90’s Nostalgia: Blink 182- What’s My Age Again?

I joined the Blink-182 bandwagon way later than a majority of my friends. I didn’t get into pop punk until my late teens to my own detriment. Green Day was the first band that introduced me to this burgeoning genre. I spent an entire summer devouring as much pop punk bands that I could including…

Nelly: Ride Wit Me

When Nelly first came onto the hip hop scene he instantly became a success story. His first album “Country Grammar” reached platinum status very quickly with hits such as “Country Grammar” and “E.I.”. That album served as a soundtrack to my summer back in 2000. Many nights were spent digesting his lyrics and trying to…

90’s Nostalgia: Oasis- Wonderwall

The first time I listened to Oasis’ “Wonderwall”, I was living on the East Coast at the time and had to be no older than nine. I remember hearing this song and instantly being hooked by its emotionalism. At first I thought the song was by Third Eye Blind until I discovered that it was…

The Roots: When The People Cheer

The Roots have always been one of my favorite hip hop groups. I’ve listened to their songs sporadically over the past few years and each time they keep me coming back for more. Rapper Black Thought is one of the most lyrically gifted rappers of all time. Many times his verses completely catch you off-guard…

Cymbals Eat Guitars: Hawk Highway (live)

With the news that Cymbals Eat Guitars is finally releasing their third album in August entitled “Lose”, my wait is over. I have literally been waiting for any new material from them for the past few years. I became ¬†an instant fan of this band after listening to their album “Lenses Alien”. From the opening…

90’s Nostalgia: LL Cool J- Doin’ It

I came across this classic a few days ago and I knew that I had to post it on this blog. As a child I thought LL Cool J was the man. He had his own tv show and was making good music. I remember emulating his style with the one sweatpants leg rolled up….

The Walkmen: We Can’t Be Beat (live)

I can’t wait till Hamilton Leithauser’s solo debut album “Black Hours” comes out next month so in the meantime I have been listening to The Walkmen. The band’s last album “Heaven” released in 2012 is a stellar record that showcases the band’s trademark minimalist style. One of the best songs on the album is “We…

The Antlers: Hotel

It really seems like The Antlers’ new album “Familiars” is shaping up to be one of the best records of the year. Their new single “Hotel” was released last week and is amazing. The song is quite different than the band’s trademark sound; it is more soulful with a hazy piano playing throughout. Check it…

The Tallest Man on Earth: Love is All

I have been listening to a lot of The Tallest Man on Earth lately after quite a hiatus. I have forgotten just how brilliant Kristian Matsson is with his emotional folk music. He has the ability to bellow out such soul-crushing songs while creating a picture of pastoral bliss. One of The Tallest Man on…