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Five Songs, 9/26/2022

Mogwai, "Friend of the Night" The other day, I mentioned that Rave Tapes wasn't my favorite iteration of Mogwai. Mr. Beast is more my speed - it's more conventional in a lot of ways, but it's more lyrical. You know, in an instrumental kinda way....

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Five Songs, 7/24/2022

Squarepusher, "Iambic 5 Poetry" Budakhan Mindphone is an EP that was released just a few months after Music Is Rotted One Note, where Tom Jenkinson broke free of the gravity of drum'n'bass and moved into really doing his own thing. The lever that broke him...

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Five Songs, 6/23/2022

Hockey Night, "For Guys' Eyes Only" [don't mention Pavement don't mention Pavement don't mention Pavement] Hey, that doesn't actually sound much like Malkmus! It's more like Spiral Stairs. [nailed it!] Beck, "Sexx Laws" Midnite Vultures starts off like this, letting us know that we are...

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Five Songs, 3/5/2022

Germs, "Shut Down (Annihilation Man)" An outlier on the one and only Germs LP, (GI), this is a live track that is triple the length of anything else on the record. A loose wander of a song, it's all sneer and skronk, without a whole...

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Five Songs, 8/9/2021

Fall Out Boy, "Saturday" Pop punk is one of those genres that never really changes or evolves, and just relies on sappy emotion and snappy songs. You really need to nail the catchy songs and the energy or it's going to come across as limp...