Our New, Free Compilation Comes Out Thursday!

With a slightly different approach than previous iterations of our yearly compilation, Year 5 is complete and will come out on July thirteenth, Thursday. In order to highlight the change, it doesn’t continue the Melocules – literally little music – series. Instead of regrouping songs at the whim of me and other collaborators, Year 5 compiles songs from albums that we have mentioned in our ‘Monthly Recommendations’ posts. So, it’s really a recap of the year, hence the title. All of what you hear is music that has been released from July 2016 to June 2017 inclusively. We have been … Read more

The Blog Is Five Years Old. Ask Me Anything!

Yes. On July 13, 2017, Can This Even Be Called Music? will be exactly five years old. We’ve covered a countless number of artists and albums, throughout the years, and I feel it would be fun to answer some of the questions you might have for me! So, do your worst!

Comment on this article or on the analogous facebook post so I can see your questions, and I’ll make up a video or a text post, hopefully on the thirteenth, answering them all!… Read more

PSA: Why our year’s-end lists will be posted in January, and why everyone should do the same.

There’s a certain, nonsensical trend, among magazines and blogs, to post their tops of the year lists as early as possible. Some even in early December! What’s the point of doing a year’s-end list if there’s still one month to go, one twelfth, more than 8 percent of the year left? If you stop and think about it for a single minute, it makes no sense! We also did the same here on the blog, we’re not without flaws, but it was just because everyone around was doing it, and we didn’t stop to ask why, or why not.

However, … Read more

We’re hiring! (sort of)

Yes! You’re not dreaming! The best music blog to ever be is now hiring* and you can be one of the few chosen ones to join the crew! You can write sentences in intelligible English (bonus points if you sound pretentious)? You love progressive, experimental, avant-garde, microtonal, and just plain weird music, mostly metal and rock? You have free time and are willing to work in your own [mom’s] basement? And, last but not least, you aren’t expecting any form of monetary payment* for all your hard work?! Well, all the odds are on your side!

Now you’re asking yourself … Read more

Site update: Forums!

Hey all! In order to continue to facilitate the communication between you and us, we just have implemented a forum to our blog! You can create a topic in the dedicated forum, and when you comment on a post on the blog, it will be automatically sent on the forum, too. You can use your blog username, if you have any, or create a new one.

This will encourage discussion on the music we post about, and it will be easier for you to submit new music to us (just go there)!

Keep rocking, and talk to your friends … Read more