Ryan Adams

Prolific singer-songwriter tries his hand at prose.

Cage & Aviary

Singles Gettin’ Heady: Cage & Aviary

Cage & Aviary “Television Train”

The Best Tracks of the ’00s – No. 3

Modest Mouse “Night on the Sun”

Guilty Pleasures

Oh, The Guilt: An essay on musical perceptions

In a post-rockist and post-poptimist world, all that matters is an open mind.

Little Dragon

Singles Gettin’ Heady: Little Dragon

Little Dragon “Fortune”/”Blinking Pigs”

Life on Shuffle: Tomorrow Never Knows

Life on Shuffle: Tomorrow Never Knows

Asking iTunes for answers about the year ahead.

The Best of Blog-house 2008

The Best of Blog-House: 2008

A look back at the most zShared, MySpaced, Bookfaced electro of the last year.

Best Song Ever: Murder Ballads

Best Song Ever: Murder Ballads

A Halloween week collection of pop music’s darkest tales.

Transatlantic Underground: Summer's End 2008

Transatlantic Underground: Summer’s End 2008

More new discoveries in the UK and in the States.

Cool Kids' Bake Sale.


Fall 2008 edition.

British Sea Power live

Live Review: British Sea Power

Neumo’s Crystal Ball Reading Room; Seattle, WA.

Heatmiser, circa 1993

Precluded Predecessors, Vol. 1: Heatmiser

Before Elliott Smith was a household name, he played some loud rock ‘n’ roll.

Yeasayer at the Showbox

Live Review: Yeasayer

The Showbox; Seattle, WA.

UNKLE live

Live Review: UNKLE

Mezzanine; San Francisco, CA.

Chuck Klosterman

Life on Shuffle: Death to Chuck

…or at least some kind of comeuppance.

Rivers Cuomo rocking out


Looking back on some records we missed in ’07.


Best Albums of 2007: Staff Top 10s

Individual Writers’ top ten lists.

Pissed Jeans

Hope for Men: Noise Rock in 2007

The cult of Albini gains notoriety.

The Music of Buffy The Vampire Slayer

a.k.a. ‘Whedon Comes Alive!’