Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 25, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from KISS, Mercury Rev and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back then...

Back Stories | My 2012 Interview With Loretta Lynn

Since Ken Burns’ latest superb music documentary series Country is airing this month, I figured it made sense to pull out some interviews I've done with country legends over...

Rewinding July | The Best Roots

From jam-band scions to country-rock waitresses, July had plenty to offer roots-music fans. Here are the top releases in alphabetical order — just click on the cover picture to...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Pop & Dance Albums

Top Pick: Robyn | Honey Life turns a lot of folks hard and bitter. It does not make most people soft and sweet. Good thing Robyn is not like most...

The Beatles | The Beatles (White Album) 50th Anniversary Box: 27 Unreleased Gems

"It was great. It sold. It's the bloody Beatles’ White Album. Shut up!" So said Paul McCartney when someone suggested The Beatles’ self-titled magnum opus should have been a...

Skeleton Club Make Their Bones On Weirdly Wonderful Debut Death, Love & Money

They say the only givens in life are death and taxes, but for Skeleton Club those guarantees are more along the lines of Death, Love & Money — the...

Behind the Scenes of Midnight Shine’s Leather Skin Video Shoot: Exclusive Photos

Indigenous rockers Midnight Shine have just released the video for their song Leather Skin — and they're sharing behind-the-scenes photos exclusively on Tinnitist. Although Leather Skin — the group's third...

Rewinding 2019 | The Rootless Singer-Songwriters

I reviewed enough singer-songwriter albums this year that I decided to divide them into two groups. If you're interested in the poppier kind — your piano balladeers, your heartland-rock...

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...

Steve Harris | The Tinnitist Interview

Steve Harris and British Lion are roaring across the pond for their first tour of Canada — but it won't really be the band's maiden visit to the Great White...

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 Tightest Rap Releases

Let's be honest: I am way too old and way too lame to be the target demographic for most of today's rap. As a result, I don't end up...

Rewinding 2019 | The Blues Masters

Years ago, I asked Johnny Winter what he would say to a person who thought all blues music sounded the same. "Listen to better blues," was his response. Well,...

Rewinding 2019 | The Poppermost Toppermost

Women generally rule the pop scene. But this year, they didn't just dominate the charts and airwaves — they also produced some of the most exciting new sounds of...

Rewinding March | The Best Reissues & Anthologies of The Month

Out with the new and in with the old. For some reason I've never totally understood, March always brings a slew of box sets, anthologies, compilations and reissues. Here's...

On Repeat | Best Music