Prog 2018: The Year In Review
Dec20

Prog 2018: The Year In Review

As another calendar year comes to an end it seems like 2018 was full of yardmarkers – elections, mass shootings, North Korea, etc. But it will be remembered in the Prog community as the 50th Anniversary of some of the genre’s most beloved acts: Yes, King Crimson and Jethro Tull all turned fifty this year and celebrated by doing what most dinosaur rock acts do these days – tour their butts off. And in the case of Yes...

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The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2018
Dec17

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2018

#50 Ty Segall & White Fence Joy Drag City Records [2018] It wouldn’t be a good year if there were not plenty of Ty Segall records to spin. Joy brought back Segall’s buddy Tim Presley of White Fence for a sophomore collaboration. It has been six years since their 2012 debut and it feels like tons of water under the bridge but Joy captured the two talented artists once again delivering their own brand of indie rock that...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2018: Writer Edition
Dec10

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2018: Writer Edition

The Fire Note would not be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our official year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2018. Thanks again to all our...

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Honorable Mention Albums 2018
Dec06

Honorable Mention Albums 2018

The simple fact is that TFN receives hundreds of albums every year for review. In regards to our annual best of list -The Blazing Top 50, TFN follows the rule that for an album to make the Top 50 we had to review it. With a very small writing group there is never any way to cover every record that is worthy of mention at the end of the year so here are 5 albums that are worth checking out even though we didn’t review them. They...

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The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2017
Dec15

The Blazing Top 50 Albums of 2017

#50 Old 97’s Graveyard Whistling ATO Records [2017] Drinkin’, whiskey, cars, trouble, women, God and Texas – Dallas, Texas that is. That has been the story of the Old 97’s since their first record, Hitchhike To Rome which was released back in 1994. This veteran group returned this year with an album that embraced the alt-country world they helped build. Graveyard Whistling delightfully is the groups best record since 2008’s...

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The Fire Note Top Albums of 2017: Writer Edition
Dec12

The Fire Note Top Albums of 2017: Writer Edition

The Fire Note wouldn’t be possible without the talented writers that share their educated thoughts and true enjoyment of music with our readers. The time and commitment that goes into writing consistently is appreciated by TFN and taken for granted by everyone else! Our official year end Top 50 is coming soon but clearly everyone has different tastes and ideas when naming the best album released in 2017. Thanks again to all our...

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