Posts Tagged: Richard Allen

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

When it came time to tally our votes, we discovered that this year’s winners had never been listed before!  A huge congratulations to Wisconsin’s well-deserving and hard-working Lost Tribe Sound, A Closer Listen‘s Label of the Year for 2019, followed closely

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Labels

When it came time to tally our votes, we discovered that this year’s winners had never been listed before!  A huge congratulations to Wisconsin’s well-deserving and hard-working Lost Tribe Sound, A Closer Listen‘s Label of the Year for 2019, followed closely

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

We’re not talking about the same films as everybody else, but for good reason; we’ve packed our slate with dark horse candidates.  So no Star Wars (too obvious), no Joker (the artist’s score for Chernobyl was better), no Ad Astra (not the composer’s best soundtrack), no Us (although

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Film Scores

We’re not talking about the same films as everybody else, but for good reason; we’ve packed our slate with dark horse candidates.  So no Star Wars (too obvious), no Joker (the artist’s score for Chernobyl was better), no Ad Astra (not the composer’s best soundtrack), no Us (although

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

The competition was tough this year, but we’ve been able to whittle our selection down to ten.  These album covers made us want to hear the music, and even if the music wasn’t much good (don’t worry, it was), we

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Album Covers

The competition was tough this year, but we’ve been able to whittle our selection down to ten.  These album covers made us want to hear the music, and even if the music wasn’t much good (don’t worry, it was), we

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Happiest Music of the Year

Are you ready for some holiday cheer that has naught to do with the holidays?  After sifting through thousands of albums, we believe we’ve found the happiest music of 2019!  This is music for playpens, for beaches, for the open

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s 10 Best Music Videos

The Golden Age of Music Videos ended with the decline of MTV; but as much as MTV launched the popularity of the format, it also delayed its evolution.  In the Silver Age, restrictions are gone.  Videos no longer need to

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.

ACL 2019 ~ The Year’s Best Winter Music

We have a soft spot for winter music, as do our readers.  The 25 Best Winter Albums of All Time remains our all-time most-viewed post; every year, as the cold descends, we post an update as The Year’s Best Winter Music.

ACL 2019 ~ The Year in Review

2019 was the most tumultuous year in recent history, and the troubles of the world spilled into the world of instrumental music.  The artists we cover had a great amount to say about xenophobia, climate change, the #MeToo Movement, Brexit

ACL 2019 ~ The Year in Review

2019 was the most tumultuous year in recent history, and the troubles of the world spilled into the world of instrumental music.  The artists we cover had a great amount to say about xenophobia, climate change, the #MeToo Movement, Brexit