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Five Songs, 9/22/2022

OutKast, "Chonkyfire" The conclusion to the classic Aquemini, the record where OutKast fulfilled their promise and delivered one of the greatest hip-hop records ever. That assertion is not diminished at all by the observation that it's not entirely clear if it's their best album. The...

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Five Songs, 7/15/2022

Cobalt, "Gin" Gin, that's a very good idea. Television, "Friction" Forever the song before "Marquee Moon". The Beatles, "I Me Mine" We're skewing old today, which is fine, because I am old. So old. Fine, I'll say something more: Let It Be has some memorable...

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Five Songs, 7/12/2022

Miles Davis, "Bitches Brew" Woo, I am seriously unequipped to comment on this. Kinda feel like I should call it a day. Butthole Surfers, "Human Cannonball" We're with Locust Abortion Technician here, part of the great Surfers run prior to ending up on Capitol Records,...

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Five Songs, 4/8/2022

Calexico, "Voices in the Field" For a split second, at the beginning of this track, there's a burly menace to the sound that the seasoned Five Songs reader/listener would suspect is going to descend into some nightmare basement howling and guitarpocalypse. But no, it's...

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Five Songs, 3/15/2022

The Nation of Ulysses, "Cool Senior High School (Fight Song)" Back in the day, there were troglodytes on Usenet that hated the Nation of Ulysses for being too arty, too pretentious, just too much. How stupid is that? This shit rocks, people are dumb. Death...