My Favorite Releases of 2022

Well, folks, 2022 was a crazy and difficult year for us all, but we managed to have some truly great times. From catching the likes of George Clinton and Kikagaku Moyo on stage, covering the Deep in the Valley festival to even hosting our own first concerts under the RCU banner, it’s been a yearContinue reading “My Favorite Releases of 2022”

Top 100 Albums of 2021

Well that year flew past, didn’t it? Despite the continuation of the pandemic, there was a massive influx of great releases this year. I typically am not fond of putting together year-end lists, but I do think it’s important to highlight some of my personal favorite records from the last 12 months, especially so IContinue reading “Top 100 Albums of 2021”

100 Records We Loved in 2020

I actually wasn’t planning on creating an end of year list this month, but I had been requested to do so several times, so I figured I could at least give it a shot. This list isn’t saying that these are the end-all-be-all greatest albums of 2020, these are just some personal favorites of mineContinue reading “100 Records We Loved in 2020”

Artists and Labels to Buy From on Bandcamp Today

Today, June 5th, Bandcamp is providing artists another 24 hours of waived fees. In support of racial justice, I’ve put together a list of 60+ recommendations of artists who are people of color, labels owned by POC, and ally artists/labels that are donating their proceeds to social justice initiatives. Check it out below and rememberContinue reading “Artists and Labels to Buy From on Bandcamp Today”

RCU’s Top 100 Albums of the 2010’s

Say what you will about the 2010s, but at least the decade brought us a wealth of great music. While lists are a dime a dozen these days, I thought it would be appropriate to show our appreciation of what musically defined the last ten years for me. Plain and simple, these are my topContinue reading “RCU’s Top 100 Albums of the 2010’s”

The World of Promo Films (Part 2)

Continuing the list that I started in March, here’s another selection of other fine promotional videos that predate the MTV era. If you missed the first part, check that out here. David Bowie – Space Oddity David Bowie, as a performer, was made to be seen as much as he was made to be heard.Continue reading “The World of Promo Films (Part 2)”

My Top 10 Favorite Horror Soundtracks

Horror film soundtracks arguably may be the most innovative, complex and creative type of film score. The composer along with the producers and sound engineers have to sonically create a body of work that can unsettle, disturb and intensify an audience as much if not more so than the film it accompanies. Many of theseContinue reading “My Top 10 Favorite Horror Soundtracks”

(A Very Belated) My Favorite Music Moments of 2014

Yes, I have been meaning to do this since December, but you know how it goes, you’re reviewing an album one minute and you’re wrestling a great bear of a distraction (known as “life”) the next. At any rate, 2014 has had plenty of important and interesting moments happen in the world of music, butContinue reading “(A Very Belated) My Favorite Music Moments of 2014”