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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 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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366TAS: 7:53 – Boards of Canada – Happy Cycling

Back in the good old days, bands were up front about where they came from. Boston was from Boston, Kansas was from Kansas, Chicago was from Chicago, Europe was from Europe (Sweden, to be specific). It was simple, life was … Continue reading

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366TAS: 7:52 – Massive Attack – Protection

Although several genres, including Britpop, neo-swing, ska and the countless indistinguishable “alternative” bands attained a certain level of popularity in the 90’s, my experience has been that when most people think of “90’s music”, the conversation typically focuses on grunge. … Continue reading

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