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April 3, 2021

Catchgroove’s Hall Of Fame: Joni Mitchell – Miles Of Aisles

I was listening to the My Favorite Album Podcast and Nashville singer songwriter Kim Richey selected Joni Mitchell’s Miles Of Aisles and it reminded me of how important that album was to forming my musical taste. My introduction to Joni Mitchell was probably Judy Collins’ cover of Joni’s “Both Sides Now” – a ubiquitous hit […]

January 10, 2015

Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark (1974)

Court and Spark was one of the first pop LPs I really got into when I was a young man first discovering pop music.  I came to pop music late (a freshman in college),  Prior to that I was a music fan, but mainly jazz.  It was not that I was a jazz snob, I […]

October 11, 2021

Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days

My introduction to Brandi was purchasing her album The Story on CD in 2007. I loved the album and its titular song, but somehow it did not make me a fan. I pretty much ignored her despite her success in the Twin Cities market. What caught my attention was her performance of “The Joke” at […]

July 2, 2021

Lana Del Rey – Chemtrails over the Country Club

I am not a long time fan of Lana Del Rey, but she made my best of 2019 with Norman Fucking Rockwell. At the time I said: “I feel like I should be a fan: I take female artists seriously (Joni Mitchell rivals Dylan for my favorite artist) I am a big fan of current […]

March 31, 2021

Arlo Parks – Collapsed Sunbeams

For long time followers of this blog, you may have picked up on the fact I have a thing for female singer songwriters. It started with Joni Mitchell in the late 70s. Arlo Parks is my latest infatuation. Arlo Parks has been getting lots of hype in anticipation of her debut album that came out […]

December 5, 2020

Best of 2020

In general 2020 has sucked, but the music has not. Lots of great albums this year. Here is my top ten and several honorable mentions. The list is dominated by old favorites – no new discoveries this year. #10 I didn’t get a chance to write a formal review of The War On Drugs live […]

August 12, 2020

Taylor Swift – folklore

This is a delightful and surprising release. This is the first significant release of quarantine pop. Hopefully, this is the tip of the iceberg. TSwift shrewdly reached out to Aaron Dessner of The National to collaborate. Per Dessner in April: I got a text and it said, “Hey it’s Taylor. Would you ever be up […]

July 9, 2020

Haim – Women In Music Pt III

I have been a fan of Haim since I saw them live at Lollapalooza in 2016. The combination of their Fleetwood Mac sound and goofy stage presence was irresistible. I liked their first album, 2013’s Days Are Gone, but I really liked their second, 2017’s Something To Tell You. The latest, Women In Music Pt […]

December 30, 2019

Best of 2019

I don’t pretend to suggest this is the best music released in 2019 – only what I was exposed to and what resonated with me. 

September 2, 2019

Brandi Carlile – Minnesota State Fair 8/31/19

I first got turned on to Brandi Carlile when her song “The Story” was a hit in 2007. I bought the album but did not keep up with her career until her break-out album By the Way, I Forgive You came out last year. I did not fully appreciate her until she performed “The Joke” […]