Recent Reviews

Oct 9, 2019
Hey y'all so I've been writing music reviews on this site for a little while now (something like a year I think) and while I am a huge music nerd, my real passion is for writing about politics.

On that note, something super exciting happened to me this week: I got a piece published in a political journal for the first time! I'm writing this on this particular single because the piece is about Greta Thunberg and climate change and this is a metal remix of the speech I wrote about. Anyways, if ... read more
Oct 5, 2019
Everyone was super excited when the new KKB song dropped a few weeks ago. I listened to it between Back to School Night presentations and felt pretty disappointed. I personally thought it was really weak. So when I heard this EP had dropped, I gotta admit, I wasn't expecting much but holy fuck was I wrong. I'll never doubt you again KKB!

Battle Lines is a fucking banger. When The Fire Comes is a gorgeous pop ballad that I was 100% wrong about when I first heard it. The production on The River ... read more
Oct 5, 2019
It has been a stressful week over here. Lesson plans due, observations, I'm having a test next week and my students aren't ready for it. I'm planning a trip to Pittsburgh for the weekend of Columbus Day, I'm conflicted because I hate Christopher Columbus and it's totally fucked that we still celebrate him, but also I like the time off. It's life I guess, but I'm exhausted and I'm glad it's the weekend lol.

So anyways, to add to the stress, there's about dozen albums that I want to listen to ... read more
Oct 1, 2019
I don't think I've ever given a country music album a positive review on this site but, if you can believe it, I used to be a massive country music fan. Nowadays, I'm hard pressed to find a single album I can sit through that can be categorized as "country music." I have various reasons for hating this genre, but the main one is that it's a bit of a thought prison. Country music isn't just full of lyrical cliches, it uses patterns of ideas to completely avoid genuine thought. Singing ... read more
Sep 22, 2019
Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the 1960's: #193

Over/Underrated?: Maybe a tad underrated

It's hard to not feel like the Beach Boys struck a magical chord with their euphoric beach music. This album fires on all cylinders and the misty-eyed teenage joy is so dizzying that it's hard to examine this album critically because you get so caught up in the naive happiness and youthful fantasies that abound on every track. The Beach Boys could have adopted this formula and replicated it on every ... read more
Oct 5, 2019
Yeah tbh I think you’re probably better off starting somewhere else with him. If you want to get a feel for Nick Cave in general I’d say listen to some of his 80s work in post punk (either From Her to Eternity or Tender Prey would work), then try a few of his albums from the 90s (Murder Ballads is my personal favorite of what I’ve heard). That said, the only thing I think is essential to you going into Ghosteen specifically is Skeleton Tree, as both of these albums deal with his son’s death.
Sep 28, 2019
What's your Most Unpopular Opinion on an album? It's for a list.
Sep 2, 2019
Nice! My wife is from Union, so right near by.
Aug 31, 2019
I grew up right in that phantom land known as central jersey. Monmouth county to be exact.
Aug 30, 2019
New Jersey what up!!!
Aug 27, 2019
Thank You. Make sure to vote for me this election!
Aug 27, 2019
Yay! Glad you like her work! She has been getting booked for album art a lot; she also did the cover of ALASKALASKA's debut this year. Her use of color and the format of her work is just incredible. So glad you checked her out!
Jul 30, 2019
Hell yes... I really respect the Summerteeth over Yankee Hotel opinion! It's always so hard for me to decide which is best. Personally I vibe with Summerteeth more, but in the end I think Yankee is objectively better. Good reviews!
May 7, 2019
Hmm...well you could say potatoes are annuals when grown indoors. You aren't inherently lying there either. If you grow anything with your students again might I suggest mint/catnip or Chamomile? Super easy to grow, grows fast and lives for a few years too 😁
May 6, 2019
Oh no D: I was just thinking about the lad actually, what a bummer. Still, you did your best! Growing potatoes indoors isn't easy and you kept it alive since winter! If you haven't already, check the soil in the pot. The potato might have left a lil friend ;)
I am a teacher, writer, lifelong nerd and aggressive music lover. I mostly write these reviews for fun and as an outlet for my feelings about music. I firmly believe that there is no such thing as bad music only boring music.

I like to spell out why I liked the album and what I liked about it so my reviews tend to be long form. Thanks to all that spend their time reading them!

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