Occur's Favorite Music of 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music U2 invaded our iTunes, everything came up butts and Taylor Swift became the first musician since ... herself to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week. Underneath the publicity stunts and sonic 180s (not just the Sonic Highways), 2014 provided some memorable surprises musically. Dig in and see what we dug this year.   Album image courtesy Republic   FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End In... READ MORE

The Great White Hope of Vinyl

Monday, August 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  News Gimmicks work. Just ask Jack White. The former White Stripe thrives off the novelty of the archaic, swinging his guitar like it’s going out of style (alas, it is). And here comes the news that his second solo album, Lazaretto (Third Man/Columbia), has become the best-selling vinyl release since Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy… which debuted way back in 1994. It’s not a revelation that LPs have made a comeback (their sales have been ascending since 2007, according... READ MORE 1