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The 100 Best Albums of 2012

Vinyl, CD, MP3, Spotify, etc. Take your pick, bust most of us around here prefer vinyl whenever possible, only because when we listen to a song like Brandi Carlile’s “Hard Way Home,” we can really feel it via our turntables. What’s important, though, is that you find music that suits you. And here are the … Read more

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The 100 Best Songs of 2012

Artwork credit: Alyssa Shapkoff Well, here we are again. To say we’ve listened to every release in 2012 would be a lie. We probably haven’t even listened to every genre. But, still, we feel lists are important because of discovery, and not because of what we think is best, or what you think is better. … Read more

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Our Most Anticipated Albums (Quarter 2)

Bear In Heaven album art courtesy of Dead Oceans/Hometapes There is just waaaaay too much record release action in Quarter 2 for us to pick only 25 albums. So, this time around, we’re scrapping the usual format for this post and going balls out by listing the humongous list of albums coming out in the … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Reptar – Sebastian

Here in Saint Louis, Missouri, we are currently enjoying an almost 70 degree day in February. Yup, I’m sitting near an open window with nary a sleeve to warm my pasty arms. It’s good for the soul. That’s why it’s so apropos that this new jam from Reptar (former recipent of Jam of the Day … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 75 – 51

Check out songs 100-76. And keep up with the list on Spotify here. 75 The Kill Van Kulls – Lost and Found [buy the single] [more Kill Van Kulls on Speakers] 74 WILD FLAG – Boom [buy the album] [more WILD FLAG on Speakers] 73 Noah and the Whale – L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N. [buy the album] 72 Gauntlet Hair … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Reptar – Stuck In My Id

Ask anyone who operates a music blog about the experience, and they will tell you it’s a taxing and tedious job. There are the obvious job hazards like carpel tunnel syndrome, dry and irritated eyes, and headphone headaches. It’s hard goddamn work. But the real, and secret danger in music blogging is opening an email, … Read more