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: The Voice Perform Leonard Cohen

After this week's searing, fiery tears of unfathomable horror, I stayed away from FB and Twitter for the most part. I didn't want to get angry at those who posted incessant streams of religious-themed "prayers" (in the history of the world, prayer has never - ever - helped anything other than the emotions of the … Continue reading Music Box: The Voice Perform Leonard Cohen

Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…

Hasn't been a stellar year for CDs. Well, rather than blame the output, I'll blame myself.  It hasn't been a year I've spent hunting or gathering or submerging myself in new music. Whereas, in any given year, I'd hear hundreds of new releases, I've barely reached the one hundred mark in 2009.  And the copious amount of … Continue reading Music Box Report Card: 2009 ~ La Belle…et La Betes…