Records I liked from Olivia Rodrigo, Liz Phair and Miranda Lambert. Records I didn't like from St. Vincent and Van Morrison. Plus a bunch of albums that…
Another whirlwind February, plus Forgetting to Vote for the Grammys, On the Stereo.
A couple of years ago I began offering a brief roundup of the new releases of a given week on social media, framing the recommendations as albums I…
Dig The Old Breed
Like so many other people this year, I have no energy to write an essay attempting to grapple with what 2020 meant, either at a personal or cultural…
An absorbing journey through the past that reinvigorates the Ditch Years
Another quest for women in power pop, another attempt to figure out what "power pop" even means.
How Power Pop Created A World Without Women
Genius rarely follows a straight line. It certainly didn't in the case of Eddie Van Halen, the greatest guitarist of his generation and one of the…
My Rolling Stone 500 Ballot and why I didn't vote for Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc.
Rolling Stones, Saint Etienne's Soft Rock, Thom Bell, Beatles Songbook and Other Reissues
Tributes to two departed cult figures of the 1960s and 1970s.