Author Archives: Coprinus

Andras – Joyful

Genre: Electronic Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 6.5/10 Commentary:Cheerful in the sort of thin and lonely way that makes me feel, well, better. More info: here. Listen: here.

March Rock Roundup

Here’s a buncha great rock albums. Wolf Parade – Thin Mind Genre: Synth Rock Rating: 7/10 Commentary: Everyone says this isn’t as good as their older, more indie stuff. But it is better. Listen here           …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead – X: The Godless Void… Read More »

February Metal Roundup

So, just a lot of good classic thrash and power metal for you this month. Ironsword – Servants of Steel Genre: Power Metal Rating: 6/10 Commentary: Thoroughly enjoyable. Great for writing scientific papers [background music] Listen here           Ironflame – Blood Red Victory Genre: Power Metal Rating: 6.5/10 Commentary: Second great… Read More »

January Music!

First round for the year, and we are off to a great start! Grace Cummings – Refuge Cove Genre: Bob Dylan, basically Rating: 6/10 Commentary: What a great voice. Hopefully the next album will be slightly less directly from the Dylan playbook. Listen here           Saariselka – The Ground Our Sky… Read More »

Best Folk/Country Albums 2019

Here are my top ten. 10. Michaela Anne – Desert Dove Listen here               9. Dori Freeman – Every Single Star Listen here               8. Justin Townes Earl- The Saint of Lost Causes Listen here               7.… Read More »

Best Albums 2019

Here are the overall top 10 for 2019. 10. Gloryhammer – Legends From Beyond the Galactic Terrorvortex Genre: Intergalactic Symphonic Metal Listen: here.             9. The Cranberries – In the End Genre: Rock Listen: here.             8. The Comet is Coming – Trust in The… Read More »

December Music Roundup

This is the last of the year! Itasca – Smooth Genre: smooth Rating: 7/10 Commentary: Vaporous mood music Listen here           Víkingur Ólafsson- Back Reworks (Part 2) Genre: Classical Rating: 8/10 Commentary: What is going on here? Does he have a microphone inside the sound box? Listen here      … Read More »

November Music Roundup

Is it cheating to write this in December? We are getting to the end of the year and the new releases velocity is dying down as everyone indulges in “end of year” and “end of decade” list buiding. Girl Band – The Talkies Genre: screechy little knife blades. Rating: 8/10 Commentary: My favorite punk rock album… Read More »

Sturgill Simpson – Sound and Fury

Genre: Rock Format Reviewed: Spotify 320 kbps Rating: 7/10 Commentary: Lazy? Controversial? Whiny? Self-indulgent? You get to decide. It rocks right along though. More info: here. Listen: here.