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Record Machine: “Euphoria, Take My Hand”/ “Georgia, Walk With Me” by Glasvegas

Without a doubt, Glasvegas is one of my favorite bands. I’ve written about them numerous times here at P-Mag, and one of these days, I’ll catch one of their gigs. There is something wholly transcendent about their music that makes me simultaneously want to do nothing but let it wash over me, yet also start […]

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High Fives: Sara Habein

I had the pleasure to discuss music with one of my favorite people in the world, our own Sara Habein. We know how much I love lists and rankings, and it seems that having a discussion about music and adding rankings to things is right up my alley. I had so much fun having a little […]

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30 Years of Music, The Bonus Round: 1982

Oh, you thought we were done with 30 Years of Music last week, did you? Why, no! Of course we need a bonus round. Because I started this column near the end of 2012, 30 years from that point would be 1982, so it’s only fitting to bring myself back for one more retro round. […]

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30 Years of Music: 2013 (So Far)

Yes, it does seem a bit silly to talk about 2013 in music when it’s only halfway done and dusted, but already I’ve heard some really excellent tunes. We’ve got a sturdy Top 10 this time, in no particular order, of all the songs that have excited me the most.

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30 Years of Music: 2011

2011 became the year when so many of my favorites decided to have new releases, and it became a very happy listening time. In some ways, it’s difficult to say which song from the following fifteen is my favorite, but once you reach the end, it will be obvious to anyone who has followed my […]

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30 Years of Music: 2008

2008 was a pretty outstanding year for music, filled with a lot of my old favorites and also debuts from musicians with which I fell in love. Get your singalong voice ready, for it is time to attend Rock ‘n Roll Church.

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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 L

Oh, The Letter L is a good one this week because I am sharing some of my All-Time Favorite Songs, of any letter. In some ways, it was difficult to articulate why these songs make all the right parts of my brain light up, and it’s tempting to just say, “Well, listen! It’s obvious,” but […]

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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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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter G

Look at us, reaching The Letter G in favorite-song-goodness already! This week, I talk about one of my all-time favorite songs of any letter, semi-cheat on my own rules, talk about the difference between live sets and studio albums, and mention that historical artifact, The Virgin Megastore. Get in!

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for the Letter “F”

This week’s glorified love letter to favorite songs reaches The Letter “F,” for which I get a little bit ’90s (as is my wont), but we’re mostly hanging out in the early aughts. As usual, we’ve got love, we’ve got heartbreak, and also, just a splash of lusty business. Mee-yow. Let’s get to it:

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter E

I had to think about this one a little bit, I must admit. The Letter E does not seem so difficult on the surface, but once I started digging around my music collection, I realized that songs do not commonly begin with it. Still, we’ve got a nice roundup of excellent tunes for you this […]