Donald J. Trump ran as a carnival barking, misogynist, xenophobic authoritarian and defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, in one of the most remarkable elections in our nation's history. Given Mr. Trump's positions, it would be easy to view the results of the race as America’s tacit acceptance of his deplorable beliefs. But we do … Continue reading One Final Thought
10. St. Vincent St. Vincent Loma Vista/Republic Release Date: February 24, 2014 The funky, synthed-out fuzzy riff that starts off “Rattlesnake” tells you all you need to know about St. Vincent. The second the song begins you get the sense that Annie Clark’s “St. Vincent” isn’t interested in feel; she’s interested in making you move. … Continue reading The Best Albums of 2014 (finally)
If, like me, you’ve spent the better part of your life, rooting for a sports team, you realize just how fleeting success can be; especially if you’re a Lions fan. For as long as I can remember, Sunday afternoons in the fall have been riddled with disappointment, mixed with shame and a little angst. At … Continue reading To All my Sad Captains: My 2014 Detroit Lions Preview
1 Queens of the Stoneage, …Like Clockwork 2 Junip, Junip 3 Port St. Willow, Holiday 4 Arcade Fire, Reflektor 5 Lorde, Pure Heroine 6 Autre Ne Veut, Anxiety 7 Local Natives, Hummingbird 8 Chance the Rapper, Acid Rap 9 Volcano Choir, Repave 10 Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires in the City
1. Nirvana, Nevermind (1991) 2. Pearl Jam, Ten (1991) 3. Radiohead, OK Computer (1997) 4. Dr. Dre, The Chronic (1992) 5. Radiohead, The Bends (1995) 6. Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die (1994) 7. Afghan Whigs, Black Love (1996) 8. Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet (1990) 9. U2, Achtung Baby (1991) 10. A Tribe … Continue reading The Best Albums of the 90s: The Complete List
I was none too pleased with my beloved Detroit Lions' haul from this past weekend's draft. But I’m not here to tell you whether any of the players that the Lions drafted will be solid contributors. After all, the draft is more art than science, as two well thought out articles released this past week … Continue reading “Millenesque” you say?
#19 Living Colour: Times Up Released: August 20, 1990 Label: Epic Fresh off of their multi-platinum debut album Vivid, New York-based heavy metal/hard rock/funk outfit Living Colour returned with Times Up. Like its predecessor, Times Up featured a sound that borrowed from a variety of genres. Sonically, its sound was defined by lead singer Corey … Continue reading The Best Albums of the 90s: 15-19