Lambchop OH

Listening to: Lambchop, OH (Ohio)

A review of Lambchop’s OH (Ohio) (2008) Despite the recording industry’s continuing contraction (not unlike the financial system’s), the world is full of beautiful music that’s worth hearing. One result of the long tail economy has been that there’s so … [read more]

Emmyloud Harris Wrecking Ball

Today’s desert island disc: Emmylou Harris, Wrecking Ball

A towering achievement and also an immensely likeable record. Emmylou Harris, after spending the first half of the 90s playing and recording solid if traditionally-oriented country albums, in 1995 teams up with Daniel Lanois and engineer Malcolm Burn to make … [read more]

Old 97s Blame it on Gravity

Listening to: Old 97’s, Blame it on Gravity

I love this band. They’ve gone through many changes over the years, but there’s always something musical and inspiring to discover in their records. I’ve never seen them play live, but their 2005 live album, Alive and Wired, suggests they’re … [read more]

The Very Best of Eagles

Listening to: Eagles, The Very Best of

Mirrors on the ceiling | Pink champagne on ice | And she said, “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device.” This is a confession of sorts. I really like the Eagles. I know I’m not supposed to. … [read more]

Listening to: Dave Gunning

A few weeks ago, on a Saturday morning, I woke up to CBC Radio 1. That’s what my clock radio is set to play every morning at 6. Even though the hosts’ accents are a bit pompous and there’s a … [read more]