Revelator by Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim

Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator

Bill Laswell has been a busy fellow lately, pushing out a lot of stuff on his label (I guess?) to Bandcamp that’s been out for…

The Checkmates: Do the Walk

Once upon a time I thought I knew a lot about “oldies” music, but the more I delve into things the more I find that…

Snake Charmer cover

Jah Wobble meets The Edge

A few days ago I was reading through Jah Wobble’s discography and noticed something I hadn’t spotted before, an EP with Holger Czukay and U2’s…

Casey Kasem

Get your top 40 on…

If you’re of a certain age, you probably spent some time listening to American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. While I’m not a big top…

The Staves: Tired as Fuck (and a rant)

A few months ago, I stumbled on The Staves “Tired as Fuck,” and it’s been a go-to listen on YouTube, Spotify, etc. It’s got a…

Secret Drum Band's Dynamics

Today’s album pick: Dynamics by Secret Drum Band

This is another Bandcamp win, Secret Drum Band‘s Dynamics. Based in Portland, Oregon the band describes the album thusly: “Dynamics sees composers Lisa Schonberg, Allan…

George Harrison album cover for Cloud Nine

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #34 (“Cloud Nine”)

Cloud Nine may not be the strongest George Harrison work outside of The Beatles, but for many reasons it’s my favorite Harrison solo album. My…

Smile by The Jayhawks album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #35 (“Smile”)

Smile is The Jayhawks sixth studio album, its second release without Mark Olson. As much as I enjoyed Olson and Gary Louris’ work on alt-country…

Gordon by Barenaked Ladies album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #36 (“Gordon”)

Barenaked Ladies Gordon, like Stunt, is all over the place musically and thematically. There’s frenetic and lighthearted pieces, pseudo-jazzy, and deep and introspective all mooshed…

OK Computer by Radiohead album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #37 (“OK Computer”)

I don’t consider myself a big Radiohead fan, but OK Computer is just too damn good not to make the list. OK Computer popped up…