Once again we find our friends Dante and Virgil in the dismal gloom of Hell, bedraggled as they are on their pitiless journey into the Underworld, with each passing vignette of misery and torment they face naturally becoming more and more difficult to behold. Now in the Sixth Circle of Hell, our pair find themselves […]Read more "Top 10 Albums You Can Take Straight to Hell: 7 of 10"
By Matt Meade When I was young (all the way back in the 1980s), before I knew how things worked (as if I know how things work now) I would wonder why great songs like “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables and “The Jets” from West Side Story were absent from the local radio station playlist. Sure […]Read more "Top 16 Rock and Roll Show Tunes"
by Josh Kohan With Sun Kil Moon’s spoken word epic Benji and War on Drugs’ hypnotic Lost in a Dream recorded in 2014, that year will go down as one of the most musically inspiring. It was a year for rock veterans to produce career-solidifying classics as well as a few new (relatively) guys on […]Read more "Best Albums of 2015 (thus far)"
by Noah Kucij Call it acoustic roots-rock or slowgrass or modern folk, but the music of Gillian Welch (pronounced like the gills on a fish, as she sometimes tells audiences in a conspiratorial stage whisper) is less interesting to classify than it is to hear. She’s better known for the traditional elements of her sound […]Read more "Top 5 Gillian Welch Songs"
Listen to the Youtube playlist “Songs For Your Summer” while you read the article: If you’re anywhere close to my age, you probably remember when that song Santana wrote for a dude from a band called Twenty Matchbooks or something was so ubiquitous that there pretty much was no other music? You couldn’t hide from it. […]Read more "Some Songs For Your Summer"
“Son, thou now beholdest The souls of those whom anger overcame; And likewise I would have thee know for certain Beneath the water people are who sigh And make this water bubble at the surface” The United States has a long history with anger, and though this may sound bad when read aloud, in truth some […]Read more "Top 10 Albums You Can Take Straight to Hell: 6 of 10"
[I RECOMMEND YOU HIT PLAY AND LISTEN TO THE PLAYLIST AS YOU READ THE ARTICLE] Is there anything the human race spends more time and effort on, and fails more consistently at, than romance? I know I don’t really know how to make it work, or spice things up in the bedroom, or keep a […]Read more "How to Achieve Short Term Success in Your Relationship through the Mixtape Method of Communication – Part One"
The 1980s were filled with vast amounts of cocaine, corporate greed, coral colored shirts for men, and catchy as hell cartoon theme songs. The ten greatest themes from the decade of decadence are listed below. ThunderCats (1985-1989) – An internet rumor that James Lipton wrote the theme to ThunderCats is only one reason to place […]Read more "Ten Greatest 1980s Cartoon Theme Songs"
I grew up loving some of the most popular and celebrated rock bands of all time, and I still do love them. The music The Rolling Stones were making from 1967-1972 is some of the most moving, most compelling, and most genre-defining work I have ever heard. The albums and live performances that represent U2’s […]Read more "They Don’t Burn Out, They Don’t Fade Away: Three Legends from Rock’s Heyday Who Are Still Making Great Music"
by Sarah Gray Welcome to 2015. I’m sure you’re all promising to join new gyms, lose weight, eat right, stop being such a dick to your significant other, call your mother more, open a savings account, not completely disregard this list like you did last year because you, for real, really mean it this time. […]Read more "Resolutions: Songs to be a Better Person By"
by Sarah Gray You’ll notice this post is not really about music, like at all. It is mostly just a list of things that make me angry followed by the name of a song vaguely related to protest. There have been a number of disturbing trends in recent years from the repealing of the Voting […]Read more "Fight the Power: 10 Reasons 2014 Gave Us to Stand Up and Revolt (With Accompanying Soundtrack, Of Course)"
-or- Jesus Hates Christmas Music Too -or- Drink Up, Smoke Up, and Sing Your Heart Out by Matt Meade So, I fucking hate Christmas. I hate it for all the same reasons you do. I hate the crass commercialism, the fact that there isn’t a war on Christmas but there should be; I hate it […]Read more "Christmas Carols with Genitals"
We come once again upon Dante and Virgil, who now find themselves amidst the damned in the Fourth Circle of Hell. Here upon Virgil has some choice words for Dante on the subject of greed and its ill-effects on people and nations alike: …behold the transient farce Of goods that are committed unto Fortune, For […]Read more "Top 10 Albums You Can Take Straight to Hell: 5 of 10"
Now fully entrenched in the pitiless deep, Dante and his guide Virgil (of Medea fame), awake to find themselves wallowing in mire and filth falling from the sky, like a kind of sludgy rain, while Cerberus, the three-headed beast found in many a Greek myth looms above them, presumably to guard this, the Third Circle of Hell. […]Read more "Top 10 Albums You Can Take Straight to Hell: 4 of 10"
By Dave Keneston What’s a guilty pleasure song anyway? Is it something that you know is corny as hell, but can’t resist? Is it something your friends will mercilessly bust your balls for? Perhaps it’s a tune that is actually dope as fuck, but because you’ve self-identified as a douchebag music snob, you can’t admit […]Read more "Top Five Guilty Pleasure Songs"