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. More

Album Review: The National – Trouble Will Find Me


Trouble Will Find Me is far and away the best comedy album of the year so far.

You see, when I start off a review with that kind of inflammatory hyperbole, I’m just inviting anger. I’m inviting people to complain about how I didn’t give this album a fair chance. I’m inviting them to call me an ass. Well, I am being an ass. This album makes me want to act like one. Trouble Will Find Me is a record that’s meant to be taken seriously, but it’s filled with accidental goofiness and unintentional hilarity. If laughing at serious music makes me an ass, then so be it. More

The 2010 Refrigerator Rants Random Awards

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The last few weeks of December are filled with “best of” lists of everything from fashion to food to news to sports. Rather than merely adding to that jumble, I’ve compiled a list of random awards. (If you want to know what the best TV show of the year was, just ask someone who actually watches Mad Men. That won’t stop me from listing my favourites, though.) Some of these awards are good, some of them are bad, and some are just plain, well, random. The awards mainly deal with television, but some also deal with music, the Internet, print media, and movies. I’ve included runners-up for some of the awards. Read on for the winners, the losers, and the, um, “randomers.” More

5 Awesome Songs, Vol. 7: Screamers

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The Scream

Love it or hate it, screaming has wormed its way into rock music. Rather than protesting how awful it can sound, I’m going to embrace it and talk about 5 awesome songs that feature singers who rub their vocal cords raw. More