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 →

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 →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2012

2012 was a very good year for music. Sometimes it's difficult to come up with enough albums for my year end list, this year the problem was narrowing down my choices. Click on the album titles to read the full reviews, purchase the albums, and, in some cases, watch videos and/or download mp3s. Then comment... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 10 Books of 2012

After a few years of delving into classic literature and non-fiction adventure books (mostly about exploring the Amazon and Mexican caves), I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy some new novels this year. I didn't post a book list last year, so I'm including one 2011 release I read this year. Please comment with your favorite... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Top 25 Albums of 2011

This year's top album list pretty much assembled itself throughout the year. The top 4 in particular are albums I expect to continue to listening to over and over for years to come. Click on the album titles to read the full reviews, purchase the albums, and, in some cases, download mp3s… Muruch’s Top 25... Continue Reading →

Muruch: Top 5 Books of 2010

5 Jasper Fforde: Shades of Grey "...Fforde’s writing is at its best when there’s a darker edge to his satirical fantasies. Happily, he is back in top form with Shades of Grey, the story of a Dystopian society ruled by a “Colortocracy.”" Buy @ Amazon 4 Maggie O'Farrell: The Hand That First Held Mine "...O’Farrell’s... Continue Reading →

Muruch's Best of the Decade: Films

In addition to my usual year end lists, I'm also doing decade lists. Following are my favorite films that were released between 2000-2009... Muruch's Best of the Decade: Films 20. Mama Mia I didn't expect to include this musical on the list until my husband reminded me how much we enjoyed it. When it comes... Continue Reading →

Muruch’s Best of the Decade: Films

In addition to my usual year end lists, I'm also doing decade lists. Following are my favorite films that were released between 2000-2009... Muruch's Best of the Decade: Films 20. Mama Mia I didn't expect to include this musical on the list until my husband reminded me how much we enjoyed it. When it comes... Continue Reading →

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