“A Bit on High Places and Their Unusual Sort of Career Downfall; also, Against Objectivity in Qualitative Musical Assessments”

Boy, that High Places self-titled debut was awesome. It had this warm, understandable listenability about it, for how avant-garde the musical techniques were (an indescribable schizophrenia of programmed drums and organic, unorthodox percussion and not a conventional sound on the entire album). The whole thing congealed around this firm understanding of pop and in their […]

“Green Day’s Uno! as ‘Found Art’”

“Found art” is a pretty interesting concept, in case you’re not familiar with it. Wikipedia allots it the value of “art created from undisguised, but often modified, objects or products that are not normally considered materials from which art is made.” While I find this definition pretty punctilious, the way I understand it as it’s […]