20 Greatest Albums of 2018

My life went through some pretty significant changes in 2018. I changed jobs twice and finally got a place of my own. And while everything has largely been an improvement, many of my new responsibilities (and my lack of a regular commute) significantly cut into my music listening time this year. Yet even though I…

My 20 Ideal PlayStation Classic Titles

Nintendo had a brilliant idea when they released the NES Classic a couple of years ago, and doubled down on that unit’s success with the even more popular SNES Classic last year. Quickly it became clear that there was a market for these miniaturized, plug and play consoles, so it should surprise no one that…

Ranked: Star Wars Movies From Worst to Best

I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how lucky I was to grow up at the time that I did. Born in 1994, I was raised at a time when Disney was hitting its greatest streak and Pixar was changing the course of animated film forever (with a bit of healthy competition from DreamWorks). I…

Ranked: All Seven Pokemon Generations

From pretty much the beginning of my life in gaming, Pokemon has been a major force in my RPG consumption. I will never forget the first time I played a friend’s version of Pokemon Gold at a Terrell Tiger football game with the stadium lights to illuminate the screen of his GameBoy Pocket and how…

50 Greatest Songs of 2017

As much as I love music lists, I often find year-end catalogs, particularly ones ranking songs rather than albums, to be quite weak. There is a tendency to focus on hits or to only include one song per artist. Not only is this disrespectful to artists beyond the Top 40 who may have had killer…

20 Greatest Albums of 2017

Critics and music-lovers tend to look back on the year in review and profess that it was a great year regardless of how much good music was actually released. It’s an annoying trend, but it’s also because if you know where to look, good music is always waiting to be discovered. There was something for…