Music Box Report Card: 2012’s Baker’s Dozen vs. Dirty Dozen

Without much commentary (these aren't full reviews, after all, rather succinct/impetuous - depending on who you ask - musings), I'm always loathe to list my favorites in any particular order - I've lived with each of these albums more than any other throughout the year, so it's hard to commit to such a limited inventory. … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: 2012’s Baker’s Dozen vs. Dirty Dozen

Music Box Report Card: My Favorite CDs of 2011

(Hey, I'm my own worst editor, so beware my pontificating. If you wanna edit me pro bono, I'm all ears. Call me.) Though my lack of writing of late has more to do with my ADD than it does with any laziness to share my opinion (something I rarely have any problem with), it’s hard … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: My Favorite CDs of 2011

Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)

When it comes to music - as well as other art forms - I often depend on trusted sources to enlighten me. Friends, of course, are key. I'll also spelunk the internet, read music journalists I admire, and even browse iTunes - all to turn me on to something new and exciting. The fact that … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: Baker’s Dozen 2010 – The Beauties (…and the Beasts…)

Music Box: Best And Worst of 2008

It's another year for the self-involved, pretentious, wannabe critics to compile their Best & Worst lists across the blogosphere, the tabloids, the social networks, the TV screens and the mirrors.  So, why shouldn't I partake?  I mean, I've been doing it for too many years to recall an exact time frame, but I'm sure longer … Continue reading Music Box: Best And Worst of 2008

Music Box Report Card: The Worst Albums of 2005

Last week I posted my favorite CDs of 2005. And while it’s a hard task (I mean, who wants to intentionally revisit painful memories?), here are the worst musical experiences of my 2005. 1 IL DIVO Il Divo So, Simon Cowell searches the globe for the best opera singers he could find and all we … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: The Worst Albums of 2005

Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005

I figure I’d give this whole blogging thing a whirl – so many people are doing it, so I figure, what the hell. And what a perfect time, too! I’m sitting here, at home, fading into perpetual boredom, out on 6 weeks medical leave for a meniscus problem. So how better to bide my time … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: The Best Albums of 2005