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Top five songs with the word ‘love’ in the title

1. Love Will Tear Us Apart – Joy Division 2. Elevator Love Letter – Stars 3. Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits 4. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles 5. All You Need is Love – The Beatles … Continue reading

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Even if it is the best I gave

Without Pain - Rogue Wave My favorite type of music is basically ‘sad boys with guitars singing about their feelings.’ Coincidentally, that’s precisely the sort of music that Rogue Wave make.  And yet, I’ve never quite fallen for them.  I’ve liked … Continue reading

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Its liquidity, its ceaseless overlapping

Condensedindents - She, Sir Back in the halcyon days of the blog, I fell all over myself with love for a song by She, Sir.  It’s now been the better part of a decade since I wrote that post, but they … Continue reading

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What if we’re just passing through time

No One Knows Nothing Anymore - Billy Bragg Billy Bragg doesn’t change much over the years.  You know basically what you’ll get: some populism, some perfectly drawn emotional portraits, and a nice little bit of humor.  I rarely love his records, but … Continue reading

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I’m getting too old to be calling names

Hit Me – Mystikal It’s always a bit weird taking in the art of morally-dubious folks. Obviously, that idea is very much in the news these days with the latest rounds of general horribleness re: Woody Allen. And I’ve plenty … Continue reading

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Reaching up, reaching how far no one knows

Skyscraper Souls feat. Freedom Fry – Chordashian Ignore the terrible band name, and take a big bite of glorious electro-pop. It walks the line nicely between dance groove and introspective motility, making it well suited for either strutting on the … Continue reading

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You’re better off dead

No One’s Gonna Know - Tristen She apparently got some stick from the Nashville types for going pop with this record, but for my money she sounds much better dipping into the synthy waters than she did as a more straightforward … Continue reading

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Make me dance, I want to surrender

Hi all.  After a few restful weeks visiting family for the holidays, going to Mexico to read books in hammocks, and generally recharge my batteries, I’m back and ready to get back posting.  For a while that will probably just … Continue reading

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Top 30 albums of 2013

What a glorious year for music. There were so many great records this year that I literally didn’t have enough time to listen to them all. I’m including 30 albums on my list this year, every one of which is … Continue reading

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I’ve got a feeling this year’s for me and you

Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues Merry Christmas from Clear Lake, CA – where the sun is out and the ducks are quietly resting on the lake. Only 11 months until my list of the top 10 Christmas songs becomes … Continue reading

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