Ravi Shavi’s Rafay Rashid – Favorite Albums

Rafay Rashid, frontman of the garage pop band Ravi Shavi, recently provided us with a list of his favorite albums, which you can find below.  Originally hailing from Islamabad, Pakistan, Rashid's family emigrated to Rhode Island in his youth.  Ravi Shavi's superb self-titled first album was released in 2015 via indie imprint Almost Ready Records.  …

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PC Worship’s Justin Frye – Favorite Albums

Justin Frye, frontman, chief songwriter, guitarist, and singer for the Brooklyn-based experimental punk rock group PC Worship, recently provided us with a list of his favorite records, which you can find below.  Over the past few years, PC Worship has released several albums, including 2014's Social Rust and 2017's Buried Wish (two of our personal favorites), to critical …

Crocodiles’ Brandon Welchez – Favorite Books & Ten Favorite Punk 45s from Southern California

Brandon Welchez, frontman of the rock/art-punk/indie pop/post-punk revivalist band Crocodiles, recently provided us with lists of his ten favorite books and ten favorite punk singles from Southern California, which you can find below (in no particular order).  Since the release of Summer of Hate in 2009, the band's first full length album, Welchez and fellow …

Lars Finberg’s Favorite Albums

The prolific songwriter and musician, Lars Finberg, recently provided us a list of his favorite albums, which are examined below.  Finberg is perhaps best known as the architect behind The Intelligence, a solo recording project that emerged in 2004 with the release of Boredom & Terror, an album recorded entirely on an 8-track cassette recorder - subsequent releases, beginning …

Ryan Adams – Favorite Albums

A comprehensive list examining the favorite albums of singer/songwriter/producer/author Ryan Adams are detailed below.  We conducted an exhaustive review of Adams' social media accounts and examined numerous interviews with Adams by various publications (CBCWeekly, Entertainment Weekly, and Gigwise) to compile the list. For more information on a particular album, feel free to click on the …

Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line & Holy War) – Favorite Records, Films & Shows of 2018

Joe Cardamone, frontman of the now defunct The Icarus Line (a band The Guardian dubbed as the "greatest rock group of the 21st Century"), recently provided us with a list of some of his favorite albums, films, and TV shows of 2018, which you can find below.  This year, Cardamone's new project, the one-man band Holy War, released an excellent …

The Pixies’ Charles Thompson (Frank Black/Black Francis) – Favorite Albums

Charles Thompson is probably best known for being the front-man/singer/songwriter/guitarist of the Pixies, although he released a number of oft-overlooked albums following the Pixies' breakup that were met with critical success under the monikers Black Francis, Frank Black, and Frank Black & The Catholics.  If you are unfamiliar with any of Thompson's solo work, we …