We are excited to share that our team has expanded once again with the very welcome addition of Liz Itkowsky. Liz’s wide-ranging musical tastes and knowledge, coupled with her sharp wit and wry sense of humor, will fit in quite nicely here at Albumism. “Music websites and music sharing have democratized the record store culture of the past, creating a community for those who didn’t already have access,” Liz explains. “The effect of hearing an album is so much more profound when paired with written analysis or a discussion, and I have so much to say!”
We encourage the Albumism community to stay tuned for much more from Liz, and in the meantime, check out her debut article, a candid and cogent review of The Killers’ new album Wonderful Wonderful.
More about Liz:
Liz Itkowsky is a writer, poet and record collector. Growing up in ballet classes, Liz learned to appreciate music at a very young age. A plunge into the emo scene of early 2000s Worcester, MA, along with mixtapes from well-intentioned boyfriends introduced her to indie music. Now her taste ranges from Detroit house to shoegaze. Riot grrrls are her spiritual guides and she dreams of one day starting a record label for punk chicks without cash. She currently lives and writes in Somerville, MA with her fiancé and very good dog.
Liz’s 5 Favorite Albums of All Time:
Bob Dylan | The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (1963)
Rilo Kiley | Take Offs and Landings (2001)
Sleater-Kinney | Dig Me Out (1997)
The Smiths | The Queen Is Dead (1986)
The Velvet Underground | Loaded (1970)