I’ve Heard It: TOPS – Sugar at the Gate

Most of us Millenials (I can only speak for my generation, but if it applies to others, that's swell) were taught how to listen to music in a similar way that we were taught how to...

I’ve Heard It: Danny L Harle – 1UL EP

They may not have the ears of the fake, lamestream music media, but since its inception, the P.C. Music label has transcended its novelty roots and become an unstoppable electro-pop juggernaut. Artists like GFOTY, label-founder A.G. Cook,...

I’ve Heard It: Joan Shelley – Joan Shelley

Shelley's self-titled album, released on Friday, continues down that path of simple and atmospheric folk that reveals further depths on each listen. It was recorded at Wilco's The Loft with Jeff Tweedy serving as a deft but light-handed producer. Tweedy, along with his drummer son, plays a few instruments and Elkington shows up again but, as with their last album, Shelley and Salsburg steal the show.

I’ve Heard It: The Two New LCD Soundsystem Songs

Mr. James Soundsystem has returned! The new album that will be here maybe this year seems to be taking a firm stance on America's greatness. First song "call the cops" is about dancing at a fiesta while blasting...

I’ve Heard It: GAS – Narkopop

Ever wipe bleu cheese dipping sauce from your lips after gorging down 9 Pizza Hut wings and ask yourself, "I could use a nap!"? Look no further Blocland reader, as the new extra drowsy dipping sauce Narkopop...

I’ve Heard It: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Turns out that XXX. by U2, featuring Kendrock Lemur is NOT the most self-righteous song on the planet. Glad we at Blocland decided to wait until we heard the album before making up our hivemind's opinion. Now......

I’ve Heard It: Pallbearer’s Heartless

Heartless  Pallbearer Pallbearer seemed like they were destined for greatness right from the beginning. Even though they generated buzz with their demos, Sorrow and Extinction felt like it dropped out of the sky onto an unsuspecting scene. The album garnered...

I’ve Heard It: The World’s Best American Blog reviews “The World’s Best American Band”

POP QUIZ! Q: The World’s Best American Pizza? A: Pizza Hut Q: The World’s Best American Blog? A: Blocland Q: The World’s Best American Band? A: White Reaper https://twitter.com/WhiteReaperUSA/status/838829401404026882 There are fewer things The World’s Best American Blog likes more than chomping on some...

I’ve Heard It: Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice

I've been a fan of Mr. Gibbs ever since 2014's Piñata, his masterpiece collaboration with legendary producer Madlib. Probably the greatest rapper to emerge from Gary, Indiana (though I'll shamefully admit I've never listened to Ric Jilla,...

I’ve Heard It: Future – s/t (The Pee-Gold Album)

He'll probably release another self-titled album, right? Maybe even this year! So let me be the first to call the pee-gold album The Pee-Gold Album. I mean... Seriously tho, what else does that cover make y'all think except... Maybe without the...