DESIGN: 2017 In Music

2017 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2017 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 60 Handprinted on a Kelsey Excelsior 5×8 Table Letterpress Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “Main Titles” • Brian Reitzell • 01:32 • American Gods OST, Milan Records 2. “Chief Don’t Run” • Jidenna • 03:47 • […]

REVIEW: Artifact [2013]

“We put everything on black. And we rolled the dice.” Full disclosure on my feelings about Thirty Seconds to Mars: I’m a huge fan. When “Capricorn (A Brand New Name)” hit the radio waves, I was sold—not yet aware Jared Leto was the frontman or that the music wasn’t just another lame attempt by an […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012

#100: Always Rains by Janus — #99: Bliss by Blaqk Audio — #98: Cameo Lover by Kimbra — #97: Dour Percentage by Of Montreal — #96: oOoO by Oberhofer — #95: Alone by Trampled By Turtles — #94: Who’s Feeling Young Now? by Punch Brothers — #93: Good As New by Vacationer — #92: Wishes […]

DESIGN: 2010 In Music

2010 IN MUSIC: Two-disc mix of song favorites from 2010 for friends and family sent during the holidays. Edition of 35 Tracklisting: Disc 1 1. “Sins of My Youth” — Neon Trees 3:39 | from Habits; Mercury Records 2. “The High Road” — Broken Bells 3:51 | from Broken Bells; Columbia Records 3. “I Won’t […]

Top 100 Albums of 2010

(short and sweet and to the point; culled from listening to 502 releases—at time of publishing—from 2010. ask me tomorrow and the list will probably be drastically different, but you have to lock ’em in sometime. click album cover for website) #100: I Speak Because I Can by Laura Marling #99: LP4 by Ratatat #98: […]

REVIEW: Saw 3D [2010]

“If I’m lying, take me to the quarries” Could it be the final installment in the increasingly convoluted saga that is Saw? I’ll admit that I checked out somewhat after episode four, to me the last really strong story formed from the surprisingly intelligent and creative Jigsaw mythology. After that it all rapidly devolved to […]