Guest List: The Best Albums of 2015 – John Macintosh

1. Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell 2. Viet Cong – Viet Cong 3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly 4. Oneohtrix Point Never – Garden of Delete 5. Julia Holter – Have You in My Wilderness 6. Joanna Newsom – Divers 7. Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld – Never Were the Way She…

The Best Albums of 1970

1. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew 2. Black Sabbath – Paranoid 3. The Stooges – Fun House 4. The Mothers of Invention – Weasels Ripped My Flesh 5. John Lennon – John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band 6. Grateful Dead – American Beauty 7. Nico – Desertshore 8. Van Morrison – Moondance 9. Led Zeppelin…

The Best Shows at Maryland Deathfest XIII (2015)

This year I finally made my pilgrimage to Maryland Deathfest. I had no other obligations, so with grim determination I maintained a liminal state of wasted and saw 45 shows over the course of 4 days! This break-neck pace left me bruised, sunburned and deeply satisfied. I enjoyed every single band, but moreover I enjoyed…

The Giraffes – We Hear Music

  I am humbled and thrilled to be able to offer the first new Giraffes record in 15 years on fourteen seconds! Chris Ballew has created a new double album using his beloved Giraffes moniker, and released it to a few fans and friends to distribute. It’s beautiful and you should download it – just click on the album…

The Best Albums of 2014

1. Gridlink – Longhena 2. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead! 3. FKA twigs – LP1 4. D’Angelo – Black Messiah 5. The War on Drugs – Lost in the Dream 6. Couch Slut – My Life As a Woman 7. Run the Jewels – Run the Jewels 2 8. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata 9. Behemoth…