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Best Reissues 2017

  Neil Young / Hitchhiker Stoned, 70’s-prime Neil just blowing off 10 songs into a recorder.  As an animal this is Neil’s natural habitat, and the ease at which he rattles off classics and unheard songs is incredible.   Can … Continue reading

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Best new music 2017

Julie Byrne / Not Even Happiness These songs contain the perfect combination of elements to slowly floor me every single time I hear them.  This music sounds woody, aged and resonant.  Probably the album I listened to the most this … Continue reading

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Best Reissues 2016

Big Star / Complete Third More mythos undone.  Three versions of everything: demo, rough, finished.  This album has always been portrayed as a sort-of-flung-together album, but hearing these songs in earlier forms really showcases the strength of Chilton’s songwriting.  Does … Continue reading

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Best new music 2016

A Tribe Called Quest / We Got it From Here What a way to go out!  Rap often has the benefit (sometimes hinderance) of currency, but i can’t remember a record that hit so perfectly at the exact right time. … Continue reading

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Best New Music 2015

(No real order, but most of these were played far more than plenty…) Moon Duo / Shadow of the Sun Moon Duo kinda just do one particular thing, but they do it sooooo good. Tame Impala / Currents Gone are … Continue reading

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Best Reissues 2015

(older stuff where they’ve turned the bass up and charged me twice…) Punk 45 / Burn Rubber City, Burn! Man this series is fun!  Half of this stuff you might know and other half is ultra-obscure wackiness.  Micro-blasts that remind … Continue reading

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White God (2014)

Finally got to see Kornél Mundruczó‘s 2014 film: White God last night: Benji it is not. Here’s the quickest and most accurate synopsis (via Wikipedia): “The film follows the mixed-breed dog Hagen who moves, along with his guardian Lili, in with Lili’s … Continue reading

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Best New Music of 2014

(Again, no real order, see last year’s here.) Iceage / Plowing Into the Fields of Love Third album from this most exciting of bands.  They stretch out without losing anything.  The palette is slightly different this time around, but with … Continue reading

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Best Reissues of 2014

(Again, no real order.  See last year’s here.) Various / The Sound of Siam Volume 2 Again, something about this music overpowers me, I know it sounds silly, but I can’t really even rationally talk about it.  You investigate…. Bob … Continue reading

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How ill was the Sherm ? pt. II

So I’m watching Soul Train re-runs with the kids on Saturday morning, which is pretty normal. It’s an episode from the early 90’s (not prime period), and Stacy Lattisaw is the guest. I’m getting pretty bored by her robotic-smooth-electro-ballads, when the following occurs: Continue reading

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