Better late than never – my favorite music releases from the last two weeks! Featuring Friko, IDLES, Ducks Ltd, The Chisel, and Heems. crucialtracks.org/2024/02/f…
I am 100% convinced that any childhood memory of time or distance (and usually hardship caused by said amount) is actually half of that in reality. Recent visits to my hometown neighborhood (so small!) AND I just tested my wife on her “riding my bike 7 miles to school” story. Actually, 2.5 miles. 😂
New music for February 2nd! Liquid Mike is the highlight here, but don’t sleep on very solid solo albums from J Mascis (Dinorsaur Jr) and J Robbins (Jawbox). crucialtracks.org/2024/02/f…
My favorite music release from this week: Letter to Self by SPRINTS. More here: crucialtracks.org/2024/01/f…
Some start of a new year updates for Crucial Tracks: My 2023 musical diary is complete (and why you should do one in 2024), updates to the newsletter schedule, and a RECORD GIVEAWAY for subscribers! More here.
Crucial Tracks is growing up fast! New domain and website is live. Stop by and check it out. New issue is going out soon, so it’s a perfect time to subscribe. 🤘✌️
My official 2023 year in review for music is up on Crucial Tracks. Lots of good music to check out. Enjoy!
The second issue of Crucial Tracks just went out. This issue features the other half of the team, Chris Fritton aka The Itinerant Printer. It’s a genre spanning opus and an amazing introduction to his life with music. Check it (and subscribe to not miss a future issue!)
(And finally) Some albums that didn’t make my 2023 favorites, but were still enjoyed… Hip Hop edition:
- To What End by Oddisee
- And Then You Pray for Me by Westside Gunn
- Scaring the Hoes by JPEGMAFIA & Danny Brown
- Sundial by Noname
- Indiana Jones by Boldy James & RichGains
Some albums that didn’t make my 2023 favorites, but were still enjoyed… R&B Adjacent edition:
- The Age of Pleasure by Janelle Monae
- Red Moon in Venus by Kali Uchis
- Falling or Flying by Jorja Smith
- Fountain Baby by Amaarae
- Raven by Kelela
- Heaven by Cleo Sol
- My Soft Machine by Arlo Parks
Some albums that didn’t make my 2023 favorites, but were still enjoyed… Hardcore/Punk edition:
- Slogan Machine by Gumm
- Living Proof by Drain
- Consume Me by Big Laugh
- Hellmode by Jeff Rosenstock
- Walk the Wheel by Truth Cult
- Would You Miss It? By Koyo
- Of Days Renewed… by Magnitude
Some albums that didn’t make my 2023 favorites, but were still enjoyed… Alternative/Indie edition:
- Pure Music by Strange Ranger
- Infinite Spring by Superviolet
- s/t by Liquid Mike
- In the End It Always Does by The Japanese House
- Lucky for You by Bully
- Careful of Your Keepers by This is the Kit
I’m pretty set with my favorite albums from 2023. I’m going to write up something in depth during December, but here’s the list.
Something for everyone: indie, pop, singer songwriter, alt-country, 90s alternative redux, emo, hardcore, R&B and hip hop. Hope you find something new that you love.
I have a fantasy hockey league that had two drop out from last season. It’s $40 to enter with payouts of $240/120/40 to top 3 teams. If interested, let me know and I will get you the details.
Saw Sunny Day Real Estate tonight - been over 20 years since the last time and they sound just as good as ever.
Can’t believe it’s travel hockey season already. Really glad we fell in with this great group of families & girls. Looking forward to see where they go in their first year at 16u.