30 Songs I Liked in 2016

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I know this is extremely late, but better late than never, right? Here are my top 30 songs of 2016, listed in alphabetical order by artist, with a limit of one per artist. More

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My Favourite Albums of 2011

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Being busy with real life, I haven’t had a chance to listen to much new music in 2011. Moreover, I was disappointed in a lot of new music right off the bat (e.g. Incubus’ If Not Now, When?; dredg’s Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy; Bon Iver’s self-titled), and I grew tired of other albums (e.g. The Sounds’ Something To Die For; Death Cab For Cutie’s Codes and Keys). That being said, I did want to single out the four albums that I really enjoyed this year. I’m not going to rank them all, but I will crown one of them “album of the year.” The list follows after the jump. More

5 Awesome Songs: Vol. 14, “Earthy” Songs

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You know the kind of songs I’m talking about: songs with deep guitars; vaguely bluesy or folksy songs; songs that sound like they were built from the earth. But rather than featuring a list full of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young songs, here are 5 “earthy” songs by bands that don’t typically dabble in such music. More