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...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Randy Newman

Back in 2011, I was lucky enough to chat with one of my favourite artists — and arguably one of the finest songwriters of his (or any) generation: The...

Rewinding May | The Best Pop & Rock

I was strolling through the park one day in the merry, merry month of May — when I was taken by surprise by the realization that it was already time...

Rewinding May | The Best Indie Rock & Underground

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 May | The Best Roots, Blues & Gospel

From French blues-rock duos to Grammy-winning gospel legends, it was a strong month for roots-music fans. Here are May's top releases in alphabetical order — just click on the...

Rewinding May | The Best Punk & Metal Albums

You love it loud? Sure you do. And there was plenty to love in May, with heavy music coming from all corners of the globe. Here are the biggest...

Rewinding May | The Best Rap, R&B & Funk

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

Rewinding May | The Best Compilations & Reissues

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

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...

DIY Discovery | Jas Frank & the Intoits

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...
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One That Got Away | The Living Things’ Ahead of the Lions

Rock ’n’ roll is a fickle bitch. Always has been. Always will be. For every immortal album that sells a jillion copies and wins a shit-ton of awards, there...

Back Stories | My 2011 Feature on Robert Johnson’s 100th Birthday

Since May 8 is blues icon Robert Johnson’s birthday, it seemed like a good time to resurrect this piece I wrote back in 2011 for his centenary. In hindsight,...

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