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Writer, Director, Shoemaker. Tyler has been writing music/movie criticism since 2006 for various sites and papers (AbsolutePunk, The Milk Carton, Pop'Stache, Boston University's Cultural Criticism Dept.), focusing on longer form discussions of the meaning and underlying complexes beneath pop music. In 2012-13, Tyler wrote, directed, produced, cast and released a movie titled S/A/T/X about the now defunct music venue in San Antonio, TX, The White Rabbit. The movie was premiered at the Alamo Drafthouse, and is available to rent or buy at Vimeo On Demand.

Best Albums of 2017: 1st Quarter

Featuring a bevy of singer-songwriters, several ascendent stars, and the return of a few all-time great acts, the first quarter of 2017 did not disappoint with its Best Albums.

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2016 Yearbook: Tyler’s Top 10 Films

Anchored by strong performances across a variety of ages, the Best Films of 2016 were, frequently, markers of reconciliation with the eternal truths of familial connection.

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2016 Albums of The Year: 25 – 11

Tyler makes the final turn toward the end, covering those records that just barely missed the Top 10 Albums of the Year, featuring Radiohead and others.

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2016 Songs of the Year: 50 – 16

Tyler worms his was toward his Top 10 songs of the year, covering songs 50-16, featuring Joey Purp, The Avalanches, Kanye West and Ariana Grande.

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2016 Albums of The Year: 50 – 26

Tyler enters the top half of his 2016 Albums of the Year list, focusing on ascendant stars like Pkew Pkew Pkew, Kweku Collins, Gordi and Lydia Loveless.

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2016 Albums of The Year: 75 – 51

Tyler continues his Albums of the Year 2016 countdown with appearances by another Knowles, Against Me!, and a pair of reunited, legendary hip-hop groups.

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