KingWart’s Top 20 of 2008

Hey here’s my personal list of the top 20 albums of 2008 (the opinions expressed within do not reflect the views and opinions of Pop Underground, just this random dude…)

Kelly Jones – SheBANG!
This is one of those records that hits you from the very start. Every time I hear one of these songs, I get excited, and want to tell the world about it.

The Major Labels – Aquavia Continue reading

Holiday time off – and reviews

Ah…holiday time off, a perfect time to catch up on all those DVD’s, grab some more sleep, spend time with family, go to a bunch of movies, by the time your done having fun, you have to go back to work! Oh well, such is life. I am planning to get a list of my top 20 records of 2008 prepared for sometime this week or next, so look forward to that. I still have a ton of 2008 records to listen to yet, and I may not even get to them for a few weeks, so they will just have to be disqualified. In the meantime, enjoy these 5 releases!

What Made Milwaukee Famous – The Sugarhill Sessions EP – *** Continue reading

Stupid winter (but baby, it’s cold outside!)

Brr… stupid winter. Stupid winter and it’s stupid coldness. I hate you winter, and I hope you die. I don’t even have the energy to write a proper intro. So here’s a bunch of records, OK, listen to them or not, I could care less…you all make me sick. (Why am I so mad all of a sudden?) Go have your little Christmas parties and wear your dumb sweaters, I’ll be in my room listening to records. (Calm down dude!) Oh and one more thing…you…you…uh…whu- where am I. What are you… NOOOOOOOO!!!!

Jesse Malin – Mercury Retrograde – *** Continue reading

Musings on year-end lists…why?

Well it’s headed that way…almost time to compile my year-end list. Overall, it seems to have been a low-key year for new stuff. Some really great stuff, but a lot of just good stuff. Perhaps this is due to the amount of music I listen to, I get lost and cannot really distinguish what every single release is providing. I guess that’s how it goes. Well, look for the list here sometime before January 1. I may have another set of review before then, but you don’t really care anyway, right?

Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It – *** – Continue reading

It’s the holiday season – review-o-matic!

Well, here we are in the holidays. And if you’re like me, you can never figure out what to get people. So, I offer the following releases that may be the perfect stocking stuffers. Of course, if your family and friends, like mine, doesn’t really like your music, or don’t like listening to CDs, I offer the following options: 1) a collage – cut out pictures from the liner notes and glue in a creative way 2) Melt down the plastic and mold into a statue of yourself 3) Just keep the CDs and re-gift that horrible sweater they sent you last year! Whatever you do, go check ’em out!

Dido – Safe Trip Home – **1/2 – Continue reading