Dan's 5 Favorite Albums of 2023


1. Grace Potter – Mother Road


Grace Potter made the best album of her post-Nocturnals era. In her own unique way, she meshes heartfelt and sometimes racy storytelling into her distinctive blend of Neo-Classic Rock.  As a vocalist, no one…

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Dan’s 5 Favorite Films of 2022

In 2022, I saw 30 movies in theaters.  Of those 30, these are the ones I enjoyed most (not necessarily the ones I think will win the Oscar).  

1. The Lost City 

It won’t win best picture, but…

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Dan's Top 5 Favorite Albums of 2022

Hello, after another year of not blogging, I am back with my year-end albums list.  Obviously there are plenty of records I did not get to check out.   Honestly, I have been heavily listening to archival releases of the Grateful…

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Favorite Albums of 2021

10. Hutch Harris Suck Up All the Oxygen

This album reminded me of how important Hutch and the Thermals are to me. Suck Up All the Oxygen is a concise 10-track 17-minute album packed with snark, sarcasm and…

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June 4, Dan Miraldi is releasing a new single, “Dance the Apocalypse.”  It is the first track arriving from the upcoming punk-infused EP, 15 Minutes of Fury.  This new record announces a sonic changeup from last year’s twin…

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Favorite Albums of 2019

It looks like another year has passed where I did not write any individual album reviews.  Sorry about that.  I did listen to a lot of music and I wrote a decent amount of it too.  Often, I am discovering…

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Favorite Albums of 2018

Remember when I used to write album reviews?  Remember when I would write lengthy explanations as to why I chose things for my lists? Me too.  Anyway, I lack the time to do that.  This year is soon to be…

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Best Albums of 2017

1. Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want? 

It has been 25 years since the last proper Roger Waters' solo album. Is This The Life We Really Want? is Waters' greatest work since Pink Floyd’s…

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Music For Marching

My new record Love Under Fire was made so that people could have modern fight songs during these trying political times. I have always been a person who enjoyed 1960s and 70s rock. From that era, there are plenty…

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Best Albums of 2016

1. David Bowie - Blackstar 
Two days before he died, David Bowie left his fans with one doozy of a parting gift.  Blackstar is a masterpiece that shows that even in death this icon was still pushing boundaries and finding…

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Chestertons Release New Single “Heaven”

Cleveland’s Chestertons have dropped a new jam, “Heaven,” from their forthcoming EP.  The song begins with an ambient arena rock guitar build that recalls bands like U2 and Angels & Airwaves.  However, as soon Kevin Bianchi’s beautiful vocal kicks in…

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