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Discover New Music May 2018

I assign three ratings based on critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. I award a gold star ★ for the albums that I’m most enthusiastic about. My other recommendations appear in descending order and bear a silver star ★ or bronze star ★. I list the best songs first, and only the top tracks … Continue reading

Discover New Music April 2018

I assign three ratings based on critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. I award a gold star ★ for the albums that I’m most enthusiastic about. My other recommendations appear in descending order and bear a silver star ★ or bronze star ★. I list the best songs first, and only the … Continue reading

Discover New Music March 2018

Time is a limited resource for most of us, so I try to get straight to the point for these blog entries. I intend the LJR Music blog to be a straightforward music recommendation service. Listen to these tracks on these albums. Done. You don’t want to read about music. You want to listen to … Continue reading

Discover New Music February 2018

There’s so much new music this month! Relax, I’ve got it covered. I sifted through all the noise to find only the best new alternative album releases in February. ~ I assign three ratings based on critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. I award a gold star ★ for … Continue reading

Discover New Music January 2018

Welcome to the LJR Music new album discovery series for 2018. 2018 is well underway, so let’s dive into the new music from January. I assign three ratings based on critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. I award a gold star ★ for the albums that I’m most enthusiastic … Continue reading

Be My Valentine 2018 ~ Love Songs of the Baby Boom

  The post-World War II time period was a great time for love songs. It’s the soundtrack to the baby boom. Indeed, romance was in the air! There’s a lot of music here, so let’s get busy (eh-hem). ~ For Love Songs from the World War II era, check out Be My Valentine 2016: WWII … Continue reading

LJR Music’s Guide to 2017 – Album Artwork Edition

LJR Music’s Guide to 2017 – Album Artwork Edition

LJR Music’s Guide to 2017

Another year goes down in the books, folks. Here’s my geek’s guide to all the best 2017 had to offer. You’ll find both obvious selections and lesser known hidden gems. ~ Best Under-appreciated  / Overlooked Albums of the Year Grizzly Bear – Painted Ruins Nicole Atkins – Goodnight Rhonda Lee Mura Masa – Mura Masa Beck … Continue reading

Discover New Music Nov/Dec 2017

I ASSIGN THREE RATINGS BASED ON CRITICAL ACCLAIM, POPULARITY (BASED ON SPOTIFY PLAY COUNTS), AND MY PERSONAL OPINION. MY TOP SELECTIONS WILL SHOW A GOLD STAR ★.  MY OTHER RECOMMENDED NEW RELEASES WILL BE MARKED BY A SILVER STAR ★ OR BRONZE STAR ★. THE TRACKS ARE LISTED IN ORDER OF RECOMMENDATION. ONLY THE TOP TRACKS MAKE THE … Continue reading

Discover New Music October 2017

I assign three ratings based on critical acclaim, popularity (based on Spotify play counts), and my personal opinion. My top selections will show a gold star ★.  My other recommended new releases will be marked by a silver star ★ or bronze star ★. The tracks are listed in order of recommendation. Only the top tracks make The … Continue reading

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