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Five Songs, 9/18/2022

Calexico, "Gypsy's Curse" The Black Light, the second Calexico album, is really where Calexico became Calexico. The dusty southwestern aesthetic reached full flower, with the rhythms and arrangements being incredibly evocative. I mean, I suppose this track explains it more than I could. They would...

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Five Songs, 9/24/2020

Pinkwash, "Gumdrop" Legitimately don't remember picking this up. Apparently this is a band out of Philly, and this is their only record. [listening] Not bad! I can see why I picked this up! It's shame I'm getting dumber and more forgetful. Farside, "I Hope You're...

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Five Songs, 12/17/2019

De La Soul, "Rap De Rap Show" There's a concept of a "difficult second album", which is mostly just a farm for confirmation bias, but hell, let's talk about De La Soul's difficult second album. Their first album was a huge smash, a groundbreaking album,...

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Five Songs, 11/29/2019

Crackerbash, "Bad Karma" I know we've had Crackerbash on here before, but by way of reminder, they're a forgotten punk/power pop band out of Portland who were active for just a little while in the early 90s, producing a very good album and outstanding...