I’m Melanie Darling. I’m an avid reader, writer, and music listener. I’m a former radio DJ, I play various instruments (I don’t claim to be talented), and I studied philosophy at McDaniel College. I enjoy writing reviews for albums in my spare time, and I always like to make mixes. My taste is eclectic, but I mainly listen to independent music including folk, alternative-country, hip hop, experimental, electronic, 80’s new wave and post-punk, 90’s alternative rock and emo, and various types of indie rock, etc. My music reviews are merely my own opinions and personal taste, so please do not be offended if I criticize an album harshly or if my opinion differs from yours. I like to believe that music is subjective.