Monthly Archives: August 2011

Silent Alarm

Band: Bloc Party Album: Silent Alarm Best song: “Helicopter” Worst song: “Luno” is not the best. I’ve mentioned my time in sportswriting a little bit, but it’s worth noting that sport is a large part of my life. Baseball is, specifically, something I enjoy quite a bit. I’ve mentioned my love of softball before, but […]

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Band: Arcade Fire Album: Funeral Best song: “Rebellion (Lies)” Worst song: The album ender, “In The Backseat,” does not impress me. On a first (might’ve been second, I don’t know) date recently, my companion and I were talking about irrational fears. She’d mentioned some of the things which she fears — included normal things like […]

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Sing the Sorrow


Band: AFI Album: Sing the Sorrow Best song: “The Leaving Song Pt. II” is a great shout-along song. Worst song: “Dancing Through Sunday” isn’t very good. I would say that 2003 was a great year to graduate college, but, ultimately, I don’t know any other year to graduate college. By happenstance of my birth and […]

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    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.

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