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Top 25 Records of 2020

Top 25 Records of 2020

I can't recall a year in which there was such an amazing amount of quality music released. Picking ten favorites was challenging and would've omitted many that I enjoyed. To help make sure you didn't miss anything--and unless you're currently homeschooling your kids, you probably have plenty of bandwidth to explore new music--here are my favorite LPs of 2020.
Talking Heads '20: How To Buy

Talking Heads '20: How To Buy

Quiz time: what band that was hugely successful in the seventies and eighties has turned down mega-dollars to reunite since? Here's a clue: the band members haven't always gotten along well with each other. Another clue: the lead singer has toured regularly since the band's break-up and his set lists continue to include some of the band's biggest hits. If you guessed Led Zeppelin, you're right, but all of the above also applies to the Talking Heads, who came out of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975 and parlayed a regular spot at New York's famed CBGB's into New Wave fame.
Neil Young's Buried Treasures, Part 2

Neil Young's Buried Treasures, Part 2

One of my favorite albums of 2020 so far was actually recorded in 1974: Neil Young's Homegrown, which features seven previously-unreleased tracks and musical accompaniment from Emmylou Harris, Levon Helm, and Robbie Robertson. In October of 2018, I some of Neil's buried treasures. In honor of Homegrown, here are four more great, often overlooked albums from Young.
New Albums from Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Others Coming

New Albums from Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Others Coming

The live music scene might have ground to a halt, but there is still a lot of exciting new music coming out in the next few months. Here are the upcoming releases we're most excited about in order of release date; let us know if you'd like us to hold a copy for you!
March Music Odds and Ends

March Music Odds and Ends

Welcome to March! My blog this month is a compendium of three-dot-style news, reviews, and thoughts: 2020's edition of Record Store Day--Bart's busiest day of the year and a big... Read More
Will's Holiday Music Mix 2019

Will's Holiday Music Mix 2019

If you know Will, you know that "holiday" does not always rhyme with "happy". He's been doing these mixes for over two decades, as a holiday gift for close friends,... Read More
Top Ten Albums of 2019

Top Ten Albums of 2019

2019 was another great year for music lovers. Vinyl is expected to outsell CDs for the first time in decades, proving there's still a market for the old-school appreciation of analog, even in an era where streaming dominates how consumers listen.
Favorite Shows, Musical Moments and Awards for 2019

Favorite Shows, Musical Moments and Awards for 2019

2019 was another great year for live music in Colorado and throughout the U.S. Here are my favorite shows of the year, as they occurred ...
My Favorite Concerts of the Decade

My Favorite Concerts of the Decade

Does the decade end this month or in December of 2020? Considering I'm always looking for an excuse to make a list, I'm going to go with this month. Here are my most memorable musical experiences from the past ten years, listed in chronological order:
Ten Best Albums of the Decade

Ten Best Albums of the Decade

The Paradise Found Blog is back to look back at my favorite releases of the past decade, presented here in alphabetical order ...