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Sometime in 2009 I drifted away from music fanaticism. People who read this site might remember when I contributed album reviews and music criticism as a staff member and not emeritus. Similarly I had a couple of composition projects I was working on around that time that moved from amateur to professional (in aspiration only) […]

Baths‘ new album Cerulean has been blowing me away for only twenty four hours but I must share its excellence with the world. I’d write a review but the video for “Lovely Bloodflow” is memorable and haunting enough make the sell on my behalf. Baths – “Lovely Bloodflow” from anticon. on Vimeo.

Many of you will remember producer wait what‘s, mashup project the notorious xx. The album quickly gained a ridiculous amount of attention from a variety of sources including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, and Rolling Stone among others. Rather than sit back and live fat, wait what decided to ball out and follow up […]

When asked to make a playlist of summer jams, most people immediately think to include chill music. Music meant to complement feeling good, soaking up sun, swimming pools, et cetera. The archetypal summer playlist has a little bit of classic rock, a little bit of hip hop, definitely some reggae (though not much more adventurous […]

Hello friends. Today is my birthday so I wanted to share a song that somehow, someway captures where I am right now in my life. Memoryhouse‘s “To the Lighthouse” is a song that embraces conflicting musical and emotional traits. The song is undeniably wistful and nostalgic. Its fuzzy and reverby synthesized production (people are going […]

Last week when we published our Top 100 Albums of the Decade feature people were most happy to see Gospel‘s The Moon Is a Dead World make it into the top 10. The timing of the feature couldn’t be better. Though Gospel have been dormant over the last few years, they are now writing and […]

Hi Sputnik Regulars and Internet Dwellers, Congratulations to Greg Rybak (aka greg84 who successfully guessed all 10 albums in the top 10 and had the most accurate ordering of those 10 albums. He wins a special edition copy of Converge’s Jane Doe. Thank you for playing. -Management

Hey Sputnikmusic Regulars, You were just treated to the Sputnikmusic’s Staff’s Top 100 Albums of the Decade. Now it’s your chance to have your own top 100. To submit please navigate to the submission thread in our forum. Please also note that we are going to be very stringent about submissions so please read the […]

1. Dredg – El Cielo 2. Glassjaw – Worship and Tribute 3. Gospel – The Moon Is a Dead World 4. Thrice – The Illusion of Safety 5. Kayo Dot – Choirs of the Eye 6. Deftones – White Pony 7. Circle Takes the Square – As the Roots Undo 8. Kidcrash – Jokes 9. […]

100-76 | 75-51 | 50-31 | 30-11 | 10-1 10. The Microphones – The Glow, Pt. 2 [Myspace] // [Review] The Microphones are about as lo-fi as lo-fi music gets. Listening through their discography, you would imagine most of the recordings were completed in the attic of a log cabin, and that certainly may be […]

Hello Sputnik regulars and internet dwellers, Sputnikmusic will be posting our Top 100 Albums of the Decade feature in the coming week and we wanted to offer up a contest opportunity in celebration of this epic feature. The challenge of the contest is to guess our Top 10 albums of the decade. To enter please […]

Here is a bonus track from Guilty Simpson and Madlib‘s collaborative album OJ Simpson. The choruses are Motown soul smoothness, but the verses are subtle and laid back, letting Simpson’s deep, authoritative voice take over. Guilty Simpson and Madlib – “Friends Only”

Last week we enjoyed the ghostly pull of Bone Thugs n’ Harmony. This week I wanted to return to the world of grunge and shine some light on an amazing one-hit wonder, Candlebox. Their magnum opus “Far Behind” takes pleasure in stark but simple observations, like rhyming the words “bad” and “sad.” This song appears […]

Last night, ABC aired the penultimate episode for the TV drama Lost and with the finale coming up this Sunday, May 23, I thought it would be a great time to commemorate a show that was excellent in all fields, not just direction, acting, and writing, but also in music. Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winner […]

Remember Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2? As a 14-year old kid interested in skateboarding, videogames, and pop punk, this was pretty much it. This game was my introduction to a number of great artists including Millencolin, Consumed, and Lagwagon. My favorite track on the album was “May 16” and I always try to make a […]

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