The Most Distinct Voices in Hip-Hop

I really enjoyed writing the post about “ugly” voices, so I’ve decided to do a second installment on vocals. Vocals are so interesting because they can be the most immediate thing you hear and really impact a song. Guitar riffs, orchestral swells, and breakbeats can sound really similar, but voices can be distinct. Oftentimes, vocals... Continue Reading →

My Favorite Uggos

On Friday, Bob Dylan gave a speech at a benefit concert honoring him. I saw an intriguing quote pulled from the speech where he addresses criticism about his voice: “Critics say I can't sing, I sound like a frog," he said "Why don't critics say that about Tom Waits? Critics say my voice is shot.... Continue Reading →

DI Finds

Music lovers thoroughly enjoy scouring thrift stores and antique malls for musical treasures. I’ve found David Bowie’s Hunky Dory, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Elton John’s Goodbye to Yellow Brick Road, and other classics in good condition for a good price on vinyl. Aside from vinyl, I still enjoy... Continue Reading →

Sleater-Kinney: No Cities to Love

I have this weird quirk with listening to music. If I haven’t listened to a band and they already have more than four or five albums out, I’m less likely to check them out. I think it has something to do with feeling overwhelmed by the band’s back catalogue. For some reason, I feel like... Continue Reading →


Recently, my wife asked me what my dream job was. I answered music writer, and it wasn’t until a few days later that I realized that I don’t have to have a music writing gig to write about music. So with her help, I started this blog. I’m still figuring out exactly what direction I... Continue Reading →

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