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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #98 Rolling Stone

Back in my college house, we had a rule: Don’t mention Rolling Stone! You see, my friend Jack and I had a recurring argument (that sometimes would drag on for hours) about whether Rolling Stone — particularly their Top 500 Songs and Albums lists — are worthwhile sources of music analysis and evaluation or steaming…

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Brian Terrill’s 100 Film Favorites – #57: “Titanic”

100 Film Favorites – #57: Titanic (James Cameron, 1997) Yeah. Titanic made it on this list. Big whoop. Wanna fight about it? The sad tale of the Titanic’s maiden voyage proved forever that when radio is in its infancy, and you’re in ice-cold water 12,000 feet deep, rushing headlong into an uncharted field of icebergs…

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Emancipator – Soon It Will Be Cold Enough: Off the beaten path

Emancipator’s “Soon It Will Be Cold Enough” goes down smooth much the same way albums like Metallica’s “Saint Anger” and Nirvana’s “In Utero” don’t.  Perhaps the only aspect of the piece that makes it hard to digest, certainly for casual music listeners, is a lack of context surrounding the experience.  The not-quite-techno, not-quite-electronica, not-quite-experimental rock…