Monthly Archives: February 2012


Band: Tortoise Album: Gamera EP Best song: The title track is unstoppable Worst song: “Cliff Dweller Society” is not as good as the title track. Still great. It’s hard not to think about one’s origins when thinking about music and its place in our lives. My music fandom and the places to which I go […]

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In the Court of the Crimson King

Band: King Crimson Album: In the Court of the Crimson King Best song: “21st Century Schizoid Man” is a classic Worst song: “Moonchild” is great, but a little long. Progressive rock, like stadium rock, is often decried by the punk folks all too often as self-indulgent, obnoxious and overwrought. I’m not going to disagree, but […]

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Attack on Memory

Band: Cloud Nothings Album: Attack on Memory Best song: “Fall In” is impeccable. Worst song: “No Sentiment” isn’t the best. There are days when I really miss the second wave of emo. In many ways, I grew up on that stuff, as my formative years were bounced between my beloved post-rock and the Urbana-soaked second […]

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The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy

Band: Nada Surf Album: The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy Best song: “Clear Eye Clouded Mind” is the best song on the record, hands down. Worst song: “Teenage Dreams” is boring and typical. I prefer not to talk about my actual job here on my blog — and I’m not starting now, certainly — but […]

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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.

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

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