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Five Songs, 8/13/2022

Hüsker Dü, "Divide and Conquer" A thing that is easy to forget about Hüsker Dü is how ridiculously productive they were in their salad days. Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, and Flip Your Wig all came out within a 14 month period, a rate of...

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Five Songs, 6/25/2022

David Bowie, "Heroes" I know that as an underground rock dork, and a fan of experimental music, I should really regard Heroes (or at least the Eno years) as Bowie's peak. But I just can't do it. Gimme the Ziggy Stardust stuff first, please. Daft...

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Five Songs, 4/7/2022

The Mighty Mocambos, "Calling the Shots" The immediacy of the drums here, both in their entry into the song as well as the production, really drives things here. That insistent bell, the grit and echo, it's fantastic. On top of that, those punchy horns, goddamn,...

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Five Songs, 1/13/2022

Sicko, "An Indie Rock Daydream" We all have those bands that are special to us. We discovered them on our own, at the exact right time in our lives, and that connection carries them with us always. Sicko is one of those special bands for...

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Five Songs, 10/14/2021

Descendents, "Victim of Me" At this point, with the release of 9th & Walnut, the Descendents have now released as many studio albums after their breakup as pre-breakup (4). Does it even make sense to think of their career in two phases any more? I suppose...