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#HotTakes | Week of 04.18.22

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. In Your Corner (for Scott Hutchison) // Dan Mangan Down // Hot Chip Little Chance // Lutalo Ain’t No Thief // Viagra Boys graves // Purity Ring One is One // Delta Spirit Summer Nights // Hazel English All Dressed Up // Abigail Lapell Bright Black // London Plane Ugly Faces // John Moreland Still Some Light // Hiss Golden Messenger Chain Reaction // Joy Downer (ft. Beck) Hideaway // John Mark Nelson (ft. Jenny Owen Youngs) Hard Working Man // Marcus King

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Best of 2021 | Steve

This year has been something. Again. Thankfully, we saw the return of live music, albeit in a limited fashion. If this whole mess—and the tenuousness of not only every show but my comfort with attending those shows—has taught me anything, its that for far too long we as fans have taken for granted the lengths our favorite musicians go to, to allow us to enjoy their music in person. This past year they not only shouldered the load they normally did, they also put themselves and their families at risk to make our lives a better place to live. I…

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Best of 2021 | Ryan D.

Wow, once again it feels like it has been the longest year since last year! With all the turmoil in the world and the exhausting amount of nonsense (& oh yeah and we are STILL in a fucking pandemic!!!) I once again turn to music to help get me through it all. Music has always been my therapy, my escape, and being able to share my love of it with all of you is the best… my favorite thing in the universe honestly! Speaking of the best, the albums and EPs mentioned below are the absolute BEST of the best,…

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.18.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Regular Guy // Naked Giants Old Country Waltz // Jeff Tweedy Adrienne // Gemma Laurence Domino // Shovels & Rope Hawks Don’t Share // Carson McHone Grace // Hiss Golden Messenger Puppet // Simone Felice Walk Alone Track // Delv!s GET LOST // The Collection

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#HotTakes | Week of 05.31.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. The Feeling // Stella and the Very Messed Mirror // Sigrid Bloodhounds (Bad News Babe) // Star Moles Watson (Pt. 1) // The Arthur Brothers The Arthur Brothers · Watson (Pt. 1) Feel of It // School of X Glory Strums (Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner) // Hiss Golden Messenger Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, December 3rd @ The Sinclair Candy // Nik Brinkman Quittin // Who? What? When? Why? & Werewolves? Momentary // Jake Wesley Rogers Throwin’ Away Your Love // Lukas Nelson & Promise of…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.19.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. I’m Not Ready // Riley Downing The First Day // Villagers Hardlytown // Hiss Golden Messenger Dangerous // Viana Heaven // Eliza Shaddad Diamond Studded Shoes // Yola Better Way // Watchhouse The Songwriter // STACEY White Piano // BEVERLEE At Times / At Night // Elijah Wolf The Ease // Social Haul Tell Me How You Feel Tonight // Daniel Milewski Die To Know // Christopher Paul Stelling So Long // Sir Orfeo

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#HotTakes | Week of 03.08.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. That Picture Of Me // Wy Be Somebody // James Vincent McMorrow and Rudimental If It Comes in the Morning // Hiss Golden Messenger Chris Dave // Chris Dave, Pino Palladino and Blake Mills Pink Yesterday // Too Many Zooz The Pet Parade // Fruit Bats Wide Awake in a Dream // Ryanhood County Rd 497 // Jackson Scribner Heat Wave // Born Ruffians Rabbit Hole // Holy Ship Mama’s Milk // Sunny War

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.11.21

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Whatcha Looking For // Billy Wylder Stone Cold // Viana Don’t Overthink It // Aaron Lee Tasjan All The Time // Lydia Luce Bring It Back My Way // Airpark (ft. Erin Rae) Galloper // Tender Central Holy Rose // Fruit Bats Sanctuary // Hiss Golden Messenger Lean In More // Sadie Gustafson-Zook Gettin Around To It // Kaiti Jones Questions // Middle Kids The Real Thing // Parker Millsap

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2019 | Steve’s Best of the Year

Before we dig in, I wanted to express a humble thanks to you, dear reader, for following the adventures of the Music Savage gang on a weekly basis. We wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for you and your attention and love are truly appreciated. As the title of suggests, I’ve once again compiled a list of the albums that carried me through the year and laid them out—in no particular order—below. In an effort to not bore you, I’ve also used my beloved #50WordReview style to get you to the meat of the post faster while still being…

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