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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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Halftime Report: My 15 favorite songs of 2013 thus far

Weird, right? The year’s already half over. I say this every July, but this year really and truly has been zipping by even faster than the normal zippiness. So far in 2013, I’ve only made a couple of new discoveries … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Nanobots” by They Might Be Giants

In short, “Nanobots” is everything that TMGB fans have come to expect from the band, which is still engineering insidiously catchy little songs out of pop melodies, heady topics and peculiar humor. 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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Racking Up Plays: “Canajoharie” by They Might Be Giants

if you’re wondering whether the Johns still can still write a popular anthem for the unpopular crowd, look no further than this evolutionary epic off the band’s 15th album, Join Us. Continue reading

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