The Reviews Are Dead: Long Live the Recommendations

So, obviously, my New Years Resolution of posting one fully realized and well-considered album review per week for the entirety of 2011 has failed.  And yet, I don't feel like a failure.  What I realized was that I just wasn't enjoying not getting to know the albums that I really enjoyed.  That, and I just don't seem to have time to spend the 3-4 hours per week that I really think the music I love really deserves.

Which leads me to my second point...

To be honest with myself, I was never going to spend that much time really tearing apart something I don't enjoy.  Why? Because this is a labor of love.  If someone out there wants to pay me to deconstruct some of the truly awful stuff out there (and there is plenty of it), I'd be happy to accommodate.  

In the meantime, I'm going to move to doing "recommendations."  And they might not be quite as involved.  But trust me that my quest to find great music and share it with you remains undeterred.  

My next recommendation is coming forthwith...