Category: Best Of

  • MCP Picks: The Best Albums of 2017

    MCP Picks: The Best Albums of 2017

    With the new year knocking at our door and calling us forward, we can’t forget all the goodness that 2017 had to offer–maybe not so much culturally or politically, but there were definitely some damn fine albums released this year. MCP highlights ten releases that made an indelible impression on us–drum roll please! Andrew Combs […]

  • Best of 2015: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

    Best of 2015: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats

    This year, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats released their self-titled debut on Memphis, Tennessee’s renowned label Stax Records, home of legends like Otis Redding and Booker T. & the M.G.’s.  While Rateliff’s previous work has been on the folk side of the musical spectrum, Rateliff has revamped his sound and teamed up with a talented […]

  • Best of 2015: J. D. McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll

    Best of 2015: J. D. McPherson – Let The Good Times Roll

    Let The Good Times Roll, the second full-length album from R&B roots revivalist J.D. McPherson is a bona fide invitation to boogie.  With reverb-drenched guitars, slap-style upright bass grooves, touches of chugging baritone sax and organ, and McPherson’s signature vocal grit, the record’s eleven tracks burst with energy and soulful depth. You can hear the […]

  • Best of 2015: The Oh Hellos – Hello Wormwood

    Best of 2015: The Oh Hellos – Hello Wormwood

    Layered and complex, The Oh Hellos are a riddle inside of a puzzle wrapped in a conundrum. A constellation of Damien Rice tones, Manchester Orchestra energy, and Nickel Creek riffs, The Oh Hellos are complicated enough before even diving in to their conceptual side. Throw C.S. Lewis and his satiric Screwtape Letters into the mix and […]

  • Best of 2015: Lord Huron – Strange Tales

    Best of 2015: Lord Huron – Strange Tales

    It is easy to get lost in Strange Tales, the sophomore effort from Lord Huron. With a narrative essentially built around the plot of Oregon Trail, Ben Schneider’s 14-song tale navigates across rivers, through the wilderness, discussing the importance of honor and dignity during the exploration of new lands, with hints of broken hearts and loneliness in […]