Although I haven’t posted here recently, my (still relatively) new job affords me the occasional writing opportunity. Here’s a collection of blurbs I’ve written about some stuff I like.
Pterodactyl – Spills Out
Hearing about this album was one of those times where you read a review about an album and you don’t really care how it gets rated, because the description itself sounds amazing. Really glad I found out about these guys.
Eleanor Friedberger - Last Summer
The best music writing captures a feeling– I think I did that here.
Actress – R.I.P.
I came at this one as a primer for someone not immersed in the world of electronic music (myself included).
Spoon – A Series of Sneaks
This and Kill the Moonlight trade off as my favorite Spoon album, with Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga close behind.
Bat for Lashes – Two Suns
Really proud of this one, though I wish I’d come up with a better first and last line.
Here We Go Magic – A Different Ship
I wondered if this one could be taken as a slight, though I didn’t mean it that way.
The Men – Immaculada
I hadn’t spent a ton of time with this one, so I lean a bit more on the telling rather than the showing.
Audio Technica AT-LP120USB
There’s one bit of this that was meant to be funny, but maybe just to me.
The Books – A Dot in Time.
I like this one, it’s tough to try to sum up your feelings for a band’s entire career but I think I did pretty well here.
Chromatics – Night Drive
Just skimming the surface.
My coworkers write some pretty good stuff too! Here’s a sample:
Big K.R.I.T. – Return of 4eva
John is hilarious, you should read everything he writes.
Food Pyramid – Mango Sunrise
Rich runs pretty dense but there’s gold in there.
Julia Holter – Ekstasis
Celeste captures this one well.
Chairlift – Something
Ryan works a good mix of funny, random, and interesting.
Porcelain Raft – Strange Weekend
Lots of folks in the office were loving this one, I still haven’t dug into it.
Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream Josh has moved on, leaving the flag he carried for emotional 90s music at least partially unflown.
THEESatisfaction – awE naturalE
Joe saw these guys at a Shabazz Palaces show and was raving soon after– I think it’s justified.
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
A little bit of me can relate to this one, except I was listening to Cake.
Future Islands / Ed Schrader’s Music Beat – Split
Mike makes the case for this split and the series it’s a part of.
I hope to write (and write here) soon.