The Best 47 Albums of 2015

We decided to try something different this year. The albums below were all released this year and for whatever reason were in our writers’ heavy rotation at some point. Rather than focus on the technical aspects, we focused on our personal connection with each album and wrote about it. By clicking album artwork below, you’ll ...

[ALBUM] The Decemberists – What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

The Decemberists claimed their stake in the music industry with Antebellum Era-diction, florid musical arrangements and narratives to match. With What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, Colin Meloy and his bandmates explore meta-perspectives (“The Singer Addresses His Audiences”, “Anti-Summersong”), dip their feet in world of power-pop (“Make You Better”) and occasionally leave behind ...

[PLAYLIST] City Lovin’

There’s a certain aura about a big city and everything it has to offer.  This week’s playlist offers you a handful of songs devoted to some of the most happenin’ spots around the U.S., at least according to a few musicians.  This is one of my favorite playlists I’ve put out to date.   I ...

Project 220: Post-1990

A little over a month ago, MTIB started working on a ‘Best Ever’ list called Project 220. Why is it called Project 220? Using a 30,000 song sample, we determined the proportion of songs that each letter of the alphabet is… Man, I’m not entirely sure how to explain it. Basically, each letter is allotted ...

Reader’s Digest Vol. 14

READER’S DIGEST VOL. 14 Sorry, Sorry, Sorry… Sorry. The Music That Isn’t Bad Staff minus one spontaneously decided to go on a trip to Kansas City, MO this weekend and did not get back to high-speed internet until just recently. Granted we did stay at a motel that boasted high speed internet, it was also ...