I’ve had this album on repeat for the past couple of days, and it’s helping me relax while I work.

Date posted: June 10, 2020 | Filed under album of the week, entertainment | Leave a Comment »

I’ve had this song running through my head for the past week. Mmmmm sludgy goodness…

Date posted: February 16, 2016 | Filed under album of the week, music | Leave a Comment »

I’m listening to Dinosaur Jr.’s Farm, which is not exactly the best music for working (unless you’re in a hurry, like me). Green Mind was one of my cornerstone albums of the 90’s, and after a love-hate relationship with their later catalog, I’ve come back to their newer work. My ears have never recovered from the show I saw at Hammerjacks in ’95, but it’s good to hear them again.

Date posted: February 3, 2011 | Filed under album of the week, music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Yet another album I’ve been listening to on heavy repeat is XX, by The XX. I can’t honestly say I’ve heard anything that sounds like this before, but damn, I like it.

Date posted: June 16, 2010 | Filed under album of the week, music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

Some more good music I just found this morning while listening to Morning Edition: Kodomo’s Still Life. Nice melodic electronica, nothing too intense, but enough melody to be background/working music. Very nice.

Date posted: June 15, 2010 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

I’m kind of ashamed to say this, because I dislike the name of the band so much, but I’m currently digging LP3 by Ratatat. It sort of defies description, but I like the way it’s constructed and the influences I’m hearing.

Date posted: June 8, 2010 | Filed under album of the week, music, shortlinks | Leave a Comment »

After a couple of middling albums, The Crystal Method released a new one called Divided By Night which has been slowly growing on me this week. They’ve dialed back the big-beat they were known for earlier to produce an album full of collaborations with other artists, including Emily Haines of Metric (another favorite new album), but the one I’ve been rotating is the final track with an artist named Meiko, called Falling Hard. It’s nice to have them back.

Date posted: September 3, 2009 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on The Crystal Method

I’m currently listening to an album called We Can Create (iTunes link) by Maps on heavy rotation. It’s laid back electronica with some hooky choruses. Right up my alley.

Date posted: August 28, 2009 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Maps: We Can Create

I’m currently listening to Metric, Fantasies (iTunes link). I’m a sucker for indie electro-pop with female vocals (no, not Britney; think Ladytron) and this fills the bill perfectly.

Date posted: June 30, 2009 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on Metric, Fantasies

I obviously wasn’t cool enough in 1991 to have appreciated My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless when it first came out, but I’m playing “Sometimes” over and over again this morning.

Date posted: March 4, 2008 | Filed under album of the week, shortlinks | Comments Off on My Bloody Valentine