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”

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”

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”

YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2017

Here are my favorite songs that came out in 2017, separated into Alternative, Hip-hop, and Pop lists. Full playlists can be found on Spotify and are updated frequently. As always, thanks for listening! Alternative/rock songs Cool Your Heart – Dirty Projectors call the police – LCD Soundsystem Star Roving – Slowdive Nothing To Find –Continue reading “YEAR IN REVIEW: My favorite songs of 2017”

My Nostalgic Minnesota Playlist

by Nicholas Cicale I’m about to start my drive from Minnesota down to Austin, Texas to start my new job at Community Impact Newspaper. I’ve lived in Mankato and worked as a reported in St. James, Minnesota for the last three years, and have found a lot of really awesome music while I was inContinue reading “My Nostalgic Minnesota Playlist”