Quarantine Streams: The Playlist

Quarantine Brain had me procrastinating this post for way too long. While we’re all watching TV & Movies to pass the time, I’m sure we’re all still listening music as well. Whether it’s while trying to stay focused ‘at work’, pumping you up for that indoor workout, or accenting your cooking atmosphere, there’s always an […]

Movies & TV Music

Westworld Season 3 Soundtrack: Covers Wish List

It’s finally here folks. Season three of my favorite show currently running–Westworld–returns to HBO tonight, and I could not be more excited for the continuation of Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy’s story about synthetic humans taking their place in the world. If you know me or follow my Instagram stories closely enough, you know I […]

Music Library

Mackens’ Music Library: Untitled College Playlist, Part 1

As I’ve recently mentioned on on Twitter, I’m making it a goal to write more about music in 2019 and beyond, and that means more than my single post in 2017 horrifically opened with the words, “what’s up fam.” I write a lot of emails for my full-time sales job, so I’d like to think […]


Return of the Mack

WHAT’S UP FAM?! (Photo Cred: Noisey) As you all know, I like music. Bit of a ‘music guy’. I like sharing and writing about music too, and so after a year-plus hiatus I’d like to get back at it. Hence the Mark Morrison reference. So to jump right in, let me give you my favorite […]

Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music Top 5

My Top Albums of 2015

Here it is, my 100th post for Mackens on Music. And what a better post to have the honor than a review of my favorite albums of 2015. This will probably be my last post on this WordPress site,  so I hope you all enjoy it! The following albums are listed in no particular ranking […]

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My Top Albums of 2014

This year I definitely listened to a lot more (and a wider variety of) music, which led to me not listening to a select few albums nearly as much as I did last year. Consequently, I have a list of my top 10 albums from this year, with only direction for you to listen for yourself. These albums are listed in […]

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My Top 5 Songs of 2014

While the songs I listened to most in 2014 reflect a different scope of music, my top songs of the year were enjoyed in perfect proportion, making each listen a valuable use of my time. They were not often on repeat, but they could have been quite easily. Each song deserves a listen, regardless of your tastes […]

Concert Recaps

Concert Recap: WRECKFAST Showcases Student Rappers, CATCH WRECK Collective

As an independent artist, the freedom you can have in how you share your music is unbelieveable, and the more creative you can be with it, the more loyal fans you’ll pull in. Independent music collective CATCH WRECK utilized their independent freedom and promotional creativity last weekend with WRECKFAST, a house party/basement concert featuring an […]

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Top 5 Tuesday: The Best Stadium Songs

While we’ve already experienced one disappointing week of college football (at least from a Badger’s standpoint), we can turn our sights on an easier schedule moving forward. Even better, the NFL regular season is right around the corner. To celebrate this, I bring you my favorite stadium songs. These are not all songs that I necessarily […]

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A Top 20 Album: Dookie by Green Day

Similar to Weezer’s Blue Album, Green Day’s Dookie turned 20 within the first half of this year, and it serves as yet another indicator of how great music was that year. In the California trio’s third studio album and major label debut, Green Day packs 15 tracks into under 40 minutes, making for a project with […]