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Five Songs, 8/23/2022

Stubborn All-Stars, "Lieutenant" The first Stubborn All-Stars record definitely had their laid-back ska groove going, but I think they took it up a notch on the next record. That said, if you're looking for something pretty traditional, bordering on rocksteady, you can do a lot...

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Five Songs, 5/21/2022

Flop, "Anne" If you're a longtime reader/listener of Five Songs, first, I deeply apologize. But second, you're probably tired of me moaning about how Flop was unfairly ignored when they were active. Well, guess what? They were! I'll keep saying it, because dammit, the...

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Five Songs, 10/5/2021

Floor, "Find Away" In some ways, there's some real similarities between My Bloody Valentine and Floor. Both use a ton of guitar to sometimes disorienting effect, but leaven them with vocals that are kind of at odds with the overall tone. MBV uses dream-like vocals,...

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Five Songs, 1/22/2020

Y'all, I've listened to that Hello, Summer album three times since it popped up randomly here, and folks: it's good. Real good! I love that my own blog is teaching me about music...from my own collection. Less Than Jake, "She's Gonna Break Soon" What...

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Five Songs, 5/15/2017

I've made the decision to try and just embed Bandcamp stuff directly here, in cases where the track isn't easily available on YouTube. I could upload it, but since Bandcamp embeds well, I think this will work fine. Let me know if that's too big...