Rob Smith celebrates the return of singer/songwriter Kasey Anderson from his trouble with the law and mental health issues.
The Vinyl Diaries
Rob Smith reflects on the death of Kendrick Castillo, and why it hits close to home.
Rob Smith bids farewell to an old friend in his “VInyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith thanks one of the great voices of his youth in the new “Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith reviews recent music from elder statesmen Ian Hunter and Willie Nelson in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith wakes up from a long, propofol-induced slumber to discuss some fine 2016 music in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith explores Jackson Browne’s three finest albums in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith reviews sounds that sustained him in 2015, in his new “Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith remembers his father, in his new “Vinyl Diaries” column.
Rob Smith explores some fine 2014 vinyl releases.
Rob Smith pens a love letter to indie record stores, and the “American Hustle” soundtrack.
“The Vinyl Diaries” and Popdose GIVEAWAY: Allman Brothers’s new box set!
Rob Smith declares his love of Air Supply in his new “Vinyl Diaries” column.
Remember when Aerosmith’s Music from Another Dimension was supposed to be the band’s return to rockin’ form, a Seventies-style throwback to the groovin’, Stonesy, Yardbirdsy, slap-happy lewdness of Toys and…
A journal entry, October 28, 2013, evening (later amended). It figured, the last sound you made for others would be a drone, 20 minutes of drone and guitar and poetry…
Since maybe late February (when it leaked online), my favorite record of the year has been the Flaming Lips’ The Terror. The record’s unyielding tone of desperation and desolation appeals…
Rob Smith reflects on R.E.M. in the latest “Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith takes the guilt out of guilty pleasures and proclaims his love for Juice Newton.
Rob Smith meditates on memory, music, and the Beatles in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Rob Smith finds “High Adventure” with Kenny Loggins.
Rob Smith contemplates Bob Dylan in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Dan Fogelberg, reconsidered, in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Some Gibby action going on in Rob Smith’s “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Yes’ “Close to the Edge” is a thing of beauty, at least in Rob Smith’s “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Southern rock’s studio pros make their finest record.
Rob Smith’s Vinyl Diaries explores Bruce Springsteen’s “Tunnel of Love.”
Rob Smith’s new vinyl column opens with E.L.O.’s disco record, “Discovery.”