With the year coming to a close, it’s that time again to take a look back at some of the best that the music world had to offer in 2017. First up on the “Best of” docket is my annual “Best Album Covers” list. Throughout the year, I kept a list of album covers that I found strange, beautiful, and provocative. This list is a compilation of my favorites from this yearlong collection. Anyone who loves the album as an art form knows the importance of a powerful LP image, and the following 20 covers elevate their corresponding albums.
With year-end lists just weeks away, the latest BDWPS Podcast is a housecleaning affair, with a slew of great new music including Greet Death, Daniele Luppi, St. Vincent, Zola Jesus, Kamasi Washington, Converge, Shannon Lay, and Kelela. Check it out below, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay!
As I did last month, I’m playing a little catch-up here on BDWPS and wanted to share some of my favorite albums of the past few months. With the year end lists coming, it also helps me to have some of these write-ups in the tank, so here’s an early glimpse at some of the albums that may make the cut on my year end, top 40 albums list.
Also, be on the lookout for the best album covers of the year list next week!
As I prepare for the most exciting month of the year here at BDWPS, I realized I failed once again to post my two podcasts on WordPress.I often post the links to the new podcasts on Twitter and Facebook and forget to notify those of you that keep up to date on all things BDWPS here on the blog. My apologies, once again. Below you will find links to the latest Year of the Neil and BDWPS Podcast. Keep your eyes open for what’s coming in the next few weeks – IT’S YEAR END LIST TIME GUYS! AHH!
BDWPS Podcast Episode #64:
Year of the Neil: Episode #8:
As mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, my last few months at work have been overwhelming. Not to make excuses, but this would explain for the lack of reviews posted here as of late. I’d first like to apologize to my faithful readers (if you’re still out there!) and let you know that I’m still listening to loads of great music while being swamped at work. With the end of the year looming, I decided I’d take this one night of breathing room to post some of my favorite albums from the past few months. I hope to post a similar series of reviews like this in a few weeks (but don’t hold me to it).
In this month’s episode of “Year of the Neil”, we take a look at the tumultuous relationship between Neil Young and Carrie Snodgress and how a little band named Crazy Horse was able to help a friend in need. Listen to it HERE, or better yet, subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or GooglePlay (search: Year of the Neil).
First off, I want to apologize for the lack of content lately at BDWPS.com. I started a new job in September, and as a result, I find myself taking work home with me. If you follow my podcasts on iTunes or Stitcher, you are still getting updates on when they are posted, but I often forget to share the updates here also. The following two podcasts were shared weeks ago, but I forget to share them hear. Hopefully once I get comfortable in my new job, I can get back on track here at BDWPS. Thank you for your understanding. Here are the latest podcasts:
Year of the Neil: Episode #6
In this episode, we take a look at Neil Young’s battle with depression and the creation of two of his greatest albums. Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: Year of the Neil).
BDWPS Podcast: Episode #63
In this month’s episode of BDWPS Podcast, we check out some of the best new genre-bending metal albums to come out in 2017, including Ex Eye, Heaven in Her Arms, Cloakroom, BIG/BRAVE, and Boris. Check it out HERE, or better yet, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher (search: BDWPS).