Feed: LITTLE BY LISTEN
Breakin' it down one tune at a time
A Break from the Election Blues: LxListening
02-Nov-16 By: Wes
This election season couldn’t be over soon enough. This fall’s music has offered both a respite from the political ugliness and also has spoken straight to the urgency of it like the David Egger’s led 30 days for 30 songs now 40 songs in 40 days for a Trump-free America. Whether you are feeling righteous … Continue reading "A Break from the Election Blues: LxListening"
Frank Ocean’s Two Album Splash: Endless and Blonde
31-Aug-16 By: Wes
Frank Ocean Blonde and Endless New Orleans-born and L.A.-raised Frank Ocean has been one of the most consistently interesting and mysterious pop stars of the 2010’s. After helping shape the sound of boundary-pushing and controversial L.A. rap collective Odd Future, Ocean released his first mixtape, Nostalgia Ultra in 2011. Frank Ocean was then highly featured … Continue reading "Frank Ocean’s Two Album Splash: Endless and Blonde"
Songs for Peace: LxListening
11-Jul-16 By: Wes
Frankly, 2016 has been an awful year. It has felt like every news cycle brings a new tragedy: black lives being taken from police brutality in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis, police being shot in Dallas, and ISIS attacks in Baghdad, Istanbul, Orlando, Brussels, and San Bernadino. Fear, hatred, and anger is the language of the … Continue reading "Songs for Peace: LxListening"
Even in Losing, Ticketmaster Sets the Terrible Rules
06-Jul-16 By: Wes
If you are a frequent event attender like myself, you have probably gotten a handful of emails with the subject line “Schlesinger v. Ticketmaster Settlement.” This was a class-action lawsuit where someone actually took ticket monopoly Ticketmaster on and sued them for all their excessive and deceptive “processing” fees. For once, the good guys won … Continue reading "Even in Losing, Ticketmaster Sets the Terrible Rules"
LxL’s Top 10 Radiohead Songs
09-Jun-16 By: Wes
There are only a few acts in rock history that have been able to shape-shift and stay both relevant and innovative over a 20 year span. American chameleon Beck is certainly one, with his incredible new summer jam “Wow” certainly being an example of that, but Radiohead is the most notable from across the pond. Radiohead’s new … Continue reading "LxL’s Top 10 Radiohead Songs"
Car Seat Headrest Review: Teens of Denial
03-Jun-16 By: Wes
In a year where politicians are promising to make things great again, the same could possibly be said about rock music. Like America, rock may no longer be the center of attention, rock critics constantly looking for a savior to bring rock back into the mainstream. While rock has been great all this time (with great … Continue reading "Car Seat Headrest Review: Teens of Denial"
LxL’s Surprise Album Power Rankings
18-May-16 By: Wes
This spring has been full of musical surprises like no other year. Five major artists announced and released albums as a surprise on short notice, and instead of breaking each of them down in separate reviews, we thought it best to rank and mini-review each album. So here are our spring 2016 surprise album power … Continue reading "LxL’s Surprise Album Power Rankings"
The 10 Best Prince Songs or: The List Formerly Known as Our Favorite Songs by the Artist Prince
21-Apr-16 By: Todd
Editor’s note: With the shocking and sudden death of Prince, the best way we know how to mourn is share his songs that we loved the most. With that, here is our list from 2014 of our favorite Prince songs of all time. Let all the doves cry out. ——————————————————————————– I am sure that if you told … Continue reading "The 10 Best Prince Songs or: The List Formerly Known as Our Favorite Songs by the Artist Prince"
LxListening: Rocking and Rolling
13-Apr-16 By: Wes
Rock music has really fallen far in the last two decades, being replaced by hip hop, pop, and then electronic music as the primary musical language of the day. While it once ruled the musical landscape for about 40 years (about 1955-1995), rock music is quickly becoming like jazz, a genre for a sub culture, … Continue reading "LxListening: Rocking and Rolling"
LxListening: Sweet 2016
16-Mar-16 By: Wes
It’s been a modest yet somewhat surprising first few months of music in 2016. We had a crazy sloppy album release from the former best rapper on the planet (Kanye West with Life of Pablo), and a quiet surprise release from the current best rapper on the planet (Kendrick Lamar with Untitled Unmastered). We’ve had … Continue reading "LxListening: Sweet 2016"