Top 100 Albums of 2019

Honorable Mention Tinlicker – This is Not Our Universe; Cold War Kids – New Age Norms 1; Sara Bareilles – Amidst the Chaos; Sleater-Kinney – The Center Won’t Hold; Elbow – Giants of All Sizes; Coldplay – Everyday Life; Chance the Rapper – The Big Day; Yeasayer – Erotic Reruns; The Chainsmokers – World War Joy; Ghostface Killah – Ghostface Killahs; Chromatics – Closer to Grey; Free Nationals – Free Nationals; Matt Maeson – Bank on the Funeral; Tove Lo – Sunshine Kitty; The Raconteurs – Help Us Stranger; Jimmy…

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REVIEW: Echo In the Canyon [2019]

You always brought your guitar. It started with Jacques Demy‘s Model Shop. Director Andrew Slater saw it, thought about the era depicted (it was released in 1968), and got that Laurel Canyon sound—where so many of the folk-to-rock transitional bands lived—stuck in his brain. This shouldn’t be surprising considering Demy recruited Spirit to create a soundtrack (what should be their third album) that captured this exact vibe before the film’s box office failure made it so the material wouldn’t see the light of day until 2005. One thing apparently led…

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Top 100 Albums of 2017

Honorable Mention: #100: Talking by Elderbrook #99: Carnival III:The Fall and Rise of a Refugee by Wyclef Jean #98: Somewhere in Between by VÉRITÉ #97: The World We Built by The Wild Reeds #96: Lines by Charlie Cunningham #95: Ti Amo by Phoenix #94: Confidently Lost by Sabrina Claudio #93: Last Place by Grandaddy #92: AFI (The Blood Album) by AFI #91: VOIDS by Minus the Bear #90: Under Stars by Amy Macdonald #89: Love In a Time of Madness by José James #88: Captain California by Murs #87: No…

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DESIGN: 2017 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Main Titles” • Brian Reitzell • 01:32 • American Gods OST, Milan Records2. “Chief Don’t Run” • Jidenna • 03:47 • The Chief, Epic Records3. “Dreams (Colors Mix)” • Beck • 04:57 • Colors, Fonograf Records4. “Feel It Still” • Portugal. The Man • 02:43 • Woodstock, Atlantic Records5. “Good News” • Blond Ambition • 03:12 • Slow All Over, Swoon City Music6. “Utopia” • Austra • 04:03 • Future Politics, Domino Recording Co.7. “Kora Sings” • Sampha • 04:18 • Process, Young Turks Recordings8. “Fields of Blue”…

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Top 100 Albums of 2014

Honorable Mention: #100: Get Hurt by The Gaslight Anthem #99: They Want My Soul by Spoon #98: Motion by Calvin Harris #97: The Joy of Motion by Animals as Leaders #96: Dialects by Snowmine #95: Emmaar by Tinariwen #94: The Fire is Gone by Midnight Faces #93: The Endless River by Pink Floyd #92: Count On My Love by Tessanne Chin #91: Fall for You by Leela James #90: Stronger by Tank #89: Warpaint by Warpaint #88: Wonder Where We Land by SBTRKT #87: Hungry Ghosts by OK Go #86:…

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DESIGN: 2014 In Music

Tracklisting:Disc 11. “Dreaming” • Justin Nozuka • 01:39 • Ulysees, Warner Music Canada2. “Big Unit” • Adebisi Shank • 04:36 • This Is the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank, Sargent House3. “Sing” • Ed Sheeran • 03:56 • x, Asylum/Atlantic4. “No Miracles” • Kid Ink (ft. Elle Varner & Mgk) • 04:37 • My Own Lane, Tha Alumni Music Group/88 Classic/RCA5. “Everytime” • Broods • 03:41 • Evergreen, Dryden Street/Island/Polydor/UMA6. “Philosophize In It! Chemicalize with It!” • Kishi Bashi • 03:21 • Lighght, Joyful Noise Recordings7. “First”…

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Top 100 Songs of 2014

#100: Coming Home by Kaiser Chiefs #98: Gust of Wind by Pharrell Williams #96: Friday Fish Fry by Kelis #94: It’s a Longer Road to California Than I Thought by The Wind and the Wave #92: Now by Joywave #90: Take My Place by Lily Allen #88: Are You Okay? by Dum Dum Girls #86: Busy Earnin’ by Jungle #84: Never Gonna Change by Broods #82: Riptide by Vance Joy #80: Big Unit by Adebisi Shank #78: Count On My Love by Tessanne Chin #76: Telepathy by ††† #74: Right…

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Keith Schofield … Music Videography

Keith Haverbrook, Eric Schoman & Jeff Mayfield make up the directing collective known as Keith Schofield. It’s an award-winning team from Los Angeles, CA that has been crafting very innovative music videos since 2004, almost all of which utilize some sort of camera trick, using the artifice of the medium to lend a unique visual quality. You could say they just take gimmicks such as depth perception illusions, multiple layering where the background is on a loop while the foreground continues forward, or a rigged focal point axis connected to…

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Top 10 Albums of 2008

(short and sweet and to the point — culled from listening to 110+ 2008 releases) 1.) Sigur Rós: Med Sud I Eyrum Vid Spilum Endalaust 2.) The Kooks: Konk 3.) Uh Huh Her: Common Reaction 4.) Delays: Everything’s the Rush 5.) My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges 6.) The Black Keys: Attack & Release 7.) Dear and the Headlights: Drunk Like Bible Times 8.) Mystery Jets: Twenty One 9.) Feeder: Silent Cry 10.) MGMT: Oracular Spectacular Honorable Mention (11-25): 11.) Coldplay: Viva La Vida 12.) The Music: Strength in Numbers 13.)…

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