I’ve been watching James Bond movies and listening to their themes for just about all 25 years of my life. I’m not joking when I say that there is literal home movie footage of my brother and I dancing to them as children no older than five years old. So…


Author’s Note — It’s strange, sitting down to write this on January 1st, one day after the news of MF DOOM’s death in October. This part of the article will focus on music that got me through the year that wasn’t released in 2020; my top artist on Spotify in…


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Yeah. We all know it. 2020 was rougher than anyone could have imagined and while there have certainly been moments of light and joy, both personally and collectively, it’s starting to feel like the norm. Which is possibly the scariest thing of all. Of all the things affected by the…


Hey all, sorry for the extended absence. It’s been a busy few months, but that doesn’t mean that this project has left my sights! In this post, we’ll cover numbers 90 through 83 of Anthony Fantano’s Top 100 Albums of the Decade. It’s the biggest bunch I’ve done in one…


93. Crying — Beyond the Fleeting Gales

I had never, ever heard of this band or this album and I won’t lie, after weeks of listening to this album on and off, I still have a hard time remembering their name, which probably isn’t a great sign. I didn’t dislike…


96. FKA Twigs — LP 1

FKA Twigs’ album LP 1 has some parallels to an album that I’ve already listened to for this list, Bjork’s Vulnicura, with its dark, electronic sound being the conduit for dark songs of heartbreak and anxiety. FKA Twigs is decidedly more hip and less…


If you’re in the market for aggressive, rebellious, dissident rap music, you can’t do much better than Run the Jewels. The duo, consisting of underground rappers and producers Killer Mike and El-P, burst out onto the scene in 2013 with their first self-titled LP, launching the two MC’s from obscurity…


Random Access Memories — Daft Punk

This is an album that was everywhere when it was released, in part thanks to its monster hit “Get Lucky,” which featured catchy vocal hooks from Pharrell Williams, phenomenal guitar work from Nile Rodgers, and, of course, vocoder vocals. Not only is “Get Lucky”…


By the end of January, I had a bit of list fatigue. Entering a new decade meant that every publication and website known to man was posting not only their “Best of Year” lists, but their “Best of Decade” lists as well. More than anything else, these lists reminded me…


I actually wrote up a long post on my favorite movies of the year and put it up for a few days, but something just didn’t feel right. I wrote a freaking novel to wrap up last year, but I’m feeling much, much more stripped down for 2019. …

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