Tag Archives: Chris Stapleton

Albums of the Year: 2021 Update

Over the years, I’ve enjoyed using this blog as an outlet to write about some of my favorite music. And lately, this has been a great conversation with my youngest son, Jackson (who has his own blog here; it seems … Continue reading

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Best Albums of 2020

Years from now, we’ll remember 2020 as the year of pandemic and quarantine and social distancing. We’ll remember 2020 as the year of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. We’ll remember 2020 as the tipping point in our … Continue reading

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Album of the Year, 1990-2019

Back in the summer, I posted about my favorite album each year going all the way back to my teen years. It was a fun little exercise and it helped take my mind off the fact that we couldn’t do … Continue reading

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My Favorite Back-to-Back-to-Back Songs

This summer, I’ve been listening to Reunions quite a bit, the new album from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit. There are some great songs on this record, including the triumvirate of “Dreamsicle,” “Only Children,” and “Overseas.” I love it … Continue reading

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My Best Albums List: 1987-2019

The past few months of quarantine have been challenging for many people in this country. My heart hurts for those who have lost loved ones to the coronavirus (over 110,000 as of this writing — with 21 states reporting an … Continue reading

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Albums of the Decade: 2010-2019

Finishing out my year-end review of my favorite music with a look back at my favorite albums of the past decade. (For all the nerds out there, I get it: technically, the decade doesn’t end until next year. But that’s … Continue reading

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Christmas 2017

Here’s my Christmas haul from the people who know me well. Great music from Stapleton and The War on Drugs. Non-fiction on Christian mysticism (my current theological interest) and Revelation (twin teaching and preaching series in the queue for early … Continue reading

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2017 Best Albums

Nostalgia reigned supreme in popular culture in 2017, probably because so many people are longing to live in any time other than the present. Is there a better way to explain the popularity of Stranger Things, little more than an ode … Continue reading

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Chris Stapleton: Fire Away

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Best Songs of 2016

A rejoinder to my best albums post, here are my 25 favorite songs released this year. Happy New Year to you! “Burn the Witch” by Radiohead.  “In Bloom” by Sturgill Simpson.  “What Dreams May Come” by Michael McDermott.  “No Hard … Continue reading

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