The Best Songs Of 2019

A yearly tradition of counting down 50 songs from the year that resonated with me

The Musical Divide’s 2019 Midyear Report

As we approach the midway point of 2019, it’s time to reflect on what the best music of the calendar year has been thus far. At this point, The Musical Divide has reviewed over 50 albums and EPs this year, with many of them finding a spot on this list. As far as quality is… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s 2019 Midyear Report

Favorite Albums And Songs – First Quarter 2019

Can you believe the list-pocalypse is already upon us? No, it’s not December yet, but certain music outlets are known for releasing quarterly lists to share their favorite albums and songs of a calendar year. I’m always a fan of Farce The Music’s take on it. The Musical Divide doesn’t really do that. Instead, I… Continue reading Favorite Albums And Songs – First Quarter 2019

The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

We’ve arrived to the final list at The Musical Divide for 2018. Of course, nobody needs another one of these lists to read, but I’d like to think my list is more than just a “list.” In a way, I’ve got the benefit of running a blog rather than a professional outlet. I’m free to… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top Albums Of 2018

The Musical Divide’s Honorable Mentions For Best Albums Of 2018

Considering The Musical Divide operates mostly as a review outlet, I take a lot of pride in the amount of music covered here. While some may understandably see this extra addition to the albums list as overkill, it’s mostly a testament to how much good music I still couldn’t fit into the actual list no… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Honorable Mentions For Best Albums Of 2018

The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part Two)

Part one can be found here. (Editor’s note – I don’t like inserting actual music videos for the audio portion of this, but this seems to be the only way to hear “Party Of One” on YouTube) No. 25 – Brandi Carlile, “Party Of One” With the way that piano sounds, you can almost just… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part Two)

The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part One)

The Musical Divide’s third list of five launches today. While crafting an artistic statement in the form of an album is important, crafting an excellent song is arguably harder. Albums give artists an average of half an hour to an hour (typically) to win you over. Meanwhile, songs have to do the same job within… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Top 50 Songs Of 2018 (Part One)

The Musical Divide’s Worst 20 Singles Of 2018

While not my personal favorite list to make, the worst of mainstream country music in a calendar year always makes for an interesting discussion. This year though, the problems were more directed at the industry itself rather than the songs. There were a lot of boring, generic, mediocre singles released this year, but the list… Continue reading The Musical Divide’s Worst 20 Singles Of 2018