Posts Tagged ‘taking back sunday’

SONGS OF THE YEAR Once again this year, I couldn’t pick just one… so here’s three to chew on: Against Me! – Transgender Dysphoria Blues (language warning) Michael Jackson – Love Never Felt So Good The War On Drugs – Red Eyes HONORABLE MENTION ALBUMS The Airport District – Smash I love a good mash-up […]


Can you choose the 5 albums that define your life? I have attempted to do just that. Bear in mind, these are not necessarily my 5 favorite albums (although a few are in the running). These are the albums that define different stages of my life through their personal impact or a just-the-right-album-at-the-right-time quality. Together, they […]


This year, we’re turning over a new leaf. We’re combining the Quarterly Reports. CK and TK’s opinions, boiled down into one easy-to-digest list with a couple hundred tags. The only question left is: WILL IT BLEND? Favorites So Far: Albums that stand a distinct chance of being on one of our Top 10 lists at […]


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, […]


My good friend Cory submitted another great musical question to me the other day. If you could select any musicians- living or dead- to create a rock supergroup, who would you choose? The stipulation is that you only get four musicians: one vocalist, one guitarist, one drummer, and one wildcard. Here are my choices: Vocalist: […]


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) […]


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 […]


Welcome back. It’s that time again; time for another list pored over by one of your two founding listmaniacs. We’ve spent so much time reading top album lists over the past decade, we needed to give back. What follows are my thoughts about the greatest albums of 2000-2009. I won’t be doing any decade analysis; […]


Four score and seven years ago, it was 1922. And while the Roaring ’20s were the first great height of leisure time in the US, it was hard to discover music independently without going to ballroom dances every night. Fast forward from the Jazz Age to the Digital Age, and it seems as if everyone […]