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Best Albums of 2019: THE TOP FIVE

"Imagine there's no heaven. It's easy if you try. No hell below us. Above us, only sky. Imagine all the people, livin' for today. Ah!" - Doris In December of 2019, as the other blogs were hastily publishing their...

The Best Metal of March

There's so much good metal. What else is there to do but write about it? Mare Cognitum & Spectral Lore – Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine We all knew Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine was going...

Best Albums of 2019: 10-6

"I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings ... Coming down, is the hardest thing." - Doris In December of 2019, as the other blogs were hastily publishing their Best-of-the-Year lists, your friends at The Blocland refused to...

Best Albums of 2019: 20-11

"You can't always get what you want ... but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you just might find ... you get what you need." - Doris In December of 2019, as the other blogs were hastily...

Best Metal of February

There's so much good metal out there. What can we do, but write about it? Fluisteraars – Bloem  Fluisteraars had their work cut out for them. We last heard from the Dutch duo on their...

Colin Presents: The Best Artists of the Decade

20. Why Don't We Boy bands return en masse in 2010s. But these boys brought .... “something different.” 19. Pusha T King Push is a rare rapper that refuses to...

Peach Pit- “Feelin’ Low”

On November 1st Peach Pit released the single "Feelin Low" from their anticipated album F*ckBoy Blues. I'll admit, these breeches of mine are turning into dancey PANTS. In 2017, when fresh indie-pop acts such as Cuco, Boy Pablo and Declan McKenna came onto the scene, my...

The Blocland Presents: The Blocland’s Best Albums of the Decade Presented by Doris

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark FantasyThe War on Drugs - Slave AmbientThe War on Drugs - Lost in the DreamBon Iver - Bon IverKendrick Lamar - Good Kid, mAAd CitySufjan Stevens - Carrie and LowellHiss Golden Messenger - Lateness of...

Bask – “New Dominion”, “Three White Feet”, and “Rid of You”

The American South is the sludge metal epicenter of the world. The region's highlights include Baroness, Mastodon, the mighty Inter Arma, Thou, Crowbar, and a whole lot more. There must be something about the oppressive heat and mountain ranges that makes metal...

The Blocland Favorite Songs 2018

Daughters - “The Reason They Hate Me” Daughters’ comeback album You Won’t Get What You Want is a punishing, physical album, and this track is the knockout punch that crushes your skull before melting your face off.