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 […]

Remember To Remember Me: Wilco Plays Anchorage’s Moose’s Tooth

There’s something to be said for a band that can make the opening line of a concert “I dreamed of killing you again last night, and it felt alright to me” sound beautiful. That’s the opening line of “Via Chicago”, which Wilco used to open their Anchorage show Saturday night. Anchorage did well filling the […]

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 […]

New Music Tuesday: Re-Arrange Us and Get Better

I’ve had “Get Better” rattling around my head for the last few weeks whenever something else isn’t distracting my mind. I purposely avoided the pre-release that Mates of State was offering on their myspace page…and boy did it pay off. This morning I grabbed the new album off of AmazonMP3 ($7.99 as opposed to the […]

New Music Tuesday: Revisiting Matthew Ryan vs. The Silver State

Life hasn’t gotten any less hectic since I cut my Matthew Ryan review to 6 words, but in all the busyness, I’ve had plenty of time to digest the new album. The album kicks off with “Dulce Et Decorum Est” which not only sets up the album, it showcases the eloquence and beauty Ryan puts […]

New Music Tuesday: 6 Word Quick Reviews

I spent a lot of time today listening to Matthew Ryan’s new album and R.E.M.’s new album. Without enough time to do either of these albums justice with a Tuesday night review, I give you 6 word reviews. Click on images to go to Amazonmp3 where you can purchase or sample.Matthew Ryan – Matthew Ryan […]

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 […]