Music Trajectory’s 20 Albums of the Year + 5 Honorable Mentions

Hello! If you are coming from the 20 Songs of the Year or 25 Underrated Songs of the Year posts, thanks for continuing on with the 2021 year-end posts here on the site. As you may have read, this year is the 10-year anniversary of the site. That’s right, for 10 years I have been …

Music Trajectory’s 20 Songs of the Year + 5 Pop Guilty Pleasures

Hello! If you are a follower of the site, thank you for coming back to check out this year-end post. And if you are new to the site – however you got here – welcome. This is a post that I have done every year since I started Music Trajectory in 2011. (Wow, I just …

Album of the Week: ‘CRAWLER’ by IDLES – Week of 11/15/2021

IDLES band 2021 Music Trajectory

British rockers IDLES return this week with their highly anticipated 4th studio album CRAWLER. It nabs Album of the Week honors this week. The band continues to push the boundaries of their sound, but also manage to niche down – the perfect formula to please fans old and new. Upon the first few listens, the …

New Music Trajectories from Scorpions, Alt-J, Franz Ferdinand, IDLES, and Foals – Week of 11/8/2021

Scorpions return with barn burner single “Peacemaker”, new album Rock Believer out 2/22 Alt-J dishes 2nd single “Get Better”, new album The Dream out 2/11 Franz Ferdinand delights with new single “Billy Goodbye”, appearing on upcoming Hits to the Head compilation, out 3/11 IDLES release 2nd single “Car Crash” from upcoming new album Crawler, out …

New Music Trajectories from Ghost, IDLES, Mastodon, Sting, and Limp Bizkit – Week of 10/1/2021

Ghost returns and delights with “Hunter’s Moon”, the centerpiece of the Halloween Kills soundtrack IDLES makes triumphant return with lead single “The Beachland Ballroom” off new album Crawler, out 11/12 Mastodon dish 2nd single “Teardrinker” from upcoming 8th album Hushed and Grim, out 10/29 Sting unveils 2nd single “Rushing Water” from upcoming 15th album The …

New Music Trajectories from Black Label Society, Sleigh Bells, IDLES, The Inevitables, and Courtney Barnett | Week of 8/27/2021

Black Label Society dishes lead single “Set You Free” from upcoming album Doom Crew, Inc., out 11/26 Sleigh Bells delights with 2nd single “Justine Go Genesis” from upcoming album Texis, out 9/10 IDLES crushes their contribution to Metallica’s Black Album covers with “The God That Failed” Ska punk supergroup The Inevitables release new single “When …