DECADE IN REVIEW: The top 200 songs of the 2010s

The 2010s are coming to an end, and to celebrate I’ve put together a playlist of my 200 favorite songs from the past 10 years. If you read my 102 best albums of the decade list, you’ll notice some familiar faces on this playlist. You’ll also find some well known artists, some one hit wonders,Continue reading “DECADE IN REVIEW: The top 200 songs of the 2010s”

DECADE IN REVIEW: The top 102 albums of the 2010s

At the beginning of 2019 I set three New Year’s resolutions for myself—track my calories in my phone every day, eat at least one bagel a week, and select a different year from over the past decade each month and listen to albums that were released that year.  I somehow managed to track my caloriesContinue reading “DECADE IN REVIEW: The top 102 albums of the 2010s”

MELISSA AND NICK’S WEDDING SONG BRACKET: ROUND 2

After a couple of weeks of voting, we’re back with round 2! There were some close calls—mainly Rick Ross versus Radiohead—but also some blowouts (Hamilton Leithauser didn’t stand a chance). Vote now for your favorites! Check out the playlist and vote for your eight. We’re getting close! VOTE HERE: https://nicholascicale.survey.fm/round-2-melissa-nick-s-wedding-song-bracket

Melissa and Nick’s wedding song bracket: Round 1

Melissa and I are getting married on Feb. 15, 2020, and we would like our friends to help us pick our wedding song! We set up a March Madness-style bracket with 32 songs and will open up a different survey every week or so with the next round of match ups. The last song standingContinue reading “Melissa and Nick’s wedding song bracket: Round 1”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2018

Here are my favorite songs that came out in 2018, separated into lists for the 50 best Alternative, Hip-hop, and Pop song. Full playlists can be found on Spotify, are updated frequently and include additional songs. As always, thanks for listening! Alternative/rock songs Cute Thing – Car Seat Headrest Ullswater – Hookworms Your Dog –Continue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2018”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My 11 favorite albums of 2018

I don’t think 2018 produced nearly as many great albums as the previous 3 years had, making it an average or somewhat below average year. It felt like there was an endless supply of albums that I felt were fine but didn’t fully capture my attention. That said, there were 11 that stood out toContinue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My 11 favorite albums of 2018”

List: All the concerts I’ve ever been to

By Nicholas Cicale I love going to concerts, and this article lists every concert I’ve ever been to! 2019 11/15/19: Flying Lotus with Brandon Coleman Spacetalker, Salami Rose Joe Louis, and PBDY at Emo’s Austin 10/21/19: Vampire Weekend with Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at ACL Live Austin 9/19/10: Built To Spill with ORUÃ, XETAS at MohawkContinue reading “List: All the concerts I’ve ever been to”

The People of Lady Bird Lake

Written by Melissa Hall It’s not the hardcore bikers you need to worry about when you decide to take a stroll around Lady Bird Lake, one of the nicest places in Austin to take your dog, or go for a jog, or walk around with your friend, mocha lattes in hand, claiming that you’re “gettingContinue reading “The People of Lady Bird Lake”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My 20 favorite albums of 2017

1. American Dream – LCD Soundsystem From the first time I heard it (when it was released Sept. 1) to the last time (about 10 minutes before writing this), American Dream was my favorite album of the year. It’s rare I like something that much on first listen without getting sick of it, and comingContinue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My 20 favorite albums of 2017”