The Best Albums of 2019, #11

11. Black Mountain, Destroyer (Jagjaguwar) Music critics will never admit it, but as much as they publicly deny it, they rely on press kit bios and one-sheets a lot. The trick is to work the little factoids and anecdotes into the piece without making it look like a cut-and-paste job, but there are plenty of […]

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The Best Albums of 2017, #7

                    7. Queens of the Stone Age, Villains (Matador) I was skeptical upon learning that Mark Ronson was going to produce the seventh Queens of the Stone Age album. Not that the idea had zero chance of working, but so often have these big name cross-genre […]

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