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 [...]

Yelling From the Rooftops: The 10 Best Songs from The Juliana Theory

Yelling From the Rooftops: The 10 Best Songs from The Juliana Theory

I never need a reason to think about The Juliana Theory but their recent reemergence, including a pair of new singles and an upcoming album of 'reimagined' classics, provides a perfect excuse to talk about them here. More specifically, to talk about the best tracks from a band that was somehow both deeply beloved and [...]

Better Late Than Never: RAZZMATAZZ by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

Better Late Than Never: RAZZMATAZZ by I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME

One of my favorite annual traditions is writing retrospective pieces about the year (or decade) in music. And then, as soon as I publish my vast and all-encompassing thoughts about dozens of albums, I find a great new piece of music from that year that I’ve never heard before. And which I, therefore, haven't written [...]