150 Best Albums of 2004

The fifth year of the 21st Century, in case you forgot, is the year that started with an areola belonging to Janet Jackson being exposed to 150 million or so football-watching couch potatoes in January and everybody blaming her for it when maybe they should have blamed Justin Timberlake instead or even better just ignored… Continue reading 150 Best Albums of 2004

Videos I’ve Loved Before

I didn’t notice until today, but last week Alfred Soto posted a list of his favorite music videos ever, after participating in an I Love Music poll calculating the top picks of lots of other folks. Realized I’ve never put together such a list, and I’m not sure how feasible it would be — my… Continue reading Videos I’ve Loved Before

Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2022

A post in progress, for however many months are left. See also (and for explanation and/or comparison): 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. PAZZ & JOP PRODUCT REPORT – early February 2022 YEA: Chrome: Scaropy (Cleopatra ’21) 7; Michael Beach: Dream Violence (Goner/Poison City ’21) 5; Divine Horsemen: Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix (In… Continue reading Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2022

Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017

As far as I can tell, May 2017 was when I first started posting these more-or-less monthly report cards on facebook, demonstrating my obessive-compulsiveness for anybody who inexplicably still doubted its existence. If you can’t figure out what the lists and grades are about because they look totally cryptic and you hate math and need… Continue reading Pazz & Jop Product Reports, 2017

150 Best Albums of 1972

Some bot calling itself Charlie Davis showed up on my facebook feed last week, claiming “There are no songs about animals…FACT.” Probably it was harvesting potential answers to “What’s your pet’s name?” or personal-information security questions along those lines; all I know is somebody I went to high school with had naively answered “‘Wildfire’ ‘Born… Continue reading 150 Best Albums of 1972