Josh Ritter: The Animal Years

Josh Ritter’s “The Animal Years” was released in 2006 through Independent Records. He was also named one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters” by Paste magazine the same year, and this album holds many of the reasons why. Its 49 minutes in length, but with the way it makes you smile,wonder, and stop and think it feelsContinue reading “Josh Ritter: The Animal Years”

The National: Boxer

  Boxer was the first National album I bought, in 2008. I had heard “Apartment Story” on The Last Broadcast, and thought it sounded something similar to Interpol, a band I adore. So off to the big city I went and picked up Boxer. Buying the album has lead me to pick up everything the NationalContinue reading “The National: Boxer”

Joni Mitchell: Blue

Thank god Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash broke up. If they hadn’t we may never have had the album that is Blue. Beyond doubt one of the best break up albums ever, it is also one of the greatest ever recorded. I came upon “Blue” around the same time I bought Van Morrison’s “Astral Weeks”, having listened toContinue reading “Joni Mitchell: Blue”

Ryan Adams: Demolition

‘Thinking some of suicide, but there’s bars out here for miles‘. Listening to this for the first time in about 8 years and its better than I remember. You know those albums you just don’t get when you’re young, songs you think could have been better, lyrics you think are silly. Maybe you just didn’tContinue reading “Ryan Adams: Demolition”

Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights

Before I get into the review, I have to say that this is my favourite album of all time, but I won’t let that dictate my review. Released in 2002, the album didn’t exactly blow up. It was more successful in the UK than the United States, though it did well on the Independent Charts.Continue reading “Interpol: Turn On The Bright Lights”