Occur's Best-of 2016

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 12:19 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music 2016 was the year we went back to the jungle with Guns N’ Roses, lost “Starman” David Bowie but dubbed the Weeknd Starboy, and drank Beyoncé’s Lemonade. Here are some of the songs and albums that sculpted this crazy year for us here at Occur:   BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Blink-182 – California Does this have the emotional heft of Frank Ocean’s Blonde or Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker? Not by a long shot. But its... READ MORE

Best of 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 7:14 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Mystical singing space cats. The resurrection of the Thin White Duke. "YOLO" versus "Y.A.L.A." The year in music circa 2013 was a zany one that was forward-thinking (everybody's droppin' the bass these days) and reverent of the past (every new band sounds like it's from the 1980s). Here's what we loved and loathed: BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – We the Common BEST EP OF THE YEAR: Andrew McMahon –... READ MORE

Jake's Top 30 of 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Jake Miller

  News So here we are.  The end of yet another year of fantastic music.  Here are my personal favorite 30 records of the year listed with my favorite cut off of each.  Enjoy.   30.  Daughn Gibson- All Hell In The Beginning 29.  Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music R.A.P. Music 28.  Rick Ross- Rich Forever (Mixtape) Stay Schemin' ft. Drake & French Montana 27.  Divine Fits- A Thing Called Divine Fits Flaggin' A Ride 26. Jack White- Blunderbuss Trash Tongue Talker 25.  Cat Power- Sun Manhattan 24.  Action... READ MORE