First off, I want to thank all of the readers out there who have taken the time to read my posts and listen to my recommended music, I am extremely grateful for your interest in my blog.
Since I have started this about 2 months ago, I have primarily been posting daily songs, combined with short reviews and notes about each artist. For the next week or so, I will be working to improve and expand the format of this blog, which will include posts similar to past, as well as include the following:
-Song/Band Reviews: While this is currently what I do everyday, I will have designated days each week focusing on different levels of musicians--with one particular day looking at established bands, another on groups who have received some buzz around them, and another on smaller and unknown bands)
-Artist/Album Portraits: In-depth stories behind artists and/or specific albums.
-Weekly Radio Show: I will host a radio show that will highlight and discuss some of my weekly postings in greater detail, as well as play additional music for you.
-Playlists: My own playlists for your own enjoyment.
-Album Reviews, Concert Reviews, Music Industry News, and more!
In the meantime, check out some of The War on Pop's highlights from the past two months after the break...
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - I See a Darkness
Lolla Audience Eats Up Andrew Bird and His Snacks
Bon Iver at Lollapalooza
Cass McCombs - "You Saved My Life"
The National a Worthy Headliner
Breakout Bands at Pitchfork
The Hold Steady - "Banging Camp"
Best Songs of the First Half of 2009 (#6-10)
Best Songs of the First Half of 2009 (#1-5)
Best Albums of the First Half of 2009 (#6-10)
Best Albums of the First Half of 2009 (#1-5)
Japandroids - "Young Hearts Spark Fire"
LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
Jens Lekman - "A Postcard to Nina"
If any of you have suggestions on ways to improve The War on Pop, please contact me and let me know!