The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

I almost didn’t include this essential album because it’s very well known, but I feel like it needs to be included. Let me reiterate one of the central ideas of this little blog: the album is a good and important form within music, and there is something unique you can get from sitting down, focusing,Continue reading “The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd”

“Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino

My personal favorite funk album, “Awaken, My Love!”, was a total departure from Childish Gambino’s other work; the cerebral cinematic rap of because the internet and the hard-hitting bars of Camp don’t really set the stage for this album, and Gambino’s work hasn’t since stuck to these magical retro synth sounds, layered melodies, or broken-upContinue reading ““Awaken, My Love!” – Childish Gambino”


I originally wrote this review at least a year ago, but it’s still important to talk about the controversy surrounding this album. It’s easy to understand why some people were aghast at it; a 17-year-old woman singing about suicide is worrying, to say the least. Of course, the same people who call her work inappropriateContinue reading “WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? – Billie Eilish”

Dopesmoker – Sleep

This one’s absolutely insane, and it’s not for everyone. This 2003 album is one hour-long slow heavy metal song; “Holy Mountain” is included on the latest release (which I’ve heard is the best release) but it’s not really part of it. I honestly thought people were using hyperbole when talking about doom metal, but, yeah,Continue reading “Dopesmoker – Sleep”

Nonagon Infinity – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

“Robot Stop” is actually the first song I ever recorded! I had arranged an acoustic cover of it that used a ska-punk rhythm to keep the pulse-pounding energy of the original version, a D-E-F-G (all major) chord progression to fit the insanity of the chorus, and put most of it in 4/4 so I couldContinue reading “Nonagon Infinity – King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard”