A look back at the albums that struck a chord with me this past year.
“Wrecking Ball” achieves what amazing pop songs should: it rephrases the familiar and makes it novel again, allowing us to draw straight lines from the notes to our lives. (Plus: more of my top songs of 2013.)
So yeah…that happened.
With The Idler Wheel, it feels like Apple is sharing everything with us: her twists, her turns, her breaks and bends. It’s the sound of a performer in a moment of her own making, but just barely holding onto it.
The two greatest songs of 2012 are a flirty teenage pop song sung by a 26-year-old from Mission, British Columbia, and young adult adrenaline rush written by two Vancouverites who aren’t all that much older.
Last week, I was interviewed for a special feature in The Chronicle Herald about live music in Halifax. (Sorry, not available online, Internet kids.) I said some very reasonable, realistic […]
Yeah, yeah, I know…I crazy procrastinated on this one. I have my reasons: after a crazy busy fall—amped up day job, occasional freelance work, and a course where I wrote […]