My current favorite genres are experimental, ambient and noise (as well as some punk.) I used to be super into ultra-fast stuff like grindcore, but not so much anymore.

My current favorite music, in no particular order (note that this doesn't necessarily mean I love all of their albums):
Weird Al Yankovic, Boards of Canada, Radiohead, Deerhoof, Bad Religion, A Place To Bury Strangers, The Glitch Mob, Lightning Bolt, White Suns, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, The Stargazer Lilies, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Yellow Swans, My Bloody Valentine, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Air, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mono, Youth Lagoon, Ramones, Circle Jerks, AFI (late 90s-early 2000s), Melt-Banana, Drunkdriver, Coachwhips, Fuck Buttons, Prurient, Black Dice, Animal Collective, Panda Bear, etc.
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Various - Pokémon 2000: The Power Of One (Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture). 5 days ago
According to the liner notes of his Squeeze Box compilation, Al tried to get the rights to include "Polkamon" on the Medium Rarities disc but couldn't get permission. Maybe Atlantic Records is still mad over the "You're Pitiful" fiasco, in which they ... See full review
posted a comment on Various - '80s Retro. about 1 month ago
I wonder if anyone has been able to find any copies of this CD when it was under the "Punk" moniker before it got more accurately re-branded. Since it was advertised on TV, I assume that some copies must exist somewhere.
posted a comment on NOFX - The Decline. 2 months ago
Thanks for the heads-up - I just received my copy from the webstore, and it matches this runout info too (however, it also has a digital download coupon, so it must be a recent repress.)
posted a comment on "Weird Al" Yankovic - "Weird Al" Yankovic. 5 months ago
Yes, and Al got turned down because Cougar was afraid of a parody "mucking up" a potential deal to make a "Jack & Diane" movie:

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/princess-diana-why-you-never-got-to-hear-weird-al-yankovics-1st-parody-of-her.html/
submitted Various - [Now Hear This] EMI Music Resources New Music Sampler - Volume 2. 6 months ago
posted a comment on Poison Idea - Feel The Darkness. about 1 year ago
I read that Tiny Tim tried to sue them but dropped the case when he realized they had no money.
posted a comment on The Dirtbombs - Horndog Fest. about 1 year ago
Well, I do like the music... apparently their frontman Mick Collins is a furry, which explains how the artwork came to be. I can only imagine how wacky/disturbing it must have been seeing this cover art in a record store in 1998 - it's certainly ... See full review
posted a comment on AFI - Miss Murder. about 1 year ago
Back when the Decemberunderground CD was first available for preorder on Interpunk.com, they hyped a special "mystery item" that would come as a bonus... and it was this.
posted a comment on System Of A Down - Hypnotize. about 1 year ago
Just finished listening to all five vinyl reissues, and I'm really pleased - great pressings for fair prices (I'd gladly have paid twice as much for this quality, so I do feel kinda spoiled.) Takes me right back to my days as an introverted high school ... See full review
submitted Calder K. Singer* - 8 Different Rooms. about 1 year ago
submitted Reviver - Snakes In Repose. over 2 years ago
submitted Various - 60 Great Jazz Classics. over 2 years ago
posted a comment on Nickelback. over 2 years ago
They're an easy target: a well-established rock band that plays formulaic, radio-safe songs about drinking, drugs and sex. Bashing them has become a way of saying "hey everyone, I need to emphasize my complex and sophisticated musical tastes by ... See full review
submitted Crown Colony - 917. over 2 years ago
posted a review of Radiohead - Live. over 3 years ago
I got this brand new at f.y.e. yesterday - I didn't know they carried bootlegs. The picture quality is unacceptable for a DVD: it's grainy and washed out, looking like a home VHS taping of a TV broadcast (complete with a watermark perpetually in the ... See full review
submitted Various - Girls Like It Short: Short Music For Long Island. over 3 years ago
submitted Down With Rent - Like A Pane Of Breaking Glass. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Sword Heaven - Gone. over 3 years ago
The cover image is an 1885 painting by Ilya Repin, showing the aftermath of Ivan the Terrible killing his son on November 16, 1581.
posted a comment on John Loeffler - Pokémon - 2.B.A. Master. over 3 years ago
This might just be the first CD I ever bought - it may be cheesy, but it makes me feel like a hopeful ten-year-old again, and I love it to death. I'm praying it'll get a vinyl release someday.
submitted The Royal Kings II - Thanks To You. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Funniest Food Songs. over 3 years ago
submitted Robedoor - New Age Sewage. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Various - Music From And Inspired By Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. over 3 years ago
I really wish the classic THPS soundtracks would have gotten proper releases. Still scratching my head over what they were thinking with this "music from and inspired by" the game (as in two songs featured in the game and eleven from who knows where?)
posted a comment on Mr. Methane - Mr. Methane.Com. over 3 years ago
If there exists a record more deserving of the deluxe 180-gram audiophile vinyl treatment someday, then I haven't found it.
submitted Frank Yankovic - America's Favorites. over 3 years ago
submitted The Three Stooges - Madcap Musical Nonsense. over 3 years ago
posted a comment on Various - The Powerpuff Girls - Heroes & Villains: Music Inspired By The Powerpuff Girls. over 4 years ago
Hope it gets a vinyl release someday - lots of cool bands here.
posted a comment on Merzbow - Merzbox. over 4 years ago
Thank you, Mr. Yankovic - I had no idea you were into noise! Frankly, I believe the world is ready for the... Merzpolka!
posted a comment on Frenzal Rhomb - Not So Tough Now. over 4 years ago
The original image for the cover art can be seen in the 1989 Reader's Digest book "Great Disasters", showing the aftermath of a tornado that struck Xenia, Ohio in 1974.
posted a comment on Arab On Radar - The Yahweh Or The Highway Sessions. over 4 years ago
They're different versions, but not all that different. It's cool to hear less-studio-refined versions of those I guess, but when they were described as "two previously unreleased recordings", I was hoping they'd be actual new songs. The metal cover is ... See full review
posted a comment on "Weird Al" Yankovic - You Don't Love Me Anymore (Dance Mix). over 4 years ago
From Weird Al's "Rare Items" archive:

"This is the only authorized extended mix of an Al song that wasn't issued by his label. It's an odd choice for a dance mix since it's a ballad, but with loops and samples, it's even more twisted than Al's original ... See full review
posted a comment on Hanson - Middle Of Nowhere. over 4 years ago
A321
meecrob87 Needs a LP release! i'll second that

I'll third that! The album's Wikipedia page mentions "vinyl pressings", but I have yet to see even a picture of one. My inner eight-year-old self is yearning for it!
submitted Various - Repopulation Program Providence RI. over 4 years ago
submitted The Gabba Ghouls - The Gabba Ghouls. over 4 years ago
posted a review of "Weird Al" Yankovic - Mandatory Fun. over 4 years ago
If this is really going to be Weird Al's last traditional album, it's a great one to go out on. There's much better variety than Alpocalypse, without any truly skippable songs in the bunch. My favorite original is "My Own Eyes" (an exhilarating, ... See full review
submitted Transmitting - Dark & Full Of Life. over 4 years ago
submitted Arab On Radar - Soak The Saddle. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Bill Cosby & His White Puddin Pops - Passion Of The Pops. over 4 years ago
I picked this record up out of sheer curiosity, not sure what to expect, and wouldn't you know it: I just can't get enough of it. It's sloppy, drunk, playful, feel-good lo-fi rock with the instruments (guitar, bass, organ, tambourine, etc.) somehow ... See full review
posted a review of Daniel Ingram - My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Magical Friendship Tour. over 4 years ago
Even though this release was kinda pricey, it's still a nice mix of songs with great artwork (which looks especially cool spinning.) My favorite tracks are "The Flim Flam Cider Song", "Raise This Barn" and "At The Gala" (as well as each variant's two ... See full review
submitted Various - Red Blue & Blue Duck - Warped Sampler '07. over 5 years ago
submitted Various - Robots Rust!!!. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas. over 5 years ago
It sure has a unique interpretation of "red and green" - more like "plum and turquoise." Don'cha just feel that Christmas vibe?
submitted Frank Morgan (3) - Sing Your Freedom Song. over 5 years ago
submitted Retox (3) - YPLL. over 5 years ago
submitted The Arrangement (2) - A. over 5 years ago
submitted 50 Ways To Kill Me - Gnarly Deth Wish. over 5 years ago
submitted Crown Colony - Fraternal. over 5 years ago
submitted The Post Office Gals - Esbeohdes. over 5 years ago
posted a comment on "Weird Al" Yankovic. over 5 years ago
Um, no. Copying others' work without permission and passing it off as one's own would be as low as it gets. Legally, Al doesn't even need to get permission to do parodies, but he does it anyway to build good rapport. Being a chameleon for all styles of ... See full review
submitted Cryptorchid Chipmunk - Thank You For Saving Me Listener, But Your Revolution Is In Another Compact CD Disc. over 5 years ago