Posts Tagged ‘fun’

WOW. 2012, am I right? This year was an especially difficult one for us top album listers because there were so many great albums released. It’s a good problem to have – every Tuesday, I’d look at the list of new album releases, and it was like those lists were saying, “Happy Birthday, Dude.” On […]


Here we go. Four simple categories, 41 albums, one amazing song. This is how CK’s year-end analysis begins. HONORABLE MENTION: Number 11 through 15 on my top ten list, in alphabetical order. These albums are given the same full review as the top ten (coming soon!). This year, you get a bonus 16th record! WORTH NOTICING: […]


The music industry is a battlefield. I realize that’s an easy metaphor to pull out of your back pocket, but it’s more true than ever. However, it’s no longer the sort of battlefield where two opposing armies walk toward each other until they are close enough to swing swords. No, this battlefield is the kind […]


On Friday night, TK and I each went to shows in different cities. TK took off to see Yeasayer and Warpaint at the Natural History Museum’s “First Fridays” series in LA, while I went to see Vedera, fun., and Jack’s Mannequin at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle. I’ll have a show review coming soon, but […]


Hey hey, here we go. I hope you spent the entire weekend evaluating the picks from the previous post. This has been quite the metaphorical trip down memory lane for me; I was 14 when the naughties began, and I’m 24 on the way out. Most of my music-listening life happened in the last ten […]


Every year since 2006, I’ve been making a “Best Of” mix at the end of the year to give to friends and family members around the holidays. This year, I was not able to see most of my friends, so I decided to make the playlist and stick it online instead. So, here we are! […]


It’s here! It’s here! It’s the Top Ten Albums of 2009 list, something that makes me almost as excited as this video does. For this year’s list, I followed TK’s lead and posted a link to each album on lala.com. That way, you can listen to each album in its entirety and decide for yourself. […]