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I am the son and heir of nothing in particular
I am the son and heir of nothing in particular

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The Top 150 Songs of 2016
I like songs and artists that sound like they should be popular, and deserve to be popular, but mostly are not that popular. I started with over 300 songs I quite liked this year, and somehow managed to narrow it down to a whopping 150. Some of them have sy...
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The 100 Best Albums of 2016
Every year, when I start thinking about year-end music lists, I wonder who am I actually making a list for and why do I do this? Then I remember being 8 years old and using my parents' old school type writer to type out top 10 lists related to any number of...
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2016 High Fives - Aussie Rules
For the amount of Australian music that seems to get attention, to varying degrees, in North American circles each year, it feels like the artists have a disproportionately high batting average for being awesome. Case is point, I had about six Aussie albums...
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2016 High Fives: Females Rule
Once upon a time I was probably as guilty as anyone of splitting artists into "the best male artist" or "the best female artist" categories of this or that. You still see it all the time and it does a disservice to all performers, since there is absolutely ...
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2016 High Fives: Post Punking
Every year I expect that the kids are going to stop caring about Joy Division. Yet every year, a new crop of gloomy punk kids do their homework and make records full of shrugged shoulders, tuneful bass lines and top shelf hooks. If there are 3-4 musical swe...
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2016 High Fives - Rap Traxx
There is a risk with every year that passes, of becoming the old guy who thinks all new rap is terrible. You hear old guys say it, and they sound like old guys. I never want to sound like an old guy about anything, but especially music. That said, I have al...
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2016 High Fives - Hand Claps
In anticipation of, and as part of the inevitable preparation for year-end music list season (the best season), I thought it could be fun to put together some posts with random topics, that capture five albums, groups, artists, videos or songs that were fun...
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Halftime Report: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (so far)
I went through this same exercise at this time last year. It was good fun, other people seemed to dig it, and it helped me to make sense of all the great music happening, even just six months into the music year. Most of the albums I liked three months into...
Halftime Report: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (so far)
Halftime Report: The 25 Best Albums of 2016 (so far)
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The Best Music of 2016...the First Three Months
There are still some heavy hitters like Radiohead and PJ Harvey with new albums expected to drop in the next few months, but in the meantime, there has been some pretty solid music arrive here already in the first quarter...that's Q1 for any business types ...
The Best Music of 2016...the First Three Months
The Best Music of 2016...the First Three Months
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25 Best 90s Britpop Songs
I say this a lot, and have probably said it here any number of times, but the internet has been the great equalizer for people who think they know a lot about music. I used to think I knew more about music than most people, in my safe little face to face ci...
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