My Favourite Albums of 2013

The end of the year is approaching, which means it’s list-making time! Huzzah!

2013 was a great year for music. I listened to a lot albums, and while I didn’t hear any stone-cold classics, I heard a lot of great ones. So many, in fact, that instead of doing a top 5, which I did last year, I’m doing a top 20. Continue reading “My Favourite Albums of 2013”

Album Review: Deltron 3030 – Event II

Reunion albums aren’t supposed to be good. When a group reunites, they usually lose the spark that allowed them to make great music in the first place, and what results is a dull, lifeless album that wasn’t worth the excitement of a reunion in the first place.

Not so with Deltron 3030’s long-awaited Event II, an album whose fate had remained in limbo for so long that it could very well have been the Chinese Democracy of alternative hip-hop. Event II sees rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, producer Dan the Automator, and turntablist Kid Koala reuniting along with a bunch of guest musicians to deliver an album that nearly manages to match their debut. Continue reading “Album Review: Deltron 3030 – Event II”

Things I’m Looking Forward to in 2013

2012 is now well behind us (and the world didn’t end, yay!) so it’s time to look forward to remainder of 2013 and the various entertainments it will bring. There’s a lot to look forward to this year, from new music from well-loved bands to video games with spectacular trailers. (Whether those video games will manage to live up to their trailers is another matter entirely.) Here are the 10 things I’m looking forward to most in 2013:
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The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2012

Looking back at the year’s disappointments has become somewhat of a tradition for this blog (if you can count doing something for two years running as a “tradition”). While I’ve made a post about my favourite TV shows of the year, and I’ve got posts about my favourite music and video games of the year on the way, I think it’s worthwhile to remember some of this year’s disappointments. Some had the potential to be good but fell short. Others were just plain terrible. So without further ado, here are the ten biggest pop culture disappointments of 2012. Continue reading “The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2012”

Things I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2012

2012 is in full swing now, and it might be the final year of humanity’s existence! While we count down the days to our certain doom, we still have plenty of stuff to look forward to. Apparently, the people who make music, movies, TV, books, and games haven’t received the memo about the end of the world. That’s all for the best, I suppose. I’m not spending my last year of existence in a panic. No way. I’m going to live it up and enjoy these fine things that 2012 will bring: Continue reading “Things I’m Most Looking Forward To In 2012”