Top Ten Albums of 2015

Posted on Dec 14, 2015

Top Ten Albums of 2015: Apple Music Playlist of selections from this list. The Best: Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell For all his brilliance, Sufjan Stevens has often hid himself in his music – whether weaving compelling folk tales from the states of Illinoise and Michigan or diving deep into the mind of schizophrenic […]

Top Ten Songs of 2015

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

Top Ten Songs of 2015 Check out a playlist of these songs here. The Best: “Let it Happen” by Tame Impala This year, Kevin Parker’s one-man-band, Tame Impala, took a hard left turn from guitar based psych-rock to bass-heavy, synth driven electro-funk – for an album like Currents, so stuffed with lyrics about change, the […]

Top Ten Live Shows of 2015

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

As the live experience becomes more and more important in the music world, artists of all genres, established and up-and-coming, are finding new ways to impress discerning audiences. I saw a ton of great shows in 2015 – that Godspeed You! Black Emperor stands tall amongst these shows doesn’t diminish the excellence of every other […]

Top Ten Films of 2014

Posted on Jan 15, 2015

Top Ten Films of 2014 After 2013, with modern classics like Gravity, Her and 12 Years a Slave, just to name a few, this year felt like a bit of a comedown, cinematically. It’s not that 2014 hasn’t had excellent films, but I feel like I had to dig a little deeper to find movies […]

Top Ten Albums of 2014

Posted on Jan 5, 2015

Top Ten Albums of 2014 In 2014, we saw a lot of records strongly derived from a single mastermind – from Swans to Blut Aus Nord to Perfume Genius, many of my favorite albums bear the mark of one strong creative figurehead. Here’s my top ten albums of 2014, with five bonus albums. You can […]