Record Machine: Odludek by Jimi Goodwin

Amazon’s mistake was my gain because I pre-ordered the CD version of Jimi Goodwin’s Odludek, and on the day of its release, I received the vinyl+download edition. I can always burn a CD for the car (for I am one of the last dinosaurs who still plays music such a manner), and now this column can talk about how bloody perfect this album is.

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30 Years of Music: 2009

We’re five weeks away from the end of this fair column, and the Aughts’ closing year provides us with musical riches. My picks are rather indie-tastic this time around, punctuated by a couple of pop radio favorites. Join me:

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30 Years of Music: 2005

Reviewing 2005 in music surprised me somewhat because I’d forgotten how many of my favorite albums were released that year. So please, let me metaphorically shove them into your hands.

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30 Years of Music: 2002

2002 was a strange year, musically, in that there was not a lot of music that really excited me at the time. Many of the songs featured this week are those I’ve discovered in retrospect, with a fair number of songs coming from a music collection other than my own. Still, many of my usual favorites manage to sneak their way in, so let’s get started:

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter W

Indulge me while I get rather introspective in this jumbo-sized installment of Alphabet Soup.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter K

The Letter K might present more of a challenge this week, save for all the songs that start with “Kiss.”  (Though if any of you pick “Kiss From a Rose” by Seal, Imma just shake my head and say, “It’s okay. Middle school nostalgia. I feel ya.”) So let’s get going with this K extravaganza:

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