The Bad News: There were not as many albums that I loved this year The Good News: I loved more individual songs than usual this year I reworked the rankings to account for that crazy ass 2016. Having a set criteria sucks anyway.Read more "Favorite Music of 2016"
I imagine I was a part of a large demographic that went into a frenzied panic when The Gaslight Anthem announced they were breaking up. The thought of losing out on the creative output of Brian Fallon and Co. was almost incomprehensible to us denim adorned, dive bar frequenting, perpetually brokenhearted, rock and rock revivalists. […]Read more "Album Review: “Painkillers” – Brian Fallon"
While I had high expectations for some 2015 releases like the return of Modest Mouse, Jason Isbell’s follow-up to Southeastern, and the last Death Cab for Cutie album to feature Chris Walla, it was instead the year of the female singer-songwriter.Read more "Grant’s 2015 Music Awards"
This year in music seems defined not by the return of highly anticipated musicians, but instead by the breakout of some lesser-known talents. Here are my picks for the best music of 2014.Read more "HST 2014 in Review: Music"
One quarter ends, another begins. Here is the list you’ve been waiting for! Get excited for what we’re excited for! Mass excitement! Yay!Read more "Looking Ahead to 2014: Third Quarter (July – September)"
One quarter down so far this year, three to go. Here’s our list of what is peaking our excitement in the next few months.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2014: Second Quarter (April – June)"
Proving that instrumentation can still chart, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino (aka A Great Big World) impresses with their long awaited debut album.Read more "Album Review: A Great Big World’s ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’"
Now that you’ve had enough time to let our choices for what we enjoyed last year, it’s time to shift our focus towards what’s to come in 2014.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2014: First Quarter (January – March)"
Day 3 of the Best Of 2013 lists brings the writers here at HST… to music. What songs had you singing along this past year?Read more "HST… Best Music of 2013"
Another year, another mixtape! 2013 was another great year in music, and below are just twenty tracks that I believe made this year enjoyable.Read more "The HST Mixtape of 2013"