Category Archives: Music

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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2010s in Review: The Best Songs, Part 2

This is Part 2 of a four-part series. Read Part 1 here. Listen to a Spotify playlist of these songs here. Father John Misty – “Bored in the U.S.A.” From the album I Love You, Honeybear Sure, Father John Misty is … Continue reading

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2010s in Review: The Best Songs, Part 1

Even more than the 2000s, this decade became focused on individual tracks and mixes. Albums faded almost entirely, even though my list of the best albums is quite long. But I once again found room for 100 tracks that stuck … Continue reading

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Oscar Picks: 13 Nov 2019

The accelerated schedule for the next Academy Awards seems to have caught some studios off-guard. A late start can have more dire consequences than usual, and some awards hopefuls will miss a lot of precursors as they’re tinkering with the … Continue reading

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