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Five Songs, 8/27/2022

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Purple Haze" 'Scuse me while I fuck this blog! Steady Ernest, "Roll On" Didn't we just have Steady Ernest? I wonder what the most frequent ska band we've had show up here is? Seems like it should be the Slackers, just...

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Five Songs, 6/19/2022

Tortoise, "Charteroak Foundation" Tortoise had five years between this record and the previous one (not counting their collab with Bonnie "Prince" Billy), and when they came back, they were sounding pretty energized. This track is a good example - it starts out sounding like a...

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Five Songs, 11/10/2021

Quasimoto, "Don't Blink" Quasimoto is one of Madlib's many aliases, and probably the most unhinged of his various projects. The production in particular is spastic, with sounds popping in and out in unpredictable ways, giving the proceedings a lurching feel that is diquieting. Combine that...

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Five Songs, 6/27/2021

Mudhoney, "It Is Us" If you got off the Mudhoney train back in the early 90s, you're in good company. But it's worth taking a look at their later catalog - they've got five studio albums after the 90s, and they range from solid to...

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Five Songs, 4/28/2021

Phono-Comb, "Grip 'n' Grin" Phono-Comb is a successor band to the great Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, which you probably guessed if you're familiar with that band's work. Two-thirds of the band (Don Pyle on drums and Reid Diamond on bass) played in the...