Green Day – American Idiot Don’t be an American Idiot – instead, vote for whichever candidate you think should be President for the next four years. Here’s a playlist that should cover most of those hot-button issues that will likely determine your vote. Have Nots – Secret Machines (foreign policy) Bomb The Music Industry! – [...]
This list is all about the germ that comes before the album: demos. Demos serve as the artist’s way of hearing how the song they’ve been working on actually sounds. These earlier versions of a song can be radically different when they appear on an album. A lot of times they are recorded at the artist’s house, [...]
Nostalgia is a big word in the music world right now, and it seems like every act has lyrics about the past in some way. Nostalgia is about a longing for a perceived better time and place of the past, and some artists go beyond lyrics to actually re-imagine the past in their aesthetic presentation. This trend has existed [...]
As the Olympics are in swing this week, it seemed appropriate to make a mixtape about the United Kingdom from the artists who originated there. The influence that England alone has had on the course of music in the past half century has been astounding, so rather than try to honor all of the amazing [...]
Coming up this Sunday is Father’s Day, so I put together a little mixtape for my father. However, the normal length playlist seemed insufficient, so I decided to make him a double LP, following in the footsteps of one of our mutual favorite albums, the Beatles’ white album. Each side has a different character to [...]
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