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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.

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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2016 Albums of The Year: 100 – 76

Tyler begins his journey cataloguing 2016’s Albums of the Year, opening with blurbs on releases by Frank Ocean, one of the Knowles Sisters, and Beach Slang.

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Albums of the Month, 9/16 Part 2: More Mysterious

For the second half of September’s Albums of the Month, we wander a little more into the minefield of “albums everyone else is reviewing.” That doesn’t make them somehow un-excellent, unmoving, or unimportant… just that sometimes their music can feel so dissected that it is more advisable to use a light, empathetic touch. To leave some of the mystery there, for others to find.

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