THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2018 …

Here it is after careful consideration and many many rewrites. These are my top ten albums of 2018. This year my list features a lot of EPs so that's a big difference than previous years. So without further ado and of course in sequential order from the number one on ... 1. BASTILLE // Other [...]

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INTERVIEW WITH … WILDERADO

In the basement bar of Music Hall of Williamsburg a couple days ago, I got the chance to sit down and chat with the indie band Wilderado. We chatted about all things ranging from the start of the band to their first ever album. The band later performed an unbelievable show as an opener for [...]

TROPIC // THINKIN’ BOUT YOU – A REVIEW

The guys of Tropic are back with another soulful cover ... Remember Tropic? The soulful Electro-R&B Pop duo I recently introduced you to. Well, now they’ve dropped a brand new cover. This time the groovy duo take on one of my faves, Frank Ocean and his hit “Thinkin’ Bout You”. Tropic is a group who [...]

INTERVIEW WITH … SAM HALE

So I did my first phone interview with Nashville based Singer-Songwriter Sam Hale. His new EP; Somewhere Between Love & War is out October 12th. We chatted music, Nashville, family and his Iranian heritage ... [The interview has edited for clarity and context] The Reclusive Blogger: Hi, Sam, How are you today? Sam Hale: I'm [...]