Dan Wilson

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    The Texas 30: The Second Runners-Up, Albums 50-41

    On our computer, Rocks Off has been looking at that damn Texas 30 spreadsheet so long our eyes are frosting over. Monday we said about 400 different albums were spread across the ballots we received from almost 25 music-media wags across Texas. We looked at the sheet again after that and it was actu ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    25 Unfortunate '90s 1.5-Hit Wonders

    The bearded Mark Oliver Everett and his fabulous eels...​Rocks Off loves the '90s more than we probably should, especially all the dumb little things about the pop music that clogged the radio and MTV. We could probably write a book about the songs that helped shape our formative musical knowl ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Jeremy Messersmith, Obsessed With Death In A Cheerful Way

    ​With The Reluctant Graveyard, indie-pop singer-songwriter Jeremy Messersmith has crafted the most gorgeous, lush, and sunny record ever about death and dying. Corpses, organ donors, coffin salesmen, shot-down gangster doppelgangers, and zombies (both literally and the '60s Colin Blunstone va ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2007
  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Full Court Press

    Was it a harmless HBU jock initiation -- or hard-core hazing -- that shattered a freshman's hoop dreams?

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
  • Music

    June 11, 1998

    The Romance of the One-Night Stand

    Semisonic makes love songs out of booze and cheap hotel rooms

  • Music

    April 2, 1998
  • Music

    December 19, 1996