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The Top 30 Albums of 2016

2016 was an all-around rotten year in so many ways. Beloved celebrity deaths, worldwide geopolitical turmoil, the Pirates were terrible while the @#$%! Cubs won the World Series. To top it all off, it was such a difficult year for … Continue reading

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The Top 30 Albums of 2015

The trappings of the holiday season are numerous and familiar: family, parades, travel, fancy dinners, pleasant 70 degree weather all along the east coast… oh wait, that last one is just this year. But nestled in between Thanksgiving and the … Continue reading

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The Top 30 Albums of 2014

Rock is dead. At least so I’m told. With country, EDM, hip hop, R&B and perhaps even pop music all more popular than ever (and coalescing into the monogenre), there seems to be a widespread belief that guitar rock is … Continue reading

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The Top 50 Albums of 2013

[I had meant to publish this about a month ago, but writing up blurbs about 50 albums proved to take much more time than I had available. So instead of being posted “on time”, it’s “late” … but all that … Continue reading

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366TAS: Beyond 7:55

The trip from 1:50 to 7:55 is complete and we’ve enjoyed a bunch of great music across all of those times. Early in the year, I mentioned some of the better songs shorter than 1:50. Obviously, there’s a limited set … Continue reading

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366TAS: 7:55 – Stereolab – Metronomic Underground

As the 366TAS project comes to a close today, I’ve saved (one of) the best for last. Stereolab is one of my very favorite bands. A framed copy of one of their albums hangs on my wall, one of their … Continue reading

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366TAS: 7:54 – VHS or Beta – Solid Gold

I wonder if you were to take a survey of kids in college today, how many of them would understand what would be up for decision when asked to choose between VHS or Beta. I mean, they probably haven’t heard … Continue reading

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