Category Archives: Music

2019 in Review: The Best Albums

This is probably the last year I’m going to publish a list like this. A lot of new music hasn’t held much interest for me, as I’ve been far more into exploring all the great music of the past. So enjoy this … Continue reading

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2019 in Review: The Best Songs

Sometimes, making my best albums list can feel like a chore. There’s so much music out there, and narrowing it down to my 10 favorites sometimes feels pointless. But I often feel like my best songs list is better representative … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Film Music

Like cinematography, it seemed like there was more great film music than ever this decade. That made picking these Top 5’s harder than usual. I already wrote at length about how great Hans Zimmer’s Interstellar score was, so I’m setting … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Music Videos

While the music video has basically disappeared from any place of prominence, plenty of filmmakers crafted short and long-form pieces that stunned me. Beyoncé – Lemonade Directors: Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Instantly iconic, this defined the term “visual album” and … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Albums – Honorable Mentions

There were still plenty more albums that didn’t make my Top 50. So here are 15 superlatives, along with an additional 50 honorable mentions. Best Epitaph for a Genre Girl Talk – All Day It seemed like Gregg Gillis would release albums … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Albums, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Read Part 1 here. The National – High Violet The Cincinnati band’s best album of the decade – sorry, fans of Trouble Will Find Me – meshed all their gifts into one … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Albums, Part 1

Even as the album faded as a cultural force this decade – recently, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie’s Hoodie SZN sold only 749 true copies to earn a No. 1 slot on the Billboard chart – there were still plenty of artists … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Worst Songs

Even as radio faded as a source of importance, it was still extremely difficult to avoid these terrible songs. Listen to a Spotify playlist of these songs here, if you dare. AJR feat. Rivers Cuomo – “Sober Up” Rock radio really … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Songs, Part 4

This is Part 4 of a four-part series. Read Part 1 here, Part 2 here and Part 3 here. Listen to a Spotify playlist of these songs here. Seryn – “Disappear” In their brief time, this Denton band produced a lot … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Songs, Part 3

This is Part 3 of a four-part series. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Listen to a Spotify playlist of these songs here. M83 – “Outro” From the album Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming While “Midnight City” became the default … Continue reading

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