The 2021 Midyear Report

A yearly family tradition of counting down my favorite albums and songs of the year thus far.

The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 9 (2021): (Vandoliers, Charlie Marie, Blackberry Smoke, etc.)

The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox is a weekly series where I cover new entries to the top 40 of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, standalone oddities, and a throwback tune. This week was absolutely loaded with new releases, enough to where I reviewed two singles for Country Universe – Brett Eldredge’s “Good Day” and the Elle King and… Continue reading The Boom-or-Bust Jukebox – Week 9 (2021): (Vandoliers, Charlie Marie, Blackberry Smoke, etc.)

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

Album Review: Vandoliers – ‘Forever’

The short version: Vandoliers’ ‘Forever’ is the kind of tight, fun album that’s easy to enjoy, has more depth to it than one would expect, and features a unique sonic palette.  Favorite tracks: “Tumbleweed,” “Cigarettes In The Rain,” “Shoshone Rose,” “Sixteen Years,” “Troublemaker” Least favorite track: “Nowhere Fast” Rating: 8/10 Author’s preface: I hate having… Continue reading Album Review: Vandoliers – ‘Forever’