I wish there was a pattern to this, sometimes. I wish there was an easy explanation for what I like and don’t like. It was so easy in high school. I wore flannels and liked something called “grunge”, until I decided it was more fun to wear all black and like everything that fell under the hindsightedly ridiculous moniker of “industrial”. There was a formula then. It was easy then. Not so much, now. Here are ten albums, my favorites [...]
Mike S. picks his favorites for the year, with a couple of bonuses he couldn’t bear to not talk about.
Green Day just doesn’t have it with this bunch. At least we can make our own albums with the songs.
Detroit rocker Kid Rock unleashes his “Rebel Soul” to the world. Is his latest album worth your investment?
Two EPs in, How to Destroy Angels is showing no signs of living up to the duo referenced by their name.
Finally, two months after ¡Uno!, we get to some good stuff.
The Flip is Another Honey is less a “covers album” than “another Mike Doughty album”.
Retrospection through reinterpretation. Seems like something Tori would do.
Green Day’s new album is a lot of noise that makes very little impact.
2004: “The truth of the matter is that guitarist James Iha broke up the Smashing Pumpkins. Not me, not drummer Jimmy Chamberlin, but James.” 2010: “I think James Iha should feel alone.” 2012: “James Iha I think is just a piece of shit. I think he’s one of the worst human beings I’ve ever met in my life.” -Billy Corgan There is a two-pronged problem to trying to provide context to a James Iha solo album: One, he is inextricably [...]
Love This Giant never quite reaches the potential suggested by such a powerful collaboration.
Folds. Sledge. Jessee. Together again, doin’ what they do and doin’ it well.