Skip to content

How the other half listen….

This is the indie blog Hear Ya’s best albums of the year so far:
Ben Nichols – The Last Pale Light In The West
J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues
Dan Auerbach – Keep It Hid
Deep Dark Woods – Winter Hours

Heartless Bastards – The Mountain
Justin Townes Earle – Midnight At The Movies
Phosphorescent – To Willie
The Love Language
Other Lives – Self Titled

Cymbals Eat Guitars – Why There Are Mountains
Ha Ha Tonka – Novel Sounds From The Nouveau South
Wilco – The Album
John Vanderslice – Romanian Names
Deer Tick – Born On Flag Day
White Rabbits – It’s Frightening
Devil Makes Three – Do Wrong Right
The Roadside Graves – My Son’s Home

The Builders and The Butchers – Salvation Is A Deep Dark Well
Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
Generationals – Con Law
These United States – Everything Is Everything
I don’t know the vast majority of these bands and those I do know I don’t much like. Wilco is a straight drag, Justins Townes Earle suffers from the sophomore jinx big time, Heartless Bastards have a great vocalist but the songs could be better, Neko Case is talented but a snooze and Deer Tick made no impression on me after several listens. I don’t know anybody else and the point isn’t that Hear Ya don’t know what they’re talking about -people of good faith can have disagreements, but that there is no way to keep up with music. I listen all the time (I mean ALL THE TIME) and I can’t get a grasp on this wildly fragmented market where the line between amateur and professional are invisible and indivisable and fluid -not unlike the porn market. Anyway, is a great website and I recommend it.

Leave a Comment


Support Let Me Help Inc by shopping at

Wendy Stuart To Host The “Fruits on Film Awards” Monday, June 12th 2023 at RockBar In NYC

By admin | June 8, 2023 |

Wendy Stuart will be hosting the “Fruits on Film Awards” on Monday  June 12th, 2023 at RockBar in NYC at 6 PM ET. The “Fruits on Film Awards” honor outstanding Short Film and Videos, and will also include the screening of Billboard Charting Music Videos by LGBTQ+ artists including Adam Barta, Mila Jam, Lovari, Ricky…

The Curse Of Gov Ball

By Iman Lababedi | June 8, 2023 |

the curse was so eager to ruin another weekend that it caused a worldwide epidemic

Coming Soon: Frank Sinatra’s Final Masterpiece, “She Shot Me Down” Admired In Detail

By admin | June 8, 2023 |

808s And Heartaches But different


By admin | June 7, 2023 |

This Art is a Hammer That Shapes Reality

James Brown’s “Think”! Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2023 |

a hit before it was released.

Why Write For

By admin | June 7, 2023 |

It allows you to be part of the vibrant music community

TKA’s Aby Escoto Still The Sound Of Puerto Rican Dance Forty Years Later

By Iman Lababedi | June 7, 2023 |

the soulfulness of bacata and the moves of, well, of TKA

The Bellwether, A New LA Music Venue, Will Open Next Month!

By Alyson Camus | June 7, 2023 |

“The Bellwether will be the next step for an artist in our LA ecosystem”

Listen To Freestyle and Pop Dance Legend Stevie B’s New Single “Take It All Back” Featuring Pitbull (DJ Sama Remix)

By admin | June 6, 2023 |

Freestyle and Dance iCon Stevie B has recently released his newest single “Take It All Back” featuring multi-platinum recording artist Pitbull and remixed by DJ Sama. A new era of dance music was born when Miami native Stevie B’s first independently released single “Party Your Body” hit South Florida’s glittering club scene in 1987. After…

The Grand Re-Opening Of The Beach Club Estates, Friday, June 2nd, 2023

By Iman Lababedi | June 6, 2023 |

a wonderful refresher

Scroll To Top