Monthly Archives: June 2008


Band: BattlesAlbum: MirroredBest song: “Atlas.” No question.Worst song: “Bad Trails” is a good song, but probably the weakest on the record. Formed in 2003/2004, Battles had released two EPs before Mirrored. I was asked to describe the band to a friend recently and couldn’t do it. I tried to use terms that deccribe the former […]

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Taking the Long Way

Band: The Dixie ChicksAlbum: Taking the Long WayBest song: “Not Ready to Make Nice” and “Long Way Around” are both great.Worst song: “Baby Hold On” isn’t great. I’ve mentioned this before on my old site, but I’m not one for twang. My musical tastes were totally devoid of country until I got to college and […]

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In order to further pollute the Internet with my nonsense, I’m taking up residence here. My name is Ross Jordan Gianfortune and I like to write album reviews that no one reads. So far, my tally on the Web is somewhere around 500 and I hope to add to that total with this site/blog/project/whatever. Albums […]

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  • About Me

    I'm Ross Jordan Gianfortune. I am not a writer, but I sometimes write here about music and my life. I live in Washington, DC.

    I used to review each of Rolling Stone Magazine's top 500 albums of all time. Now I'm writing about albums I own.

    My work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Gazette, The Atlantic, Sno-Cone and a bunch of defunct zines.

    You can contact me at rjgianfortune at gmail dot com.

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