3-and-some years ago Dave Grohl and Friends put out Concrete and Gold, a cohesive, solid entry in a lengthy discography stretching back to 1995. While it’s likely my least favorite album of theirs, it has some excellent songs and does a good job of sticking to, for lack of better words, a sonic theme throughout, and the album’s name I think was a great descriptor for it. It was chunky, riffy, heavy at times (Concrete?), and maybe a bit overproduced (Gold!) in my opinion. I spent many conversations blaming producer Greg Kurstin for this, and I think I’ve come around…


Here lies my hatred of “Raditude” by Weezer — 2009–2020.

Weezer has been one of my favorite bands basically since I started listening to music as a hobby, roughly 2005 or 2006. I had copies of Blue Album and Green Album that I swiped from my brother’s CD collection and ripped onto my eMachines computer and, for several months, were a significant portion of what I was able to listen to. I developed a love for songs written by this nerdy guy named Rivers. They’re my #2 most played band on Last.FM. I have just shy of 1900 Rivers/Weezer demos…


Panic! at the Disco has been at the forefront of emo-pop for the better part of two decades now. A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out came out in 2005, which is pretty hard to believe for me. And their discography has had interesting twists and turns: The first album’s lyrics were entirely written by then-guitarist Ryan Ross, and the music was credited to the whole band (though I wouldn’t have a hard time believing that Ross contributed most of the base ideas for the music as well). Pretty. Odd. …


It may have been expected that my least favorite Green Day album, what with all the recent hullabaloo about it, would be Father of All…, but after a few weeks of listening, I’ve come to like it more than I dislike it.

If you remember “The Trilogy” from 2012, it was Green Day’s attempt at exiting the political sphere and going back to just writing songs for the sake of writing songs and having fun. I believe I remember Billie Joe advertising the three albums, ¡UNO!, ¡DOS!, and ¡TR! as pre-gaming for the party, being at the party, and the…


June 1st began like any other day of Summer 2017 for me; I was working as a student tech for one of the colleges at Western Michigan University and was appropriately slacking off by chatting with the other techs and attendants. While half-listening to my coworkers, I checked my phone and saw that I had a notification that the Foo Fighters had released a new single: “Run.” I bolted from the room without so much as a “hang on a second.”

You see, Foo Fighters have been my favorite band since sometime in late 2006. I’m not entirely sure what…

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