Talking Music: Reflections & Recommendations by Admohr

Admohr’s Top 10 Albums of 2010

Posted in 2010, The Year's Best, Top Ten by admohr on December 21, 2010

The Wild Hunt
10. The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt
Solo-acoustic albums are the musical equivalent of a small-font, thick dusty novel. Even if you know it’s going to be great, that doesn’t mean that it won’t still be an exhaustive effort to enjoy. Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man On Earth) has the remarkable ability of transforming the solo-acoustic album to something that feels like it is anything but. The magnitude of sound & the ease in consumption that comes out of a single man (who is actually quite short) & acoustic guitar is simply overwhelming on The Wild Hunt. (more…)

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Admohr’s Favorite Fifty Tracks From 2010, Arbitrarily Ranked

Posted in 2010, The Year's Best by admohr on December 20, 2010

Selection Criteria: Only one song per artist & artist cannot be included on my year end “Best Albums of 2010” entry to be released tomorrow.

While the annual season of list-making is generally beneficial giving everyone a chance to take a moment and reflect on the past year in music, the year-end lists of the best songs have always struck me as one of the more pointless exercies – somehow ranking tracks across genres & even formats, all the while rating album singles & unreleased b-sides against each other. So what follows is my own take at this ultimately meaningless practice in hopes of giving the reader some actual meaningful music ideas & recommendations. (more…)