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Below is the writing I’ve done about music on this blog. You may also want to check out my music blog/podcast Almost Mainstream, follow me on Rdio and This Is My Jam, listen to my mixtapes and check out my year end lists for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. I’m on lots of music discovery services, too, including, Hype Machine, Soundcloud, Mixcloud and CBC Music.


A good album is more than a collection of good songs and a good discography is more than a bunch of good albums.

Posted on 30 April 2016 and filed under articles, main, music

“electric word, life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time”

nothing compares 2 u

Posted on 21 April 2016 and filed under articles, main, music

Almost Mainstream: The 2015 Mixtape

My favourite music of 2015.

Posted on 24 December 2015 and filed under main, music

Stereogum’s Review of Carly Rae Jepsen’s New Album is Pretty Much Perfect

“There’s this new narrative in which would-be pop stars find their voices by venturing outside the studio system, working with indie auteurs and finding themselves whole new audiences on the festival circuit. And that setup has produced some truly great music, like Solange’s True and Sky Ferreira’s Night Time, My Time. But E•MO•TION isn’t that. From a distance, it seems like it should be that. Jepsen worked with Dev Hynes and Ariel Rechtshaid on the shimmery, quick-dissolve ballad “All That” and with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij on the burbling “Warm Blood.” But E•MO•TION doesn’t play like critic-bait — or, for that matter, like festival-bait. Instead, it plays like gleaming mall-pop turned way up past 11.”

Posted on 21 August 2015 and filed under links, music, outbound

Yeah, um, Apple Music is way too complicated. I’m sticking with Rdio

Apple Music hasn’t decided if it’s a stream or a store, if it’s online or software, and it’s a mess.

Posted on 1 July 2015 and filed under articles, comments, main, music, reviews

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