My Favorite Albums of 2020

It is once again time for my annual ode to self-importance – listing my favorite music of the past year. And what does “favorite” mean? What I listened to the most? (Yes) What I anxiously waited for? (Yes) What had great videos I couldn’t get enough of? (Yes) What was unique? (Yes) What was by... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Albums of 2020 (so far)

Basically, at just past the halfway point, my 2020 in music can be described like this. In March I heard Dua Lipa’s new album and I thought that would be the best album I heard all year. Then I heard Hayley Williams’ solo album in May and I thought that was amazing. Then Lady Gaga... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Music of 2019

Future Generational Superstars Maggie Rogers Heard It in a Past Life. I predict she will be this generation’s Joni Mitchell. Billie Eilish When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? She is this generation’s Kurt Cobain. Future Generational Superstar if People Will Care More About R&B H.E.R. I Used to Know Her. She is... Continue Reading →

My Concert Decade

The theme of my life during the decade of the 10s is easily described by two words: live music. I saw music in clubs and bars and breweries and coffee shops and restaurants and arenas and outdoor festivals and theaters (and theatres) and music/symphony halls and pavilions and homes and synagogues and basements. My friend... Continue Reading →

Happy Anniversary For Your Entertainment!

Happy Tenth Anniversary For Your Entertainment! It doesn’t seem like ten years have gone by which is why I’m celebrating it by re-upping what I wrote about it on its fifth anniversary in 2014. Much has happened for Adam since then, most notably his association with Queen which became a phenomenon with Queen + Adam Lambert’s... Continue Reading →

An Album Worth the Wait

When my friend Zarni (finally!) released her new album Tidal Wave on September 4, I resisted my impulse to immediately tell everybody to go download it. There was a reason for my hesitation. For Zarni, this was her most personal and most deliberative project ever. She shared on social media several times why she was... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Albums of 2018

A year-end list is a fool’s errand. The mere fact that I feel compelled to do one for public consumption is to give myself a level of self-importance which is completely unjustified.  And you may notice I call my list “favorite” instead of “best”. I believe that music is ultimately too subjective to call something... Continue Reading →

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