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Rankstravaganza 2013: My 30 Favorite Songs of the Year

Once again, I’m turning this in a few days past deadline. No matter! It’s still not too late to celebrate 2013, which in my musical estimation was a year of songwriters singing about specific places, of longer-than-long-awaited follow-ups, of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza: My 15 favorite albums of 2011

The album is dead. Long live the album. Increasingly, my listening habits tend to revolve around individual tracks, so I tried to adjust my year-end list-making accordingly by making My 30 Favorite Tracks of 2011 the primary entry in this … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza: My 30 favorite tracks of 2011

I don’t know about you, but for me, 2011 was not a year of discovery. Most of the songs that bubbled their way to the top of my most-played tracks from last year were by bands I already knew and … Continue reading

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Halftime Report: My favorite 15 tracks of 2011 thus far

I realize I may need to turn in my official Snobby Blogger membership card, but the iTunes play-count function doesn’t lie. Continue reading

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Report From the Show (with photos): Okkervil River, Titus Andronicus and Julianna Barwick at the Fox Theater in Oakland, 06.22.11

I can never quite figure out whether I love Okkervil River or just like Okkervil River. I always think the Austin, Texas, indie rock band’s albums are great on first listen, but after a year or so, there are usually … Continue reading

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Amazon MP3 Store begs the question: How much Gregorian chant is too much?

Ninety-nine essential Gregorian chants??? I would argue that the number of Gregorian chants any music collection requires is one at most. Any more than that is inessential. Continue reading

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Going On Sale: System of a Down, Josh Groban and other major Bay Area concerts

Oh, your mom is going to looooove this edition of Going On Sale (the bestest, most comprehensivest, easiestest-to-use listing of recently announced Bay Area concerts). How will she ever choose between seeing Josh Groban or Rod Stewart croon his way … Continue reading

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