The Best Albums of 2018, according to Saul Wright

Ladies and germs, it's that time again. As we put another year in the trash heap of history and start anew, looking forward with hope and fear, let...

Blocland 2018: Our Favorite Albums of the Year

We are Blocland, and these are our impressions of the best albums of 2018 20 - Soccer Mommy - Clean

Selections From Saul Vol. IV

The moment you've been waiting for is here - Saul Wright is back with a sweet selection of the freshest tunes, melodies, jams and riffage this side of the Pleiades. Links are to bandcamp so you can...

Blocland Writers Pick their Song of the Summer™ 2018

Well, looks like summer is about over. Folks are thinking about cardigans and leaves and witch house. National coffee chains are gearing up for the annual poisoning of American millennials. But hold on there, folks. Don't drink that...

Interview: Messa on Scarlet Doom and Feast For Water

There’s no cinematic art form as distinctly American as the Western. When we think of America, we think of the cowboy. We think of the strong jawed, sun tanned, loner riding into a dust covered Nevada...

Great Electronic Albums of 2018 (Part One)

Congratulations, humans of the world, you have reached the halfway point of 2018. As we await a loaded fall release calendar, your friends and droids at Blocland are reflecting on this year's best electronic albums so...

Blocland’s 296 Greatest Albums: 296-129

Blocland is releasing its list of the Best 296 Albums of All Time. It is considered the definitive list. Nothing is incorrect. Here are our rankings so far. 296. Chinese Democracy – Guns N’ Roses 295. An...

Interview: Svalbard’s Serena Cherry on It’s Hard to Have Hope

  We listen to hardcore for the urgency. It’s the kind of physical music that inspires and demands you to get off your ass and take action in a personal sense and in regards to the world...

Why Don’t We Re-evaluate “Humbug”?

I remember revving up Humbug back in 2009 and expecting another “Brianstorm” or "View From the Afternoon" to obliterate the speakers of my '92 Accord. But rather than the delicious banger I craved, I got the awkward,...

Kisses from the Editor

A poem from the editor to the staff