Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Best of 2007, Pt. 4

I'm a little late with this one, but the Village Voice Pazz and Jop poll came out last week. My ballot is here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Best of 2007, Pt. 3

I participated in the Idolator Pop '07 poll, the results of which you can comb through here.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Best of 2007, Pt. 2

City Paper's '07 round-up came out today. For the second year, the results are presented online in a nice, well-designed format that, alas, does not lend itself to linking. Check the whole thing here. I wrote the entries on numbers 10 (The Weakerthans), 18 (Wilco) and 19 (Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings).

Also, as is customary, you can check the ballots of all who contributed to the list, mine included.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Best of 2007

Top 10 Albums
1. The Weakerthans- Reunion Tour (Epitaph/Anti)
2. Emma Pollock- Watch the Fireworks (4AD)
3. Various Artists- Ballads of the Book (Chemikal Underground)
4. Saint Joan - The Wrecker's Lantern (Camera Obscura)
5. Wilco- Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch)
6. Of Montreal- Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (Polyvinyl)
7. Future Clouds and Radar- Future Clouds and Radar (Star Apple Kingdom)
8. Electrelane- No Shouts, No Calls (Too Pure)
9. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings- 100 Days, 100 Nights (Daptone)
10. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss- Raising Sand (Rounder)

Top 10 Singles
1. Sons and Daughters- "Gilt Complex" (Domino)
2. 1990s- "See You At the Lights" (Rough Trade)
3. The Weakerthans- "Civil Twilight" (Epitaph/Anti)
4. Beyonce- "Get Me Bodied (Extended Mix)" (Sony)
5. Aesop Rock- "Coffee (featuring John Darnielle)" (Definite Jux)
6. Meg Baird- "The Waltze of the Tennis Players" (Drag City)
7. Crowded House- "Don't Stop Now" (ATO)
8. Art Brut- "Direct Hit" (Downtown)
9. Rilo Kiley- "The Moneymaker" (Warner Bros.)
10. M.I.A.- "Paper Planes," (Interscope/XL)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

A new column on Euros Childs here.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A review of The Weakerthans show is here.

Monday, October 08, 2007

I reviewed a 1990s show for the City Paper's new A&E blog.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

I reviewed a Rilo Kiley concert here.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Here are my Best Bets for the fall season. Best Bets! The best, I tell you!

Friday, August 31, 2007

I contributed a little something to the City Paper Clog.

In other news...

People, Nathan Rabin's My Year of Flops series on the AV Club is easily the best thing on the internet right now.

And this should make you happy, sad or both.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

This month's column -- featuring an interview with Neil Finn of Crowded House -- is here.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Here is the July column, reviewing new(ish) albums by Art Brut, Nick Lowe and Saint Joan.