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The 100 Best Albums of 2012

Vinyl, CD, MP3, Spotify, etc. Take your pick, bust most of us around here prefer vinyl whenever possible, only because when we listen to a song like Brandi Carlile’s “Hard Way Home,” we can really feel it via our turntables. What’s important, though, is that you find music that suits you. And here are the … Read more

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Recap | 2012 Austin City Limits Music Festival

Neil Young | Photo by Nate Burrell | www.beforetheblink.com This is the first post of a two-part series covering the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. The second post is a photo gallery of the festival, with shots taken by Nate Burrell (www.beforetheblink.com). You can view the photo gallery here. The 2012 Austin City Limits … Read more

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Halfway There | The Best Songs of 2012

Today, we offer you a selection of fifty of our favorite songs from the front half of 2012. Pump up the jam in your cubicle today, and get ready to blare this one from your America party tomorrow. That is, if you live in America. If not, have a great Wednesday! What did we miss? … Read more

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10 to Spin | The Lumineers

Every year it happens. And every year, I’m still surprised when it happens. Music is a lot like love — the best songs come into your life when you’re not looking or seemingly don’t care. Or, they arrive at exactly the moment when you think you’ve heard it all. The Lumineers is a trio from … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The Lumineers – Ho Hey

I don’t know where I belong I don’t know where I went wrong But I can write a song Since we’re in March Madness mode, and a #16 seed has never beaten a #1 seed in the history of the NCAA tournament, I present to you a band from Denver, The Lumineers, who could just … Read more