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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Commenters

I have a few more posts to close out 2010 material, but one thing I noticed was the increase in comments last year. Sadly it was still low, but I am grateful for each of you who left a musing, complaint, praise, suggestion, etc. I don’t expect to hit comment levels of Nahright or 2dopeboyz, […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #15 – #6

15. The National – Terrible Love Sometimes, the best songs are the sad ones. Matt Berringer and company crafted an epic jam about a deeply troubled man. “It takes an ocean not to break” could be interpreted a lot of ways, but sounds a lot like alcoholism to me. 14. Tennis – Marathon Tennis is […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Tracks of the Year #27-#16

As we continue on with my favorite tracks of 2010…..#27-#16 27. The Black Keys – Everlasting Light Man likes woman. Man tells her why he should be with woman. Nothing mind blowing lyrically, but Dan Auerbach and Pat Carney don’t need to be. The opening track from Brothers expands on their drum and guitar blues […]

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2010 Wrap-Up: Top Albums of the Year #1-#5

The rest of the best according to my ears in 2010. Be sure to leave your disagreements, agreements, top 5, 10 or whatever you’d like in the comments. 1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Probably the best album of Kanye’s career and certainly the best of 2010. In the past, Mr. West’s […]

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Thursday Linkage: NPR Spring Preview, LCD Soundsytem, J. Cole and more

Picture via POD A) NPR has certainly stepped up its music section over the past 2 years. Further evidence comes via All Songs Considered’s Spring Music Preview. The NPR crew discusses artists I’ve mentioned here (The Black Keys, The National, The New Pornographers), but also others like Josh Ritter, The Mynabirds and The Fresh and […]

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Festivalist ’10: Pitchfork Music Festival – Chicago, IL – July 16th-18th

What: Pitchfork Music Festival When: July 16th to 18th Where: Union Park, Chicago, IL Headliners: Modest Mouse, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement Line-Up Highlights: Raekwon, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs, Here We Go Magic, Sleigh Bells Tickets: 3 day passes were a paltry $90, but sold out 2 months earlier than last year. Daily passes are […]

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Festivalist ’10: Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival – Manchester, TN – June 10-13

What: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival When: June 10th-13th Where: Manchester, TN Headliners: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer Line-Up Highlights: Damian Marley & Nas, Norah Jones, John Fogerty, Rise Against, Daryl Hall & Chromeo, The National, Kid Cudi, Martin Sexton, Jay Electronica, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Tokyo Police Club Tickets: 4 […]