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Best pop songs of 2018 mix
Last post , I presented my top six albums of 2018. But there were plenty of new songs in 2018 not on those albums that I would recommend checking out. I made a Spotify playlist and some brief comments about each track (in no particular order). Spotify play...
Best pop songs of 2018 mix
Best pop songs of 2018 mix
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My favorite new pop music albums of 2018
So, yeah, still bad at posting on the blog in 2018, but that doesn't mean I have stopped listening critically to music! I listened to 67 albums new to me this year, and 41 of those albums came out in 2018 (and I very rarely listened to an album only once). ...
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It was 1 year ago today...Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans
One year ago, a duo called Pallette-Swap Ninja did the unthinkable—they merged two of the most well-loved and influential pieces of media of the last 50 years into one seamless whole. They did this by  completely rewriting the lyrics to all the songs from t...
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Failure to critique hyper-masculinity in the Killers’ “The Man”
One of the top-selling albums of 2017 was The Killers’ Wonderful Wonderful , which debuted no. 1 on the billboard charts in late September. The lead single on the album was “The Man”, released back in June 2017. “The Man” is a great song, with a catchy rhyt...
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Best pop songs of 2017 mix
Last post , I presented my top six albums of 2017. But there were plenty of new songs this year not on those albums that I would recommend checking out. I made a Spotify playlist and some brief comments about each track (in no particular order): Spotify pl...
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My favorite new pop music albums of 2017
It's been a while since I last posted, but now is a good time to catch up and review music from this past year. I’m going to stick with popular music for this post, mostly because that is what I’ve been listening to the most, and thanks to a trial of Amazon...
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Album Review: HAIM, Something to Tell You
When I listened to HAIM’s 2013 first album Days Are Gone for the first time, I was enjoying myself too much to examine what the music was actually doing. 3.5 years later, Days Are Gone still sounds as fresh as it did when I first heard it—it still is in my ...
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Parody and copyright, pt. 2: When the copyright owner holds all the chips
Last March, I wrote about my experience posting a parody music video on YouTube. I got some encouragement from my readers to dispute EMI’s copyright claim to the music video, and so I went ahead and submitted my dispute. When I entered the dispute process, ...
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Program Notes: Motets and Cantatas of Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn
Once again, I have written some short program notes for an Oahu Choral Society concert and I'm posting the notes
here. Enjoy, and if happen to live on Oahu, please come to the concert
this Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:30pm at St. Andrew's Cathedral in ...
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What happens when you post a parody video on YouTube? Copyright, that’s what
When fake lyrics are better than real lyrics More than six months ago, I posted a YouTube video that had been at least two years in the making. Around 2014, a misheard a phrase in Taio Cruz’s pop hit “Dynamite.” “Gotta let go” changed to “Galileo” ( a leap ...
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