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…

Burnes Turns: April 9-27, 2017

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I listened through several Bruce Springsteen albums and by proxy revisited a significant swath of the greatest music ever recorded. But just as I was planning on publishing an entire list of Springsteen’s best, we received another life-altering sermon from none other than Father Kendrick Lamar.…

Burnes Turns: Feb. 16-22, 2017

In what is probably my strongest list yet, my favorite songs of the week include a sobering sermon from Father John Misty, an outlaw jam from Houndmouth, and an Electro-Rock masterpiece from Japandroids. Treat yourself to my five favorite tracks of the week. “Arc of Bar” – Japandroids Dylan-esque lyricism meets an unbelievably over the…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 280-261

As we approach the half-way point through Rolling Stone‘s list, things are starting to get really good. There are multiple songs below that I had never heard before that will almost certainly appear on my final list to be revealed in the coming weeks. But as usual, there are also some duds, so it’s up…

Burnes’ Turns Nov. 3-25, 2016

With the release of Pokemon Sun and Moon still on my mind, the series once again creeps into¬†a playlist ripe with the rediscovery and newfound appreciation of familiar tunes. But it’s a new track from a band that I’d never listened to before that takes top honors as we head into the Christmas season. “Drunk…

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs: 500-491

You may have noticed as of late that, while I’ve been posting plenty of content on this site, not a whole lot of it has been music-related. That’s because I’ve been forgoing album-listening (at least when compared to my regular pace) in order to work on a project that I’ve been wanting to create for…