When asked what music I've liked, usually I can only think of the last thing I happened to have heard that day. But for this list, I did exhaustive research, running down the 200 plus albums which gave me some amount of pleasure in the last 12 months, and deciding which ones were my very favorite releases.
Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.
Fueled by timeless ideas and new jams, the giant that is Neil Young & Crazy Horse traverse the homeland once again -- this time under the influence of the "Psychedelic Pill."
Avant-garde composer Elliott Carter has died at the age of 103.
The first lines of Neil Young's "Out on the Weekend" long for packing up and moving on, which precisely describes fall for me. This time of year is the embodiment of transition, as warm weather leaves and the impending doom of icy cold looms.
Peter Buck said he would never make a solo album. He was wrong.
The closing ceremony for the Olympics will likely feature the Who, George Michael and Kate Bush.
With the many concert documentaries, there certainly is no desperate need for another—unless it’s Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young Journeys. Shot in May 2011, this refreshingly personal documentary visits Young’s home town Omemee, Ontario where Young, occasionally in the presence of his brother Bob, talks about his family and early years growing up there.
Doc Watson has died at the age of 89. KDHX music writer Glen Herbert shares his thoughts and some excellent, deep cuts from Doc's amazing career.