Forever Changes, LoveThis album took me years to understand properly. The
denseness of it is something that can’t be digested on the first listen.
Arrangement, melody, lyrics, instrumentation—
How we welcomed 2013. Naturally, it involved the Dandy Warhols and cheese fries.
Garry Marshall lied to us. New Year's Eve is not a magical evening. No one gets stuck in an elevator with Ashton Kutcher. Robert de Niro's dying wish is not to watch the Times Square ball drop one final time. No one wants to make out with Katherine Heigl. It's nothing but an excuse for public intoxication and screaming an...
Admit it: You love lists. C’mon, you know you’re reading
every single “Best of 2012” piece, either nodding with the satisfaction
of having your own opinions validated or boiling with anger
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
This Arthur Rankin and Jules Bass gem reminds me of my own
life. Heat Miser and Snow Miser are always on my shoulders whenever I
am contemplating heavy decis
Califone, Quicksand/Cradlesnakes (2003)Not only a Thrill Jockey fave, but one of the best bands
of the past decade, in my opinion. These dudes mix gorgeous folk
melodies with out-there noise like