Category: Music

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Songs!

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Saturday Spins: Jack White

Jack White said that the inspiration for the songs on this record come from short stories and plays he wrote and later unearthed in his attic.

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In Which Modern Rap Remains King

Kanye got that he couldn’t have a traditional rap album and instead pressed ahead with a work that’s lyrically, harmonically, and physically coherent.

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Saturday Spins: Ryan Adams

This album release is credited as a solo Ryan Adams record, however, musically it is a Ryan Adams & The Cardinals record through and through.

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Saturday Spins: Big Star

I discovered Big Star later on after they were championed by some of my favorite artists like Ryan Adams and Mike Viola

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Saturday Spins: The Grateful Dead

In 1970 the Grateful Dead released two albums in the space of four months drenched in folk-rock and Americana. One of these albums is American Beauty.

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Sunday Spins: Wilco

I did receive a consolation prize with my Wilco order though: a plain black number 2 pencil with “ODE TO JOY” carved into the wood.

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Saturday Spins: Sturgill Simpson

Sound & Fury is decidedly not a country album in any way. That is what makes it and Sturgill so great.This is also where the divisiveness sets in…

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Saturday Spins: Rancid Ska

This week I will be covering punk rock outfit Rancid. The twist is the randomizer spit out an official/unofficial compilation of their best ska tracks.

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Heisenberg’s Billboard

’90s music is messed up for the same reason my suburban Seattle city isn’t the most dangerous city in the United States.  And that reason colors everything you consume on the internet

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Saturday Spins: The Go

On this week’s edition of the soon-to-be-popular Saturday Spins, a new release, really a reissue, by the little-known garage rock outfit, The Go.

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Saturday Spins

Gather round y’all and prepare to take a perambulatory adventure through the deep south on this edition of Saturday Spins!

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Saturday Spins

In order to put my ~600 LPs and EPs to good use, and to continue my war against streaming music and other low-quality ways to digest music, I have conceived the idea of reviewing...

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Alive Again, Following Dreams

Runrig made, in my estimation, the perfect album with In Search of Angels. Most albums devolve into sulking or into joyful noise or rather serious introspection. It’s hard to find the right mix without being discordant.

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Oh no…it’s the Chicken Dance!

Even though the ceremonies differed, the one constant in the celebration is the wedding reception. Specifically, the music.

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A Timeless Box Full of Whistles

The story of Handel, a young Mozart, a Dutch church, Johnny Cash, and holding my kids hand, all set to the subtle sounds of a pipe organ.

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