be considered in-the-know, but early enough that I rode the wave in 2005 as they caught […]

Everyday Music Series: Dave Matthews Band, Before These Crowded Streets (1998)

I’ve often thought of the mixed feelings that must be associated within a musician when they put together a great album. There’s so much work that to have a successful product must be so satisfying, but there must also be a sense of anxiety. To make a great album, so many things have to come […]

Everyday Album Series: World Party, Goodbye Jumbo

My first experience with Columbia House (cassette tapes) came at the same time that I discovered there was other music out there besides U2, Top 40 radio, and hair bands. I was introduced to several bands in the summer of 1990. An intro to They Might Be Giants, The Sundays, Jesus and Mary Chain, Nine […]

Everyday Album Series: Blue Merle, Burning in the Sun

Blue Merle’s “Every Ship Must Sail Away” was one of the first iTunes Store free singles of the week back in January of 2005. Blue Merle drew a lot of comparisons to a Nashvillian Coldplay. Their songs are solid and fresh with something for everyone and every mood. I recommend the tracks “Seeing Through You”, […]