Posts Tagged ‘national’

You’ve heard from Tk, now it’s time for my top ten albums of 2013. Over the past few years, our tastes have diverged in a yellow wood, and that has made all the difference. This year, our lists share a stunning zero albums – and not on purpose! I suppose you’ll have to head to Spotify […]


I have been having in-excess much festivity with thesaurus.com and the fruition may be an entry that is strenuous to read. A few 24 hour periods ago, CK gave us Fatal Omissions. In just a moment, I will unveil my Deathly Noninclusions for 2010 in music. Below you will find the following categories: Song of […]


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 […]


August 21, 2010 was a turning point for me musically. I woke up slowly and, with no plans until later in the day, decided to try out Ra Ra Riot’s new album The Orchard. A pleasant listen indeed, but by about the 20th minute, I was itching for something different. Something fresh. Something unexpected. So, […]


Here we go again! It’s now officially halfway through the year 2010. TK is busy hiking the Pacific Coast Trail, so I’m holding down CKTK duties while he’s gone. During the first half of this year, we officially launched our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Check those out for more frequent updates. Also, I just launched […]


As you may have noticed last week, CK got tipsy on typing with his Sasquatch Saturday Recap. He will continue these frisky frollicks into the future, but for now, you’re stuck with Tk’s Sasquatch Squawkin’. This squawk session is extra special considering that I will be out of commission for a while after this post […]


Hello all, TK and I spent this past weekend at the gorgeous Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, taking in the Sasquatch! Music Festival. Over the next few days, we’ll be dissecting the festival in all its grandeur right here at CKTK. We also tweeted hard, so look back at our Twitter feed for those to-the-minute […]


Here it is, folks: My report on the first quarter of 2010. It’s been a solid year so far. This list is presented with minimal commentary; just know that you’ll see many of these records in my “Best of 2010” post nine months from now. But you don’t have to take my word for it… […]


No analysis today; I’m letting the music stand for itself (which, of course, it does). As always, click on any album title to listen on lala. Read part I here and part II here. 10    The National – Boxer (2007) 9    Taking Back Sunday – Tell All Your Friends (2002) 8    Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca (2009) […]


I pity the poor suckers who unleashed their “Albums of the Decade” lists before midnight on January 1st, 2010, because they ALL MISSED THIS ONE! This album (the one that I linked with pink ink before the exclamation point and after the word “they”) did MORE than just convert me to Epistemological Luddism–it also reminded […]