Frequent (ish) and impressive contributor Scott Miller presents this powerful and pretension list. 1. Grizzly Bear – Half Gate 2. Kishi Bashi – Bright Whites 3. Animal Collective – Wide Eyed 4. Metz – Wet Blanket 5. St. Vincent – Krokodil 6. Fang Island – Chime Out 7. Gorillaz/LCD/Andre3000 – Do Ya Thing 8. Dr.
In a flailing attempt to bring closure to the year and an introduction to the next, I have asked my writers to make a series of lists. Here for you now is the first list: Top Songs of the Year. FYI – Billy came up with the idea of doing a top 12, but didn’t
So the Braves had just come off a week in which they were swept by the Phillies, swept by the Cardinals, and saw their seemingly insurmountable Wild Card lead crumble down to an uneasy 4.5 games. Back home from the brutal road trip, the Braves kicked off a three-game series against the lowly Florida Marlins.
Okay this is ridiculous. The first eight months of 2011 were insane. We’ve seen the releases of new albums from top-tier bands like Radiohead, TV on the Radio, Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, Fleet Foxes, Panda Bear, tUnE-YarDs, Lykke Li, My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and R.E.M.! Even
50 saves. 128 strikeouts. 1.70 earned run average. Braves rookie closer Craig Kimbrel is on pace for a stellar season. Not just for a rookie, but for any pitcher. Rookie, veteran, starter, reliever, there’s no debate that Kimbrel has emerged as one of the best pitchers in the National League this season. But with starting
The past couple of week have been especially exciting for sports fans who enjoy ‘the art of the deal’. After finally agreeing to the end the lockout, the NFL went into a free agent frenzy, as teams rushed to sign hundreds of players to new deals in time to get them into training camp. Meanwhile,
It has been an odd and bumpy month for the Dudeletter. This odd dream I had has grown and shrunk over the years, with big ideas, colossal failures and a website so bad, even I got bored with it. However, as the muse struck me a little over a month ago, I realized that this
Let’s get this out of the way: Steinbeck’s (Oakhurst Neighborhood) might be my favorite spot in Atlanta. It’s an Irish-style pub with a solid rotating tap list, incredible food, awesome service, and the perfectly cozy, conversational atmosphere I crave in a bar. There’s only one television, usually mute, and maybe half the customers can even
Let me be blunt – I have not finished Duke Nukem Forever. I do not plan on finishing Duke Nukem Forever. In fact I do not plan on inserting the disc back into my PlayStation 3 again. Harsh? Sure. But after fourteen years of battling through development hell, this feels like a game that should
I have another friend who has volunteered to help, Scott Miller. He designs, graphically and is an avid fan of most cool things, such as sports, good food, and video games. I do want to make the special designation that Scott is possibly the greatest influence on my own musical tastes and deserves much credit
Remember that time when mild-mannered courier and parkour-dabbler Cole McGrath delivered a mysterious object to downtown Empire City, only to have it explode, leave the city a wreck, and give him extraordinary electrical superpowers? Hey, do you also remember how he had to stop gangs from taking over the city and also stop a madman