Leaving this here. Fight the good fight.
Year end lists are my favourite thing, because it forces me to look at what I have collected over the year and after several glasses of pinot grigio, declare a list of twenty worthy of sharing with the world. This year was hard, as my house got over taken by Miley, Selena, Demi and something … More My Favourite Albums of 2013
2013 was actually full of really spectacular pop songs, including songs I really like from former stars of Family Channel shows I remember watching with my kids and promptly hating myself for getting sucked into like this girl and this girl. But my 2013 list didn’t need them, as it is chockfull of dancey, pop … More My Favourite Songs of 2013
I listen too much music. But even those of us who listen to a lot of music sometimes miss amazing records, usually debuts, from small labels simply because most people want to hear about how much Britney Spears’ album sucked ass. The problems with music criticism is the increasing need to draw in eyeballs ( … More The Album List #11: Arcade Fire “Funeral”
Once again, the best of Canadian music has come together to celebrate all that is wonderful and perfect about my home and native land’s music. This years short list has ten great records on it. But one is the clear favourite. The ten albums on the Polaris 2011 short list are: Arcade Fire The Suburbs … More Polaris Music Prize 2011- Live Blog
I broke one of my rules. I had to. I couldn’t make the choices I needed to make, so I dumped two songs I like but was really unenthusiastic about and- I repeated artists. I tend not to do that, simply because I believe you should try to allow as many artists on these lists … More The Top Twenty Songs of 2010
The year 2010 in music can be looked at in one of two ways. It was bad. Or- It was really, really bad. I’m not kidding. Most of the music was pretty mundane. Some of it was atrociously bad. But I managed to scrape together twenty albums worthy of repeated listens. I mean, some of … More The Top Twenty Albums of 2010