P.C. Music Continues to Bring the Goods

While no one is looking, P.C. Music continues to steamroll through its pop contemporaries, long having transcended its tongue-in-cheek, ironic inception. Right now we are feverishly anticipating SOPHIE's new album, and the new single "Faceshopping" just ratchets...

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...

I’ve Heard It: Harakiri For the Sky – Arson

We begin with crisp, melancholic piano placed directly in the foreground. A twisting tremolo picked guitar line unspools somewhere out in the distance. Turn up the volume and start it over as needed. You want to...

A Black Celebration: Notes on Depeche Mode

by Donnytilla & LeMonjello   Get your leather vests, new wave spikes and be ready to feel depressed, but in a good way, cuz today we're talking Depeche Mode. From the Martin's cathartic themes of sin and sadness...

I’ve Heard It: Nils Frahm-All Melody

Nils Frahm’s All Melody stimulates a sensory orgasm replicating a single gratified nerve ending. The German composer introduces the album with “The Whole Universe Wants to Be Touched”, a piece incorporating romantic howls from a chorus...

Stream Agrimonia – Awaken

Holy shit! There's a lot to talk about in metal today. Just to name a few, we have the stomping hardcore of Primal Rite, the reliably wormy Portal, and that Tribulation album that you're either infatuated...

Stream Closer – All This Will Be

There’s a scene in Mike Mills’ 2011 film Beginners where Mary Page Keller explains primal scream therapy to her son. She puts him in a room and closes the door to give him a space to...

Blocland Presents: The Cause for the Koz

Good day to you, Dear Reader!  You might have some ideas about Mark Kozelek, frontman for Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, and solo artist.  And due to some peculiar late career public instances some of...

Blocland’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2018

Man, 2017 was rough, huh? Not a single good album. Literally every album sounded like a wet fart. We kept this mom-and-pop music blog alive by saying nice thingssomeone sponsor us, but really, it was all...

Blocland Presents: Blocland’s Best Metal Albums of 2017

I read an account on the 1970s CBGB scene, once. I’d credit it if I knew who wrote it or if I could find it again. For the most part, it was exactly what you’d expect...