• David’s Favorite Albums of 2013

    As usual, my list of “favorite” albums of the year is just that – a list of what stuck with me most throughout the year, and not necessarily what my brain thinks should be the best albums. Hopefully these 10 recordings will stand the test of ...

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    David’s Favorite Albums of 2013

    As usual, my list of “favorite” albums of the year is just that – a list of what stuck with me most throughout the year, and not necessarily what my brain thinks should be the best albums. Hopefully these 10 recordings will stand the test of time. Arcade Fire – Reflektor Most-hyped record of the year, […]

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    A PDX ’13

    So many good Portland bands released albums this year, it was too hard to keep it to ten.  So here’s thirteen of my choice albums, with many more left out– 1. Modern Kin–Modern Kin Drew Grow ditched the Parson’s Wives but kept the same band members, and put out this inspired album with a simulcast […]

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    Gene’s Best of 2013

    First off, a GREAT year for albums! As someone on NPR said, 2013 was like drinking from a fire hose (not to confused with Firehose, the band). This one goes to 11! Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City Ezra Koenig taps into Paul Simon’s back catalog this time. There are still Graceland-era tunes, […]

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    Kiss ME, Cate!

    How Cate Le Bon might be better served embracing Portland  Cate le Bon nearly died yesterday in Portland. Or so she would have you believe. In fairness, the unusually cold weather (the highs never went above freezing) left everyone a bit stunned…but also happy that they could be in the “warmer climes” of the log […]

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    Cass McCombs And The Road Well Traveled

    Troubadour nurtures lifestyle and recordings that harken to the past Cass McCombs, who lyrically inhabits the space between Leonard Cohen and Bill Callahan (Smog) – and whose vocals occasionally (eerily) sounds like Ono-band era John Lennon – has, in this listener’s opinion, continued an upward trajectory in regards to not only artistry, but songcraft. And […]