Monthly Archives: August 2019

He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms…

Band/Artist: A Silver Mt. Zion Album: He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms… Best song: “For Wanda” and “13 Angels Standing Guard ’round the Side of Your Bed” Worst song: “Long March Rocket or Doomed Airliner” is not a song, necessarily. I was having a conversation […]

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Hiss Spun

Band/Artist: Chelsea Wolfe Album: Hiss Spun Best song: “16 Psyche” Worst song: “Twin Fawn” is a great song, but the least fitting on the record. One of the things about getting older is that you lost touch with a lot of your friends. If you don’t have an activity with them – this is partially […]

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Band/Artist: Konvent Album: Demo Best song: “Chernobyl Child” Worst song: None. The demo is four excellent songs. I usually try to write these posts with something of a hook other than “check out this band I like,” but I really just wanted to highlight how much I like the Konvent demo.

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Mare Vitalis

Band/Artist: The Appleseed Cast Album: Mare Vitalis Best song: “Mare Mortis” or “Fishing the Sky” Worst song: “Kilgore Trout” isn’t much One of my favorite things currently online is a video series for Deadspin called “Let’s Remember Some Guys.” For the uninitiated, the basic idea of the series is that two Deadspin staff members (David […]

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Band/Artist: Venom Prison Album: Samsara Best song: “Uterine Industrialisation” and “Naraka “ Worst song: “Self Inflicted Violence” I’m not going to get into my dating life here (short version: I’ve not dated in ages because women sometimes pursue me despite my being a disaster person and I’m not interseted in them. I am incredibly stupid.), […]

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Band/Artist: Brutus Album: Nest Best song: “Fire” Worst song: “Horde V” No one gives a shit about my process – especially since I’m not really promoting this site, not even on Twitter – but I am trying to write more on this site. It’s awfully hard, though, because of the various (rightful) restrictions my job […]

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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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