Category Archives: End of Year Lists

The 10 Breakout Artists of 2014

It’s that time to take a look at one of my favorite lists we do every year, the best new artists of the year. It’s really just like looking at children: young and full of so much potential, before they flame out, drop out of college, and live in their parent’s basement. But for now we can just enjoy the wonderful potential of these new artists. One adjustment to this year’s list: we decided to go with the title of

Top Ten Thursday: Best Movies of 2013


Year-end lists always allows us an opportunity to stray away from music for a bit to spotlight some of our favorite movies and TV shows of the year. Our final 2013 list, our 10 favorite films, comes to you a little later than the rest, partially because the lion’s share of great movies are always released in late December for Oscar consideration. I thought this year was a dynamite movie year, one I might even call the best since 2007

Top Ten Thursday: Top Ten TV Shows of 2013


By all accounts, we are in the midst of a golden age in television.  In past years we have done a top 5 list for best television shows, when we could have easily done a top ten list.  This year, we are doing a top ten list when we could have easily done a top 20 list.  Just look at some of the shows that didn’t make the cut like Brooklyn Nine Nine, New Girl, Justified, Parks and Rec, Black

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