Muruch’s Top 10 Albums of 2019

To paraphrase my old, beloved music blog peer Said the Gramophone, please forgive Muruch for not posting much in 2019, it's very old. Like STG's Sean Michaels, I've been blissfully busy being an author instead of a critic. My debut poetry book, Give the Bard a Tetanus Shot, was published in September and it's been... Continue Reading →

P.S. to Muruch’s 2013 Top Albums List

There have been several great 2013 albums that I didn't hear until after Muruch's Top Albums list was posted, so following is my P.S. to that list. Click on the album titles for reviews, videos and purchase links... Shearwater: Fellow Travelers Midlake: Antiphon Little Green Cars: Absolute Zero Aloe Blacc: Wake Me Up Lissie: Back... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2013

It's that time of year again! Below are my personal favorite albums of 2013. This year the list fell together fairly easily - due both to the excellence of the following albums and the lackluster nature of their competition. Though I'm shocked by my #1 album, which only recently knocked two other favorites from the... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 5 Books of 2013

Though I continue to be a voracious reader, I can't recall liking many new book releases this year. Most of the books I loved, such as Scott Alarick's Revival, were all released in years gone by. Even the few novels that stood out (The Interestings, The Curiosity, Eleanor & Park and Donna Tartt's much-hyped The... Continue Reading →

Coble’s 2013 Top Albums List

Guest Post By: Jen "Coble" Hopper Coble's Top Albums of 2013: Justin Timberlake - The 20/20 Experience part 1 In all seriousness, Justin Timberlake wins 2013. When this album first came out, it took a couple of listens before it sunk in. Life was empty without a song about courting in space (only he could... Continue Reading →

Coble’s 2013 Top Songs List

Guest Post By: Jen "Coble" Hopper Coble's Top Tracks of 2013: Kodaline - "All I want" The Neighbourhood - "Sweater Weather" Atlas Genius - "Trojans" Buy Music @ Amazon

Brendan’s 2013 Top Songs List

By: Brendan Brendan's Top 15 Free Downloads of 2013: Dr. Dog - These Days //noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/7f7ae389-490a-4c46-9173-a8e372d4d854 Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3261100776/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/t=5/transparent=true/ Brandi Carlile - Hard Way Home //noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/898f6eae-08f5-4578-a862-845f1ab3fe22 Dying Machines - It Has Been Bing Satellites - Awakening http://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=1207051694/size=medium/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/t=5/transparent=true/ Alabama Shakes - I Found You //www.noisetrade.com/service/widgetv2/9afd8904-1cdf-4462-9b72-0a0170ee8c0b Chloe Howl - Rumour (Yacht Remix) Charles... Continue Reading →

Laura’s 2013 Top Albums List

Guest Post By: Laura Laura's Top 20 Albums of 2013: 20. Prism :: Katy Perry Buy @ Amazon 19. Magpie & the Dandelion :: The Avett Brothers Buy @ Amazon 18. Shangri La :: Jake Bugg Buy @ Amazon 17. Artpop :: Lady Gaga Buy @ Amazon 16. Wise Up Ghost & Other Songs ::... Continue Reading →

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