Muruch’s Best of the Decade: Albums

In addition to my usual year end lists, I've also compiled Best of the Decade lists. Following are my favorite albums that were released between 2000-2009... Muruch's Best of the Decade: Albums 25. Muse: The Resistance This is one of those albums that has classic potential, and I expect to move its way up the... Continue Reading →

Muruch's Best of the Decade: Albums

In addition to my usual year end lists, I've also compiled Best of the Decade lists. Following are my favorite albums that were released between 2000-2009... Muruch's Best of the Decade: Albums 25. Muse: The Resistance This is one of those albums that has classic potential, and I expect to move its way up the... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 15 Albums of 2009

It’s that time of year again! Following are my Top 15 Albums of 2009. As usual, I tried to balance the order of the list between what I personally perceive as artistic merit (quality of songwriting, vocals, and instrumentation) and basic listenability (how many times I played the album throughout the year). I’ve included some... Continue Reading →

Muruch's Top 15 Albums of 2009

It’s that time of year again! Following are my Top 15 Albums of 2009. As usual, I tried to balance the order of the list between what I personally perceive as artistic merit (quality of songwriting, vocals, and instrumentation) and basic listenability (how many times I played the album throughout the year). I’ve included some... Continue Reading →

Luminescent Orchestrii: Neptune's Daughter

I've waited in eager anticipation for new music by Luminescent Orchestrii, and Neptune's Daughter will finally be released on January 20th! Since I reviewed the band's previous album Too Hot To Sleep two years ago, they have signed to Nile Mile Records - also home to The Zydepunks. I was first introduced to the music... Continue Reading →

The Dresden Dolls: Roundhouse DVD

The DVD of The Dresden Dolls performance at London's Roundhouse theatre on November 3rd and 4th, 2006 features band members Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, their artistic fan Brigade, comedian Margaret Cho, Luminescent Orchestrii's Sxip Shirey, Jason Webley, Lene Lovich, Reggie Watts, and other singers, musicians, and performance artists. The Roundhouse production was a much... Continue Reading →

The Dresden Dolls: Roundhouse DVD

The DVD of The Dresden Dolls' performance at London's Roundhouse theatre on November 3rd and 4th, 2006 features band members Amanda Palmer and Brian Viglione, their artistic fan Brigade, comedian Margaret Cho, Luminescent Orchestrii's Sxip Shirey, Jason Webley, Lene Lovich, Reggie Watts, and other singers, musicians, and performance artists. The Roundhouse production was a much... Continue Reading →

Luminescent Orchestrii: Too Hot To Sleep

Attention! This is my new favourite band. Luminescent Orchestrii came to my attention in the same way that Elizabeth & The Catapult did, by playing with The Dresden Dolls. Apparently if Amanda Palmer likes a band, I will love them. The band's press release describes their music as "circus musicians, punk rockers, Appalachian fiddlers, audio... Continue Reading →

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