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Rankstravaganza 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Songs of the Year

The past year was nothing if not a “low-flying panic attack” … . Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza 2015: My 25 favorite songs of the year

Ha! You thought this blog was done for. Surprise! I’m back. (Fair warning, though: There might not be another post until New Year’s Eve 2016. I am, however, staying somewhat active with posting both music- and planning-related stuff on this … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza 2014: My 30 favorite songs of the year

I basically haven’t posted anything new to this blog since my 2013 year-end roundup. It’s been a busy year full of new challenges and responsibilities, but I’ve continued to listen to new music and compulsively keep track of what got … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Elsewhere on the Web: My “Bay Area Mixtape 2013″ featured on the official Avenue Live blog

I meant to do a post as part of my End of the Year Rankstravaganza specifically focused on Bay Area bands and musicians. Of course, I didn’t get around to it. As it got later and later in January, I … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza 2013: My 5 Favorite Albums of the Year

I only did a countdown of five albums this year, rather than what has been the customary 15. Beyond these five, I wasn’t convinced that I truly loved the other albums I listened to in 2013. I might end up … Continue reading

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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 2012

What can I say? My favorite albums contain my favorite songs. Go figure. Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza: My 30 Favorite Tracks of 2012

Here is this year’s obligatory list-making, by the numbers: 3 Bay Area acts 6 solo female artists 2 re-united ’90s bands A ton of vaguely folky indie rock—no surprise Just 2 hip-hop tracks—I apologize 1 song that actually got some … 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 10 favorite tracks of 2011 by Bay Area acts

I’ve only had a year and some change to really immerse myself in the Bay Area music scene, and I’m still feeling my way around and discovering new things daily. So I would never dare to say the following tracks … Continue reading

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