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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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Record Machine: “Machinehead” by Bush

This 10 inch limited edition single from Bush is one of the first records I bought on my own, even though I didn’t own a record player at the time. There are three songs on it, and the amount I paid shook out to be roughly four bucks per song. Did I care? Of course […]

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Why 1994 Matters to Me: Part 2

Following up last week’s nostalgia trip is the last ten albums of 1994 that really stir up memories for me. This part of the list made me a little misty eyed again thinking about life and death. Thinking about mortality really gets to me sometimes and it’s been a hard week for me personally. 

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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: 2001

2001 is a hard one for me – not for lack of great music, but more because I was a depressed human making bad decisions during most of that year, and come that September, the national climate took its own downturn. The feels, man. Let’s have them.

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30 Years of Music: 1999

How did we get from 1983 to 1999 already? Time, you sneaky minx, let’s see what you have in musical riches this week.

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30 Years of Music: 1996

Much like 1995, 1996 is one of my favorite years to write about in this series. It holds a special place in my heart as the year that my music taste began to come into its own, and so much of what I listen to then, I still listen to quite often today. Maybe I’m […]

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30 Years of Music: 1994

What a great year 1994 was for music. Once again, I’ve found it nearly impossible to limit myself to just ten great songs and have instead picked fifteen while still leaving out so many that I hope we’ll talk about in the comments. Let’s start with some more pop tracks and finish with the rock […]

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter X

After a few weeks of jumbo-sized Alphabet Soup columns, somewhat predictably, The Letter X is a short one. We’re a bit punk rock this week.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter S

The Letter S is truly jumbo-sized this week. So, so many good songs start with this common letter, and even though I have a lot to talk about this week, believe me when I say that I am still holding back. We can gush in the comments instead.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter M

Friends, we are officially at the halfway point for this column. Let’s reward ourselves by rocking out and taking in the eye candy.

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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 “B”

Alphabet Soup is an ongoing project where I write glorified love letters to my favorite songs for each letter of the alphabet. This week, we cover the letter “B.” I include all sorts of decades this time, but what do you know, I’ve even got a newer song in there, too.

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Alphabet Soup: Favorite Songs for The Letter A

Alphabet Soup is an ongoing project during which I talk about my favorite songs from each letter of the alphabet, and the personal stories behind those songs, all in a satisfying Top 5 list. Let’s kick things off with The Letter A, which, with one exception, is so very 90s: