2009 Favorites: Part Four


Happy NYE to those of you in time zones where it hasn’t happened yet! (Sorry, Australia and thereabouts, I missed you all.) I’ll be ringing in the new year on a rooftop in downtown Chicago, freezing in the name of fashion and a good celebration. It’s been an interesting year in many . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorites: Part Four

2009 Favorites: Part Three


Here are some more albums which have seen some pretty heavy play around here this year. In case you’ve missed it, check out albums 11 through 15 and 16 through 20 on my list of favorites from the past year.

A.A. Bondy, When the Devil’s Loose.

I had waited and . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorites: Part Three

This Week in Great Music: 12/28 – 1/3


2009 is going out with a bang, because there are a whole lot of awesome shows on NYE. I won’t be at any of them, but you all should still check something out.

My plans of trying to hit an even 20 for concerts attended this year have repeatedly been thwarted by weather and . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 12/28 – 1/3

2009 Favorites: Part Two


Here’s the second of four installments of what should really be called “stuff I listened to a bunch this year” but more concisely referred to as “favorites”. In case you missed the first post, you can find it here. I’ll be back next week with the last two installments.

Alec Ounsworth, Mo . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorites: Part Two

Happy Holidays!


Merry Christmas to those who celebrate. Happy day-off-from-work to those of you who don’t.

Really, Christmas for me is a chance to put ridiculous shit on a fake tree.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next installment of my favorite albums of 2009.

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2009 Favorites: Part One


So between now and the end of the year, I’ll be bringing you my 20 favorite albums of 2009. These 20 albums aren’t in any particular order, aside from the fact that I put them into four groupings of five albums each. There’s nothing scientific or measured about this, it’s mostly just . . . → Read More: 2009 Favorites: Part One