Music that sucks at the heart of enjoying popular culture

All of us can easily name albums, bands, and genres that suck. Even our favorite artists have released albums that at first listen seem out of place in their discography. But what do we base such value judgments on? Does … Continue reading

A punk, a rabbi, and a Republican walk into a bar…

The Record Is Not Over Yet

Streaming music services serve a purpose, but they can never replace the record as a piece of art. It’s not just music that makes records fascinating, it’s the whole deal: artwork, album design, packaging, hidden messages, and other gems. Every … Continue reading