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Top 10 Ani DiFranco songs

Ani DiFranco burst out in 1990 with a self-titled album of complex, beautiful, haunting songs characterized by a unique guitar picking style and an evocative lyrical style. Ever since, she’s spent three prolific decades experimenting with an impressive array of musical … Continue reading

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The 10 best Christmas songs

10. Happy XMas (War is Over) – John and Yoko Sure, it’s a little hokey, but who cares? It has endured where so many other ephemeral songs have faded in part because the message remains just as vibrant and necessary as … Continue reading

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Top 10 breakup songs

No Children – The Mountain Goats Everything Reminds Me of Her – Elliott Smith Which are better: songs about falling love or songs about breaking up? I got to thinking about this because I’ve been putting together these top 10 lists for … Continue reading

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Top 10 Carissa’s Wierd songs

My favorite band is The Beatles. There are probably tens (if not hundreds) of millions of people who agree with me there.  But my second favorite band hasn’t even been heard of by a million people. Carissa’s Wierd only released … Continue reading

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Top 10 Paul Simon songs

I’m calling this a list of my favorite Paul Simon songs, but these are almost exclusively Simon and Garfunkel songs. To be honest, I’ve never been a particularly big fan of Simon’s solo work. He’s got plenty of nice songs … Continue reading

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Top 10 Tom Petty songs

This is a pretty diverse list, with some of his big hits, and a few that are pretty minor parts of the catalogue. Eight different albums make it into the top 10 (with one album placing three in the top … Continue reading

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Top 10 Bruce Springsteen songs

There’s a long history of American storytelling, stretching back through folk heroes like Woody Guthrie to authors like Steinbeck and the people who moved out to homesteads on the frontier, braving the cold and the wild all in the hopes … Continue reading

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Top 10 Modest Mouse songs

Mandatory disclaimer: these are simply my favorites.  I make no claim about the objective list of their ‘best’ songs.  I can only tell you what I like.  Regular readers will not be surprised to see their work from the 90s … Continue reading

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