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Five Songs, 9/10/2022

The Apples in Stereo, "IV. From Outside, in Floats a Music Box" Were it not for the presence of "floats", this would be the kind of title you might find on a really pretentious prog album. I guess "twee" and "pretentious" are just two sides...

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Five Songs, 3/31/2022

The Apples in Stereo, "About Your Fame" I do enjoy poking fun at the Apples in Stereo around here, but this is a sweet tune. So, yeah, some of their stuff can be unambitious, but when the pop is dialed in, it's pretty excellent. Nine...

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Five Songs, 12/23/2021

Pink Floyd, "Is There Anybody Out There?" In a different potential project of mine, I was looking at albums released in 1979, and it's pretty amusing that the same year in rock produced London Calling and 154 and also The Wall. I know rock is...

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Five Songs, 10/19/2021

Einstürzende Neubauten, "Sand" Every now and again, Neubauten will make a song that's relatively conventional. And you still end up with a creepy torch song like this one, complete with strangled half-falsetto and tribal drumming. Built to Spill, "Revolution" Before going on their tear with...

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Five Songs, 5/29/2021

Johnny Cash, "Cocaine Blues" If you've got a blog, just a-read it to me. Ivy Sole, "You Don't Know My Name" Ivy Sole is out of Philadelphia, and this song comes from her excellent debut Eden. I came across this record thanks to one of...