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Record Machine: Top 5 Lindsey Buckingham Songs

After writing about Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie songs, I couldn’t very well leave out Lindsey Buckingham’s contributions to Fleetwood Mac. So let’s get to five of my favorite songs from the man himself.

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Record Machine: Thriller by Michael Jackson

In a mere nine songs, Michael Jackson made a masterpiece. This is more or less undisputed. Let us talk about one of the most prized records in my collection.

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Record Machine: Top 5 Christine McVie Songs

In honor of Christine McVie returning to Fleetwood Mac and the start of the band’s extensive touring schedule, let’s talk about some of my favorite songs from the British singer.

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Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “While We’re Young”

Bob Thompson, inventor of “Space Age Pop,” recorded this piece of music with the Bob Thompson Orchestra and the Bob Thompson Chorus. Chill out, Bob Thompson, we know it’s all about you.

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Record Machine: “Time of the Season” by The Zombies

My first thought when playing this 1968 single is that the A-side and the B-side almost sound like two different bands. The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” is a well-known, somewhat moody song, and the flip, “Friends of Mine,” could be mistaken for a twee modern band.

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We Try It: SodaStream for Diet Soda Lovers

A while back, we ran a review of the SodaStream by BaseballChica, who is not a diet soda drinker. I am composed of roughly 17% Diet Coke, and I consider myself more than a drinker; I’m a connoisseur.

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The Five Best Artists/Bands You Might Not Be Listening To

1. Pop Pick: Allison Weiss Weiss got her start where new acts do these days, on the YouTubes. I fell in love with her adorably earnest cover of Bright Eyes’ “First Day of My Life.” It was a love deep enough to prompt me to try some of her original stuff. For your starter pack, […]

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As-Yet-Unnamed Music Column: Camera Obscura

HEY Y’ALL. Buckle up, because today we’re off to what is arguably the best country in the world–that’s right, Scotland! Camera Obscura, named for a fantastic tourist destination in Edinburgh, is here to knock your bobby sox off.

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We Try It: Sodastream

A few months ago, I finally caved and picked up a Sodastream home soda maker. I’d been lusting after one for a while but couldn’t talk myself into spending that much money. But when even my small appliance-averse husband suggested I stop talking about it and just get it already, I figured it was about […]

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Songs of the Summer

We as a society are pretty attached to the idea of a theme song for each summer, as evidenced by the fact that every summer in recent memory has had its Big Song.