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

Bloc Metal I

  Hey, hey! New column alert! 'Bloc Metal' will be Blocland's recurring column covering the happenings in extreme music and rounding up all of the releases we believe to be worth your time and admiration. We'll be...

Interview: Nap Eyes on Naps and Much More

  Nap Eyes’ Thought Rock Fish Scale was one of my favorite albums of 2016. I wrote about its “simple and easygoing but meticulously constructed” songs, the “top-notch treatises on family, friends, loneliness and the modern ennui,” and...

Colin’s Hip-Hop Bops: MIA Rappers + Classic Corner (feat. Raptor Jesus)

Okay everyone, settle down, I'm back with your favorite semi-regular hip-hop column. Featuring yours truly, talkin’ about hip-hop, from the bops to the flops. Meanwhile, groovy guest Raptor Jesus (who I have met in the flesh...