Same rules as last time. Selections were picked based on a mix of popularity on the site and score on this site. I finalized the nominees this past Friday. We got a diverse list of 46 categories to vote on, as opposed to last year’s 33 categories. I tried to limit the categories to one per artist, the only exception being EPs of the year due to how many of the most ... read more
An undeniable feeling of weightlessness accompanies Weyes Blood while she cries out every note as if it was her last breath. I can only describe the feeling of being taken into the picturesque world of Natalie Mering's imaging akin to being carried away by a wave of pillowy clouds that brush gracefully against your skin as you ascend to the Heavens. The clouds rub against your skin, gracefully pushing you on your way. Pure, unequivocal elegance and euphoria are brought to life ... read more
When Alvvays first came onto the scene… well, I was like nine and didn't know what the fuck a "jangle pop" was- but if I were around, I never would have expected them to become one of my bands of the last decade. With their debut in 2014, they established themselves as a band that made 2 of the year's catchiest and most intoxicating earworms of the year and then follows them with seven other very ... read more
*Obvious spoilers for Better Call Saul Season 1-6, if you have yet to watch the series, don’t watch a short series recap on YouTube, watch the whole show. One of the best, most engaging, and thought-provoking 50+ hours you’ll get from any piece of consumable media.*
Jesse, we need to write a Better Call Saul Review.
Unlike Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is not an action-packed tale of a law-abiding ... read more
It’s a shame Creedence Clearwater Revival isn’t talked about as much as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, King Crimson, and other ‘60s supergroups. While they’re ... read more
Very few bands scream “punk rock” louder than the Clash, especially with their first two records. Were they the first punk rock band ever? Fuck no, but they were one of the best to do it. Their ... read more
This was a very fun project and I hope to improve upon anything I did wrong or anything I forgot to include next year. Thank you to everyone who participated, it was a joy to put together. Besides that, I'd also like to shamelessly plug my year-end lists.
My top 50 album of the year: ... read more
Everyone on this site should know the Grammys. Even if you hate them and refuse to watch them, you know of their existence. I thought it would be pretty cool to do something similar based on what this website enjoys- that’s why I made the AOTY Grammys (The Album Of The Year Awards as I’m calling it). Nominees were picked based on a myriad of things, though the ... read more
Oh boy, prepare yourself, because this is a long one. ‘Donda’ is scatterbrained, flawed, nonsensical at points, but ultimately, is also an endearing exploration of every part of Kanye’s wild mind along with a beautiful tribute to his mother. The rollout itself, though, feels just as interesting as the actual music. The album was accompanied by what’s almost become the norm for Kanye in recent years: an original, short-notice ... read more