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Top Albums List: DJ Ben

The top 10 or so are more or less my favorites, while the rest are somewhat random.

The 13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere embodies the best the first wave of psychedelic rock had to offer, ambitious, transcendent, somewhat goofy but always earnest. As a displaced Texan, it has a special place in my heart....

February 2020 Kurated

When asked why they picked these songs, here's how our core-staff responded: On choosing "Hairy Palms" by This Song Is A Mess But So Am I: "They played in a tiny house called the Sporeshack on C Street Davis back in 06. Booked by KDVS alum Rick Ele" - Ammaar Vayani, Assistant General Manager On choosing "A Voice" by...

Album Review: Karen O, Danger Mouse “Lux Prima”

Lux Prima (translating to “First Light”) was an album created to “find a place” not a “sound”, according to Danger Mouse. This is a beautiful album for a couple reasons. First, Karen O’s voice is absolutely stunning here and matches the refreshing feeling of every track. Second, the album is definitely experimental, with soft, mind-bending...

Album Review: Dylans “Settlers Adrift”

‘Settlers Adrift’ is the second full length album by Richmond/San Francisco based band Dylans; and a 24 minute ride through a dark twisted tunnel of emotions, featuring hysterically beautiful guitar riffs and gorgeous melodies cutting through a deep musical momentum that is sure to get you headbanging. Released just two years after their...

January 2020 Kurated

When asked why they picked these songs, here's how our core-staff responded: On choosing "(They Long to Be) Close To You" by The Cranberries: "I love this cover because it makes me feel 10 different emotions at once. I had this song stuck in my head for about a week." - Deanna Gasparyan, Public Affairs Director On choosing "Touched...

December 2019 Kurated (Decade Favorites)

This month, our core staff picked some songs that were some of their favorites that came out this decade. When asked why they picked these songs, here's how they responded: On choosing "Iota" by Angel Olsen: "Angel Olsen has been my favorite artist for many years of this decade & this song carried me through high school...
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