Tag Archives: Raphael Saadiq

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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10 pleasant surprises hidden in this year’s Grammy nominations

In a category usually dominated by schmaltzy duets, it’s a pleasure to see a stompin’, southern gothic, traditionalist shit-kicker like “Barton Hollow” nominated. 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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Newcomer’s Perspective: 10 favorite Bay Area acts I’ve discovered since moving here

It’s been a little more than six months since I relocated from Michigan to sometimes-sunny Oakland, and I’ve tried to delve into the local music scene. According to my obsessive cataloging of music in my iTunes library, there are roughly … Continue reading

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