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The Anniversary Albums Project: Best of 2020

New music has lost a lot of hold on me over the last few years. And two years ago I decided that instead of trying to keep up with it all, I’d look back at music history and listen to … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Songs

While I felt like I had no time to keep up with new albums, the initial version of this list stretched to 80 songs. But I was still able to whittle it down to 50 tracks. You can hear them … Continue reading

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2020 in Review: The Best Albums

10. The Chicks – Gaslighter It’s been 14 years since the band formerly known as the Dixie Chicks released an album, but they’re still filled with righteous fury. Instead of shitty presidents, their targets are abusive exes and the people … Continue reading

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The Anniversary Albums Project: Best of 2019

New music has lost a lot of hold on me over the last few years. And last year I decided that instead of trying to keep up with it all, I’d look back at music history and listen to the … Continue reading

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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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