No Trivia

No Trivia By Brandon Soderberg
No Trivia: Young Moose, Stormzy, Downtown Boys, more—the best albums and songs of 2017's first quarter

Time isn't real you know, so if I'm being totally honest here, the best music of 2017 for me at least would be Joe Diffie's nearly 30-year-old song 'John Deere Green.'

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No Trivia: Everybody knows this is nowhere

A big chunk of Neil Young's discography showed up on Apple Music and Spotify just a few days before Donald Trump's victory and I've been revisiting his noisy, rickety records of rage, rancor, and resignation ever since.

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No Trivia: Bon Iver and Danny Brown, down in it

It's fall, so everything's looking real pretty and waiting to die and rightly we've got new albums from Bon Iver—the tenderhearted, oblique "22, A Million," about existential dread—and Danny Brown—the acrid, honest "Atrocity Exhibition," about the destitute loops of addiction.

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No Trivia: What five-year-old Atlanta rapper Bankroll PJ has to do with Baltimore
No Trivia: Oneohtrix Point Never's face, howling at the Ottobar as Trump stays winning
No Trivia: Residents, activists, and Joshua Harris bang the drum for Poe Homes

In Baltimore, a curious kind of apartheid city, the haves and have-nots are often neighbors. And sometimes, those neighbors air their grievances on each other's doorsteps and bring a drumline along to ensure they're heard.

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