Despite the profile picture, Dave Bloom is not much of a guitarist. He’s a decent rock drummer, though, and sporadically writes about other people who hit things at http://drumtumblr.tumblr.com. He writes about music, culture, politics, librarianship, and other stuff at http://davebloom.tumblr.com.
Sunday, April 15 2012
When punk assailed pop in the late '70s, established artists faced a choice: respond with conviction or face irrelevance.
Monday, February 10 2014
This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.
Thursday, May 30 2013
Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.
Monday, January 14 2013
Is it cheating when your best album is a live release that covers your entire career?
Wednesday, October 17 2012
Death Cab for Cutie frontman steps out with a solo effort that works best when he falls back on the high-concept lyrical daring of his earlier work.
Thursday, October 11 2012
Lekman's sweetly melancholy third full-length is that rare breakup album that emphasizes mature, thoughtful perspective over wallowing, self-hate, or bile.