Rewinding July | The Best Soundtracks

Every good movie needs a good soundtrack — and here are some of the best that arrived in July, presented in alphabetical order. Click on the cover picture to...

Back Stories | My 2015 Interview With Buddy Guy

July 30 will be bluesman Buddy Guy’s 83rd birthday. I was lucky enough to talk to the legendary singer-guitarist on July 28, 2015 — two days before his 79th...

Back Stories | My 2016 Interview With David Crosby

With the David Crosby documentary Remember My Name opening this week, it seems like a good time to revisit my fall 2016 interview with the folk-rock legend. I had...

Back Stories | My Hilarious 2009 Interview With Steel Panther’s Michael Starr

Since the one and only Steel Panther just announced their fifth studio album Heavy Metal Rules is coming this fall, it seemed as good a time as any to...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top 158 Albums

When you listen to as much music as I do — not to mention as many different genres — making best-of lists is a nightmare. I mean, how do...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top DIY Discoveries

The DIY Discovery feature is one of my favourite components of Tinnitist. After sifting and sitting through so much mass-marketed major-label music over the decades, I really love getting...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | 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...

Back Stories | Remembering Jim Morrison On The Anniversary of His Death

I wrote this feature about Doors singer Jim Morrison on the 40th anniversary of his 1971 death. I was fortunate enough to talk to two of his surviving bandmates,...

Rewinding June | The Best Oldies

Everything old is new again — eventually. Here are the best compilations and reissues that came out in June, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on the cover pictures...

Rewinding June | The Best Indies

Liverpool oddballs, Colombian spellcasters, paisley-rock dream merchants and more — there was no shortage of essential indie rock to hear in May. Here's the best of the bunch, listed...

Rewinding June | The Best Tributes

A great cover tune is always a joy to behold. An album full of them is even better. Here are the covers collections that came out June, listed in...

Rewinding June | The Best Roots

From Scandinavian rockabilly to country legends, it was a strong month for roots music. Here are June's top titles in alphabetical order — just click on the cover picture...

Rewinding June | The Best Loudness

You love it loud? Sure you do. And there was plenty to love in June. Here are the best of the bunch, listed in alphabetical order. Just click on...

Rewinding June | The Best Grooves

Sure, you want the funk. You need the funk. You gotta have the funk. But some rap, R&B, soul and dance-pop never hurt. Here are June's finest, freakiest and...

Rewinding June | The Best Rock

Blowhards and no-nothings keep saying rock is dead. Clearly, musicians aren't listening — every month, I get another batch of great rock albums. Here are the best that came out...

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