Mostly at Bear’s insistence and partially from my own curiosity, I have fallen into a full-fledged, unglamorous Bill Callahan stupor as of late. I have to have it with my coffee in the morning, and it has too often become my middle of the night wake-up call to turn off “One Fine Morning,” a song […]
Leonard Cohen will be one of the most celebrated acts of the year. With a new album at the age of 77, the timeless songwriter has given us some of the most moving music ever made. Thus, Mojo Magazine found it appropriate to pay tribute to his masterpiece The Songs of Leonard Cohen with a […]
Sophia Knapp makes pop music that starts off in the cloud of a dream; an imaginary snapshot of a time in space between 1970s Tokyo and New York City in the late 80s. On an album with contributions from QM favorite Bill Callahan, “Close To Me” is intimate and intentionally lonely, like finding yourself in someone’s […]
The best albums are much more than a collection of stand out songs. Like anything successful, a great album finds multiple parts coming together as one; accomplishing moods, textures, and developments not possible by any one singular piece. The best albums force you to take a step back, to not only look at each moment […]
Sure, a top songs list can never not be subjective, but these selections meant the most to us over the year of 2011. The following tracks brought every minute of joy to a new high, and every moment of heartache a bit of solace. These are the songs that kept us writing throughout the year, […]
2011 started a new decade with a bang. The year saw tragedies strike major populations, dictators overthrown, “occupy” redefined, and the casually pepper spray everything cop. As far as music goes, a lot happened too – pop became even more influenced by electronic, helping Adele sound that much better than her Top 40 contemporaries. Dubstep […]
You should have seen the deliberation room after we finished the lists. Papers scattered across the floor, blood and coffee stains on the carpet, I think at one point Kenny threw his laptop at Stuart (it just barely missed). But it makes sense, because each one of us are so passionate about the music we […]
Happy Fourth everyone, enjoy the weekend!