Back Stories | My Favourite Albums of 1999

I’ve never been very good at sifting through 1,000 album reviews and whittling them all down to a Top 10 list. So here, in typically haphazard form, are my...

Rewinding 2019 | The Top Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. And here's the...

Rewinding 2019 | The Master Album List

This doesn't include every album I heard or reviewed in 2019. But it does have almost everything I thought was worth remembering. I'd call that a good start. To...

Rewinding 2019 | The Busiest Bodies

Back in the '60s and '70s, bands routinely put out two and even three albums a year. Thankfully, there are still a few artists who remember those days —...

Rewinding 2019 | From Beyond & Back

Theses artists are gone, but their musical legacies live on — sometimes with a little help from fellow artists. Here are the best and the rest of this year's...

Rewinding 2019 | The Most Heroic Guitarists

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Rewinding 2019 | The Throwbacks

Some wheels don't need to be reinvented. And some bands don't even bother to try. Instead, they're happy to stick to what they do best or love best —...

Rewinding 2019 | The Most Powerful Supergroups

Look! At the top of your playlist! It's a pop star! It's a rock god! No, it's a supergroup! And no wonder: In a year when nearly every hit...

Rewinding 2019 | The Dynamic Duos

Three might be the magic number, but in music, as you may have heard, it takes two to make a thing go right — and make an album that's...

Rewinding 2019 | The Collaborative Efforts

We could all use a little help now and then. And these artists know how to make the most of it. From star-studded jams to posthumous productions, here are...

Rewinding 2019 | The Devastating Truth

Some people enjoy a good cry. I am not one of them — hell, I'm depressed enough most of the time as it is. But every year, I get...

Rewinding 2019 | The Greatest Comebacks

Let's face it: Everybody loves a comeback story. And a comeback album. This year, there were plenty of both, from artists of all stripes, styles and genres — including...

Rewinding 2019 | The Coolest Covers

Cover tunes are an essential cornerstone of music. I don't know of a musician or a singer who didn't start off playing other people's songs. And I can't name...

Rewinding 2019 | The Wonderfully Weird

Some people like their music to drive straight down the middle of the road. I can dig that — but I can also get behind something that comes straight...

Rewinding 2019 | The Most Exotic Sounds

As Steven Wright says: 'It's a small world ... but I wouldn't want to paint it.' Fair enough. Though I might reconsider if it allowed me more time to...

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