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My 10 Favorite Summertime Albums

I can’t lie—I’ve been accused of wallowing in depressing music more than is probably healthy for a (moderately) well-adjusted person.  I consider myself both happy and positive (when I’m not reviewing a terrible movie), but my thirst for drama in music is often sated by tortured romanticism, sepulchral synths, self-paralyzing lyrics, the works. But it’s…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #32 Oasis

I sat down to my computer last week, ready to write the next entry in my Top 100. “Oasis? I can probably sum up my feelings in — what, 1200 words? 1500?” But, remember: I always a) underestimate things, and b) overdo things. So here I am sitting with almost 4000 words about one of my favorite…

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Oasis Retrospective 1996-2009: A sound so very loud that no one can hear

READ PART 1 OF THIS ARTICLE: Oasis Retrospective 1991-1995 During 1996, Oasis continued to blow up, selling out a quarter million-attendance concert and climbing the charts with each single. But the band was on the verge of combustion: Liam routinely skipped concerts for the hell of it, leaving Noel with vocal duties. Noel (not for the first…

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Mixtape: Favorite Non-Singles

In the fourth entry of our ongoing Mixtape series — in which one or more writers picks about twenty songs from under a single umbrella — we’re digging deep into some of our favorite non-singles from well-known artists. As always, we’ve included a Spotify playlist to listen to as you read. Someday’s Gone – All-American…

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My Top Five Albums – A Reflection

I have often thought about — and even attempted to draft — some sort of lengthy countdown of my favorite albums, but I keep talking myself out of it. For one, that would imply that my opinion is something worth examining closely by someone who may stumble on this site. This ain’t the Sight and…