10 Songs: Sunday, October 26th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | October 26, 2014

Between us girls, this is a hot, cool LES rock band who kinda missed it on their debut album mostly because their romantic scruff scene songs were kinda lifeless on record, but how much can you complain about this masterwork? – A

rock nyc's Top 10 Songs Through February 28th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 1, 2014

I decided to get smart and leave “Best Songs Of 2014” as an essentially list of faves by release date and add another list of just clear up the top ten, maybe top 20 by the end of the year songs in order of preference. Welcome to yet another list!

Drowners Eponymous Debut Album Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

Drowners are the one thing they absolute can not be. They are boring. Not terrible boring, I like the album well enough, maybe four really good songs out of 13, tight as fuck. But I don’t fet all the self effacement and I don’t see why it isn’t louder, harder and faster.

That Was The Week Of January 27th, 2014, That Was

By Iman Lababedi | February 4, 2014

With my friend Jahn Xavier, I went to the Allen Room at Lincoln Center and was floored by Jason Isbel’s “American Songbook” set. You can see it for yourself as part of the PBS “Live From Lincoln Center” program when it airs later this year, till then take my word, it was a career defining masterpiece.

10 Songs, Monday, February 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | February 3, 2014

Terrific olde English minstrel song about the cowardly Sir Robin, Knight of the round table. After fighting for seconds and seconds, Eric Idle scarpers, his retreat immortalized in song: “When trouble reared its ugly head, he bravely turned its tale and fled” – B+

rock nyc top 10 Songs w-o 1-27-14

By Iman Lababedi | February 1, 2014

On second thoughts, maybe the David Crosby album is really pretty good. It always takes forever for Crosby songs to click into your earwaves but when they do they are sometimes worth the wait. Another album I may very well have underestimated? Drowners. I just wish the rhythm section was better.