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Best Pop and Rock Albums of 2013

I gotta be honest—I had a hard time finding a whole lot to love about this year’s pop and rock offerings.  I gave some good reviews to albums in both genres, but even then, I often based it on respect for the work more than personal enjoyment. However, when I liked something—I found I really liked it. There were a few from newer or current acts, but interestingly, a number […]


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The Five Most Notable Musical Artists of 2013

In my first installment of 2013 end-of-year lists, I talked about five musical artists whom I felt were overrated in comparison to the media acclaim they received. This week, as promised, my second installment names five musical artists who definitely deserved the attention they got this year. Here’s my list of the top five most notable artists of 2013. See if you agree.   5.  Arcade Fire This alternative act […]


Arcade Fire Reflektor

Arcade Fire “Reflektor” –Album Review

Arcade Fire Music (2013)

The Beach Boys had their Pet Sounds. Michael Jackson had his Thriller. Radiohead had Kid A. U2 had The Joshua Tree (or Achtung Baby, depending on your preference). And now, Arcade Fire has their Reflektor. As a reviewer, I listen to albums all the time, and typically I’m not just looking for good music from the artists I listen to, but I’m also trying to place their music within the […]