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 | Roots Releases With A Twist

I don't know about you, but I generally prefer my roots music with a little kick to it. So instead of a bunch of Americana, bluegrass and folk, my...

Rewinding 2019 | The Indie Albums That Rocked My World

I listen to a lot of indie-rock. And I do mean a lot: The first version of the list below had something north of 100 entries. I cut it...

Rewinding 2019 | The Indie Albums That Went Pop

Sometimes indie is a state of being. Sometimes indie is a state of mind. And don't get me started on the definition of pop. Either way, these are the...

Rewinding 2019 | The Rock Stars

Every year, another bunch of hipster-doofus youngsters try to rile up the old farts by smugly proclaiming that rock is dead. To which I say: OK, millennial. Instead of...

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 2019 | My Favourite Albums

I have reviewed more than 20,000 albums over the decades. And several hundred more in the past 12 months alone. But at the end of the day — and...

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...

Juliana Hatfield | The Tinnitist Interview

For Juliana Hatfield, the past is a nice place to visit — but she wouldn't want to live there. "I really don't think about the past too much," insists the...

Sad Songs for Happy People | EP – 01: Exclusive Premiere

Sad Songs For Happy People hide in plain sight on the devastatingly beautiful debut EP - 01 — premiering exclusively on Tinnitist. Personifying Irish poet John Boyle O'Reilly’s belief that "anonymity...

Forest Robots | Exclusive Album & Short Film Premieres

Forest Robots paints a colourful fall landscape with his new album and short film — premiering exclusively (and simultaneously) on Tinnitist. Times When I Know You'll Watch The Sky, the...

Rewinding October | The Top Pop & Rock

Joy and sorrow, survival and mortality, loneliness and connection — the best music I reviewed in October dealt with all of these topics (and more) with eloquence, intelligence, originality...

Rewinding October | The Top Indies

Superstar jams, garage-band greats, noisy masterpieces, post-punk upstarts, multi-culti marvels — and plenty more where they came from. October was another good month for indie-rock fans. Here's the best...

Rewinding October | The Top Loudness

From riff-rock to punk and speed-metal to glam, there was plenty of headbangable fare on the roster this month. Guess that's why they call it Rocktober. Here's the biggest...

Rewinding October | The Top Box Sets

At this time of year, the box sets start to come thick and fast. Before I dig into this week's offerings (R.E.M. and Bob Dylan, for those keeping score...

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