The SoundBard’s Top 31 Songs of 2014

BY MIKE METTLER — DECEMBER 31, 2014

Whether you choose to digest your music via 7-inch wax, high-resolution downloads, and/or full 5.1 surround sound, this past year served up a score of meaty individual tunes for your ears to enjoy. In reverse order, here are The SoundBard’s Top 31 songs of 2014.

31. Steve Conte NYC: “Ok DJ.” (Thunderdog) Big […]

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The SoundBard’s Top 31 Albums of 2014

BY MIKE METTLER — DECEMBER 31, 2014

Whether you choose to digest your music via 180-gram wax, high-resolution downloads, and/or full 5.1 surround sound, this past year delivered a spate of full-length aural goodness. In reverse order, here are The SoundBard’s Top 31 long-players of 2014.

31. The Dollyrots: Barefoot + Pregnant. (Hunnypot) Coolest of the cool garage-sters […]

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Dave Kilminster on Being the Other Brick Atop Roger Waters’ Wall and How to Set THE TRUTH Free as a Solo Artist

BY MIKE METTLER — DECEMBER 24, 2014

“I don’t know why these songs all came out so long. I think we’re going to have to blame Steven Wilson,” laughs Dave Kilminster. The ace guitarist is discussing the impetus behind the extended track lengths on his self-described “prog-tastic” solo record, …and THE TRUTH will set you […]

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Mark Rivera Digs Into a Deep Groove to Share His Uncommon Bond With Vinyl

BY MIKE METTLER — DECEMBER 10, 2014

When Mark Rivera isn’t splitting his time being Music Director for Ringo Starr or serving as a versatile multi-instrumentalist with Billy Joel (the latter for 32 years and counting), he’s doing what any good audiophile would — dropping the needle on some fine, fine wax. “The warmth of vinyl is like […]

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