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Chris S.


Music | RHO Zine | Collage Art

I'm an analytics/data science nerd by day, music writer by night, and music geek all the time. Power Pop/Jangle Pop, 60s/70s Soul, Metal/Post-Metal/Ambient Black Metal/Blackgaze/Experimental, 80s Sophisto-pop, and more. Occasional collage artist.

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  1. Sometimes it is difficult for me to consistently write. After a nice start to my posting here, I hit a wall, trying to find new words to describe the Number Four of 2022 record. That's the problem wit
  2. 05. Brutus – Unison Life One of the best US record labels is Sargent House out of Los Angeles. Label head Cathy Pellow has been releasing the most interesting metal records for several years – perhaps
  3. 06. Suede – Autofiction In the mid-to-late-90s, Suede were one of my favorite bands. I stayed with them despite the proverbial backlash they got in 1994 when major songwriter, guitarist, and founding m
  4. 07. Pool Kids – Pool Kids Every year there is one or two records that completely catch me by surprise. Pool Kids is that kind of record. I’m not necessarily predisposed to enjoying slick arena-emo-pop,
  5. 08. No Suits in Miami – Nothing Ever Happens When I talk about a “modern take” on jangle pop, I mean this. In the 80s and 90s, the sonics of jangle was regionalized. The USA had a more rock based sound
  6. 09. The Reds, Pinks, & Purples – Summer at Land’s End/They Only Wanted Your Soul The indie pop that The Reds, Pinks, & Purples (nom de musique/lyrics of Glenn Donaldson) is equally nostalgic and the fu
  7. 10. Blood Command – Praise Armageddonism This is one of the more bonkers records I got heavily into this year. Blood Command are a band from Bergen, Norway. Their sonics take a lot from Paramore Riot!-
  8. Over the next week, I am going to post some of my favorite records that came out in 2022. As some of you know, I publish "TheCMS Top 50 Favorite Albums in 2020* (*New or Newly Discovered) in Red Heife
  9. Here is a sampling of my music nerdness. My day job is in analytics and data science, but my spare time is dominated by music. I listen to a ton of records, write about (sporadically publishing my zin

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