Category Archives: Music

Even the Embarrassing Stuff

I’m over at Torrey Gazette today, writing about the music I grew up with, even the embarrassing stuff. There’s even a Spotify playlist to go with it.

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2014 Year In Review: Music

1. Ghost Stories – Coldplay
2. Interstellar (score) – Hans Zimmer
3. Songs of Innocence – U2
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (score) – John Powell
5. Turn Blue – The Black Keys
6. All the Times We Had – Ivan & Alyosha
7. Fury (score) – Steven Price
8. Earth and Sun and Moon – Midnight Oil
9. Maleficent (score) – James Newton Howard
10. Letters We Kept to Ourselves – The Native Sibling

Honorable Mentions:
Colin Frake on Fire Mountain – Two Steps from Hell
After All These Years – Andrew Peterson
X – Ed Sheeran
These Changing Skies – Elephant Revival
Good Light – Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors

Running for Cover (Ivan & Alyosha)


These guys make great music, period. But if you need further incentive to check them out, their name is derived from two characters in Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. As Wikipedia explains: “The two characters hold opposite views of the world, Ivan believing that because ‘all things are permitted’ i.e. sin, that God is dead. Alyosha on the other hand contends that all things are not permitted, and that this is evidence of God’s existence.”