Category Archives: Albums

I Found My Thrill on Oregon Hill

I haven’t been listening to music all that much recently. That’s not to say that I couldn’t, just that I usually find myself doing other things that are difficult to do at the same time. But anyway, here are some … Continue reading

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Birds in Perspex Come Alive

Writing about music is pretty difficult. Sometimes I just can’t describe what I like or dislike about something I’ve listened to, maybe partially because I’m just not that knowledgeable about music theory and terminology. It also generally takes several listens … Continue reading

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Tennesseein’ Is Tennebelievin’

Nashville – I think the only Robert Altman movie I’d previously seen was Popeye. This is pretty different from that, but they’re both kind of slow. It has a lot of characters with their own subplots, which were often difficult … Continue reading

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Off to See the Castles of America

I haven’t written that much about new music recently. Comes of getting old, and sometimes just not knowing what to say. There are a few relatively new albums that I picked up during the quarantine, however, so here are some … Continue reading

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Ain’t You Never Seen a Disembodied Soul Before?

I picked up a few albums recently, either through buying them used or receiving them as presents, so here are some thoughts. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Globe of Frogs – I have the box sets of much of Robyn’s … Continue reading

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Oh, What a Joy for Every Girl and Boy

Back in September, my friend Amy wrote a post on the Beatles’ Abbey Road in honor of its fiftieth anniversary. I had meant to write some kind of reply, but I never got around to it, so I’m doing so … Continue reading

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Working for the Yankee Dollar

The Puppini Sisters, Lost and Found – This album is a rarities collection that the group is offering as a bonus when buying some other stuff. I pre-ordered their next album, which has been delayed, so this is a nice … Continue reading

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In the Witching Hour

Pixies, Beneath the Eyrie – The band’s newest release was recorded at a recording studio in Ulster County, New York, that used to be a church. It had a Gothic feel that inspired the general vibe of the album, and … Continue reading

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Turtlenecking with the Best

Before he and John Linnell started They Might Be Giants, John Flansburgh was in a band called the Turtlenecks (even though it seems to be Linnell who actually WORE turtlenecks more often), which he’s mentioned before as sort of a … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Nice When We’re All Afraid at the Same Time?

I haven’t written an album review since late April, and at least two of the records I discuss here were released before that. I don’t always have a lot of time to listen to music, and even when I do, … Continue reading

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