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Favorite LPs//2017

I’m only ranking my top 5 this year With that said, you’ll still find more of my favorites listed after my top 5. I hope you enjoy my selections and find a few new favorites to add to yours. Cheers.

5 – Run The Jewels//Run the Jewels 3

Call Ticketron


4 – LCD Soundsystem//american dream

oh baby


3 – The xx//I See You

On Hold


2 – Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein//Stranger Things 2



1 – Future Islands//The Far Field



The rest of my favorites (in alphabetical order)…


Dreams Tonite


Arcade Fire//Everything Now

Everything Now


Cigarettes After Sex//Cigarettes After Sex






David Bazan//Care




Heaven I Know



Ascension (feat. Vince Staples)


Hazel English//Just Give In / Never Going Home



Jay Som//Everybody Works

1 Billion Dogs


Julien Baker//Turn Out the Lights



Kendrick Lamar//DAMN.



Lana Del Rey//Lust For Life



Mura Masa//Mura Masa

Blu (feat. Damon Albarn)


Sound of Ceres//The Twin




Hang On Me


Sufjan Stevens • Nico Muhly • Bryce Dessner • James McAlister//Planetarium



Swells//What Are You Gonna Do?



Sylvan Esso//What Now

Just Dancing


Tom Adams//Silence

Come On, Dreamer


White Reaper//The World’s Best American Band

Judy French



[new music roundup] 7.21.17


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Basement Revolver//Agatha



Lana Del Rey//Lust for Life



Nicole Atkins//Goodnight Ronda Lee



What are your favorite new releases this week?

[new music roundup] 9.18.15

telekinesis - ad infinitum


A few of my favorite new releases this week…


Astronauts, ETC.//Mind Out Wandering



Battles//La Di Da Di



BOY//We were Here



Lana Del Rey//Honeymoon



Metric//Pagans in Vegas



Ought//Sun Coming Down EP



Stars//Lost & Found EP



Swells//Bus Boy EP



Telekinesis//Ad Infinitum



Zola Jesus//Nail EP



What are your favorite new releases this week?


[anticipation] Emile Haynie//We Fall

emile haynie - we fall

Haynie will release his debut album We Fall February 23 via Interscope. Stream two of the tracks below and checkout the impressive guest list and it’s easy to understand why i’m excited about this release.

We Fall tracklist:
1. “Falling Apart” feat. Andrew Wyatt and Brian Wilson
2. “Little Ballerina” feat. Rufus Wainwright
3. “Wait for Life” feat. Lana Del Rey
4. “Dirty World”
5. “A Kiss Goodbye” feat. Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sampha, and Devonté Hynes
6. “Fool Me Too” feat. Nate Ruess
7. “Nobody Believes You” feat. Andrew Wyatt and Colin Blunstone
8. “Come Find Me” feat. Lykke Li and Romy Madley Croft
9. “Who to Blame” feat. Randy Newman
10. “Ballerina’s Reprise” feat. Father John Misty and Julia Holter
11. “The Other Side”


(31) Days of Good//12.30.14


I was a HUGE Weezer fan in high school and college. Blue Album is a near perfect album and I even enjoyed Maladroit. But off the top of my head,  I can’t name a single track and/or album title after Maladroit was released in 2002. After reading Robin Hilton’s favorite albums of 2014, I though it fair to give an old favorite a second chance. After first listen, I’m hopeful. I hear “old” Weezer clawing back for a place in my listening rotation. Is is this the Blue Album part 2? Definitely not. But it’s not fair for me to expect that. If I must compare to an older album, it’s closer to Green Album part 2 (which isn’t too shocking, both were produced by Ric Ocasek, along with the almighty Blue Album). While this album hasn’t resonated with me quite like it did with Mr. Hilton, I was pleasantly surprised with how much of it I did enjoy, especially “Lonely Girl”, “Eulogy For A Rock Band”, and “Go Away”, which features Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno. (p.s. the album cover art is super cool, one of my favorites this year)

♩  Weezer – Eulogy For A Rock Band [from Everything Will Be Alright In The End]




♩  Protomartyr – Scum, Rise! [from Under Color of Official Right]




♩  La Sera – Losing to the Dark [from Hour of the Dawn]




Say what you want about Lana Del Rey, but this cover of the Disney classic is fantastic (and pretty much the only good thing about this film).

♩  Lana Del Rey – Once Upon a Dream [from Maleficent (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)]