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Five Songs, 9/8/2022

Ghostface Killah, "Run" On The Pretty Toney Album, Ghostface really broke out from the shadow of the Wu-Tang Clan. Not that he transcended it or anything, but this record is really off on its own thing, it doesn't really sound like a Wu-Tang record. Other...

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Five Songs, 5/29/2022

Afghan Whigs, "Retarded" Uh, yikes. "Television's gone / I'm alone with Lucifer / what a drag" is such an outstanding summary of Greg Dulli's lyrical work with the Whigs. Shame about the slurs, though. The Temptations, "I Wish It Would Rain" A thing that gets a little...

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Five Songs, 4/4/2022

No Age, "Life Prowler" As always, Five Songs is a pro-duo place, which is something we feel compelled to mention every single time one comes up. It's just one of our loveable quirks, like not knowing shit about jazz or using the royal we, but...

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Five Songs, 5/15/2021

Rocket From the Crypt, "Shy Boy" We had a track from this album just a couple days ago, and I guess my opinion hasn't changed in those two days. Still a good record, still not totally put together. This riff is a classic RFTC riff,...

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Five Songs, 4/10/2021

Palace Brothers, "I Tried To Stay Healthy For You" This is from the first Palace Brothers album, when it was not at all clear exactly who Palace Brothers were or who was playing on the album. It turned out to be Will Oldham, of course,...