The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 4 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

We’re back with the 4th and final installment of our Best of 2014 album roundup! Read on to learn about our final fifteen picks for 2014’s best releases, and check out our Spotify playlist of a few of our favorite tracks, embedded below. Jamie Cullum, Interlude (Island, 2014) I did not want to like Jamie Cullum. I failed […]

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3

The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 3 Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Here are ten more albums that have been in heavy rotation around Griffin HQ. Check out our last two sets of picks here and here, and make sure you stream the exclusive Spotify playlist of our favorite tracks from these albums at the bottom of the page! Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams (2014, PAX AM) Ryan Adams’ new […]


The Best Albums of 2014 (So Far), pt 2 Life / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for new releases, so we’re back with ten more of our favorite records of the year, hand-picked by Griffin staff. Stream a playlist of our staff picks below, and don’t forget to check out our first batch of picks here! Donnie & Joe Emerson, Still Dreamin’ Wild (2014, […]


The Best Albums Of 2014 (So Far) Life / Music / Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Who wants to wait until the end of the year to find out what new music to check out? Here are the records that have us excited so far this year. Read our capsule reviews, or skip to the bottom to check out the playlist on Spotify! Beck, Morning Phase (2014, Capitol Records) Ethereal, disconnected […]

A Hard Day's Night

What’s the best Beatles album? Wrong! Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

As my wife, or anyone that’s had a beer with me, will tell you, I bear the onerous burden of walking this world, being right. About everything. For example, I can say with some authority that the Beatles are the best rock band ever, and your opinion about them is wrong. Sorry, that’s just the […]

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms”

What We’re Hearing: Menomena’s “Moms” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

Menomena‘s latest release, Moms, came out just a few days before the first official day of autumn, and if you’re looking for a soundtrack for the fall, Moms is it. The album’s transition from bright, indie pop/rock to somber, MIDI and loop driven lullabies is perfect for the season. This is the first release from […]

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy”

What We’re Hearing: Ungdomskulen’s “Secrecy” Music Reviews / Stuff We Love

“Modern Drummer”, off 2007’s Cry Baby, was Norway’s Ungdomskulen to a T: Hard hitting weirdo rock, delivered without a lick of self-seriousness, and with musical chops to take to to the bank.  On their fourth (if you count 2011’s 10-songs-in-10-minutes micro-LP Gimme Ten) long-player, Secrecy, the edges are smoother, but the songwriting is more lean. Mostly absent […]