A brief appreciation for the way Adam Duritz sings “dissaray” on ‘Mercury’

There is music writing I return to because I love the writing, if not the opinions. There is the writing I return to for the opinion, if not because I was blown away by the words. Then, of course, there’s the writings that are both. One such is Steven Hyden’s piece on Nirvana and Counting… Continue reading A brief appreciation for the way Adam Duritz sings “dissaray” on ‘Mercury’

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Favorite Albums of 2017

For this introduction, I tried to calculate a rough estimate of the total number of albums released in 2017. This was remarkably unsuccessful after several, might I say, creative google searches. A glance at release calendars shows an enormous amount of music, and these are mostly just from major or indie labels, barely accounting for… Continue reading Favorite Albums of 2017

Manchester Orchestra travels to fatherhood on “A Black Mile to the Surface”

Last winter, my wife and I took a trip to her mother’s house in Florida. On the way back, I decided to play through the discography of Manchester Orchestra, one of my favorite bands, but one I hadn’t listened to closely in quite some time. The collected length of all the albums would put us… Continue reading Manchester Orchestra travels to fatherhood on “A Black Mile to the Surface”