Not Our Love

Not Our Love

NOFX takes a fair amount of shit for being a joke band, a pejorative way of branding a band that doesn’t take themselves too seriously as a band that can’t be taken seriously. That’s a mistake. Sure, Fat Mike sings about clams (not) having feelings, has portrayed himself as a literal clown, and has spent his entire [...]

Patrons and Patreons

Patrons and Patreons

I included Circuit Boredom, the most recent album from Ben Kweller, in my list of the best albums of 2020. Though the album is now available on all major streaming platforms, at the time that I published that review, Circuit Boredom was locked behind a paywall on Kweller's personal website. Kweller has adopted a subscription [...]

The Truth Be Now Here One by One: Coheed and Cambria’s Albums, Ranked

The Truth Be Now Here One by One: Coheed and Cambria’s Albums, Ranked

A recent edition of the Songs & Stories newsletter---subscribe for free today!---covered "The Dark Sentencer," one of the best recent tracks from prog-rock legends Coheed and Cambria. And because that song manages to incorporate a little bit of every era of Coheed, it got me thinking about each record that the band has released over [...]