Archive for 2009

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Here it is — our obligatory year-end list. Mixing things up, I decided to take a different tack this year and feature more than fifteen albums (see: previous year-end lists). With one caveat: none of us could write more than several sentences about each LP as the Decade series has been lengthy enough. An exceptionally […]

Monday, December 21st, 2009

What is it that makes us want to deconstruct art by units of time? Lists. We love making them. We love arguing over them. And here, on the verge of a new decade, we’re in a position to do the same again. What were the best albums of the past ten years? Here at AD, […]

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

One of my favorite Okkervil River songs, I always save “Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas” for December, as Will Sheff so perfectly captures the emotional undercurrent of the season. Melancholic? Yes. Smart? Indeed. MP3: Okkervil River :: Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas ——————— + Download Okkervil River via eMusic’s […]

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

We’ve discussed the art of the mix many times on AD in the past, none more so than on A Cassette Valediction parts one and two. A well curated mix, be it an old school mixtape, CD-R or, ahem, radio show, truly is an art form. Try as ‘they’ may, the human element will never […]

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Some of the best holiday songs are the ones that don’t focus on the religious or spiritual nature of the season, but rather on the emotional resonance of a time of year that is centered around the idea of […]

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 26 (SIRIUS), and channel 43 (XM), can now be heard twice, every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. Below is this week’s playlist. SIRIUS 121: Jean Michel Bernard – Generique Stephane ++ The National – The Geese of Beverly Road ++ Sharon […]