Get a drink, have a good time now. Welcome to paradise, and read all about the 305th most acclaimed album of all time. An Australian plunderphonics pioneer is this week’s Counterbalance.
In an age when writers regularly churn out "content" at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect.
When you dive into Bandcamp to find new music outside of your normal circles, you sometimes hit paydirt. Enter: Year of October.
The newest Between the Grooves series tackles Lowercase's Kill the Lights, a great marriage of slowcore and post-punk: raw, angry, sullen, and very much alive almost 20 years later.
Come in here, dear boy, have a cigar. You're gonna go far, just like the 207th most acclaimed album of all time, Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here.
Once upon a time, Ronnie James Dio rounded up a bevy of heavy metal legends to record a charity single. Yet no amount of superstar power could stop the song from falling by the wayside.
In addition to his recent album, No Pier Pressure, Brian Wilson is about to have a biopic about him released in theaters. The 12 songs below also form a vivid portrait of his life as a pop genius.
Lilly Hiatt may be John's daughter, but she's very much her own person. Her unique and quirky personality comes clearly through on her newest record, Royal Blue.
The Chicago folk star is riding high on his daring, genre-bending new disc, but would much rather talk about Led Zeppelin III and that one perfect Mark Ruffalo movie that brought him to tears.
291st most acclaimed album of all time, you make me feel there are songs to be sung, bells to be rung and a marvelous fling to be flung. A pre-rock masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.