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Five Songs, 9/3/2022

High on Fire, "Spewn From the Earth" Matt Pike had a big 2018. In addition to Sleep emerging from a fifteen year, uh, slumber to produce the very good The Sciences, he also put out a High on Fire record, Electric Messiah. High on Fire...

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Five Songs, 4/15/2022

And now, happy birthday to me! This concludes birthday week here at Five Songs. Seam, "Sweet Pea" I think this 1993 EP, Kernel, is actually my favorite Seam release, pound-for-pound. I'm not really sure why that is, exactly. It's not necessarily super differentiated from their...

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Five Songs, 12/20/2021

Crudbump, "Bite That Butt" What can you say in the presence of true art? Screeching Weasel, "Hey Suburbia" I spend a fair bit of time kind of complaining about Screeching Weasel, and that's probably a little unfair. This is from their second record, Boogadaboogadaboogada!, and...

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Five Songs, 1/19/2021

Television, "Venus" Television's Marquee Moon is a landmark album for good reason. It's a key album in establishing post-punk, with its sophisticated winding guitars and complex songs. But anybody who describes Television always makes it sound so much more clinical and cerebral than it really...