The early 2000's were a wild time. It was the beginning of the era where one can easily track down and collect music with a few clicks of a computer mouse. The demise of Napster and Kazaa(!) led to better innovations (iTunes) where you could purchase music for as little as 99 cents. It was … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Everything Everything, “Get To Heaven”
I'm a white dude who grew up in American Suburbia in the 90's, so naturally I was raised on some form of hip-hop. I'm sure there are plenty of musical pundits that can explain in many ways the correlation between the explosion of popularity of the genre in my specific demographic in that time frame. … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Dead Prez, “Let’s Get Free”
In my last post I coined the phrase "aggressively present", and there might not be a better song (or title) to describe that feeling than No Future/No Past, the brooding and bruising first track on Cloud Nothings 2012 album, Attack On Memory. Within the opening seconds of No Future/No Past, the listener is taken on … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Cloud Nothings, “Attack On Memory”
It should come as no shock that I can get very particular about music. In fact, I don't believe that it is a rare trait for any music lover to have their quirks about what or how they choose to listen. I have tinkered for hours on end to make a playlist just right, laying out … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Beach Slang, “The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us”
Day one in the journey of re-listening begins with the letter A and the Arctic Monkeys. I feel there is no better band to start this off with than them. After exploding onto the scene in the mid-2000's, the Arctic Monkeys have made a name for themselves with their own brand of style and substance. … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Arctic Monkeys, “Humbug”
Over the last few years I have started, and seemingly immediately stopped, several music blogs. In every case it failed due to the fact that I was trying to be something I am not. Sure, I could write ten-thousand words about my favorite artists and why their music has helped me and others when we … Continue reading Well, how did I get here?!?