Daniel G:

Hailing from the West, writing in the East, always striving for mediocrity and a minor chuckle, old enough to feel old, young enough to be stupid. Constantly baffled that "aspiring cartoonist, and freelance music critic" isn't considered sexy.

I like to review music, I like you to read it.

  • What I'm Listening to:

  • Rockabilly, Charles Bradley, and some other stuff too. |

Recent articles written by Daniel G

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

To be honest, I haven’t listened to Queens of The Stone Age since 2002’s Songs For The Deaf. There’s no clear reason for this, considering their first three albums easily catapulted them to my list of favorite bands. Since not hearing their last two albums, I can’t say with any...

Review by Daniel G
Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

Charles Bradley – Victim of Love

While comparing Charles Bradley to Otis Redding springs to mind, it may not be entirely fair. For one, both men led very different lives up to the point of their music career taking off. Otis Redding, being so young when finding success was able to lead a (far too short)...

Review by Daniel G
Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

Son of Rogues, the second installment of pirate ballads and sea shanties thrown together by Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski, has a very robust and eccentric mix of artists contributing to the project. It’s fairly obvious that a wide scope of relevant artists were sought out to make this project...

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The Bronx – The Bronx (IV)

The Bronx – The Bronx (IV)

Preparing to review the fourth self-titled album from The Bronx was actually my first time hearing them. I had heard of The Bronx, but haven’t been listening to their genre of music in nearly a decade. Maybe because of that, the first few listens made their music seem somewhat out...

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Dr. John – Locked Down

Dr. John – Locked Down

Generally, I wouldn’t consider myself a Dr. John “fan.” He is an artist that has dozens of records, and I’ve heard a mere four or so. He does, however, hold a special distinction for me: the first time hearing his music shook me in ways that are hard to describe....

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Gillian Welch –  The Harrow & The Harvest

Gillian Welch – The Harrow & The Harvest

It took Gillian Welch eight years to release her new album The Harrow & The Harvest and she attributes the delay to writer’s block, waiting to come across the right set of songs, and recording in the right moment. Ironically, trying to write a review of this album has had...

Review by Daniel G
Bon Iver – Bon Iver (S/T)

Bon Iver – Bon Iver (S/T)

Even attempting to release a second album, Bon Iver dove into a challenging dilemma. For Emma, Forever Ago, released in 2007, came out of nowhere to the welcoming surprise of nearly anyone who heard it. Recorded in seclusion in a remote cabin, its songs of heartbreak and despair are practically...

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Okkervil River – I Am Very Far

Okkervil River – I Am Very Far

Okkervil River will always be one of the bands I’m excited about. Every time I hear a new album is being released, it conjures up an excitement I rarely feel about new music. I fell into Okkervil River’s 2005 Black Sheep Boy and was instantly mesmerized. They were doing something...

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