Tag Archives: the xx

10 Albums I Loved The Shit Out Of In 2012

Given my love for really bad rap and shameless pop songs, I make no claims that the albums I enjoyed the most this year were “the best of 2012.” For that, you’ll have to go to SPIN, NPR, and Get Bent. Instead, here are 10 albums that I loved the shit out of this year. They’re […]

PRETENTIOUS MIXTAPES: Jingle Mint Twist (XMAS 2012)

WHY IT’S PRETENTIOUS: So I have two Christmas traditions: 1) fall ill, 2) make Christmas mix. The flu is this year’s culprit RE: the first Christmas tradition, which is why I’m posting this at 7 PM instead of like, sometime during the day. This year’s mix started off as a tribute to Nashville, with a lot […]

SEVEN DEADLY SPINS: 12/3/12-12/9/12

Another week of Seven Deadly Spins, another week when I pretend I listened to anything other than Ke$ha’s new album. Luckily, I did start working on my End-of-Year Best-Of-2012 lists this week, meaning I occasionally did not listen to Ke$ha. I am notoriously bad at End-of-Year lists because my brain runs on school years, so […]

Rock & Roll High School: Semester Wrap-Up

I may have, at some point, mentioned that this blog exists because it stemmed from an assignment in one of my classes. Our mission was to a) set up a blog that answered a question and b) develop a personal learning network around that question. I decided to look into the relationship between artists and […]

HEY! WHERE DID MY MONEY GO?: September 2012

My Marketing of Recorded Music professor likes to talk about how weird we music business students are. “Oh, you spend money on music. Oh, you need music.” That sort of thing. And it’s true, we are very weird folk. But I like to think that I have an advantage in this business because I act more […]

SOCIAL SHRED: 4 Tips For Memorable Online Campaigns

Yesterday, I bought the xx’s latest album, Coexist, in its limited edition deluxe vinyl version. Being a college kid, that was quite a big expense — in case you’re wondering, yes, it cost more than my weekly grocery budget — especially considering that I was only a casual fan of their first album. So why’d […]

SEVEN DEADLY SPINS: 09/10/12 – 09/16/12

Anyone who knows me knows that mixtapes are my #1 love. I may be starting a new blog, but I just can’t let the mixes fall by the wayside, so every Sunday, I’ll be updating a Spotify playlist of my top seven songs of the week, plus throwing out a few blog-only tracks. Subscribe here. […]