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Month: January 2014

Reflecting On 2013 (Pop Culturally)

At the end of last year I made myself a list of pop culture and shallow goals to strive for in 2013, this is that list as well as my commentary on how I did. Listen to more jazz – I had just started getting into the genre with albums by Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Charles Mingus and I definitely grew more interested in it throughout the year. I can easily rattle off names such as John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans, Dave Brubeck, etc… and I can even… Read more Reflecting On 2013 (Pop Culturally)

Top 10 Songs of 2013

At last, the top 10 songs of the year! Check out past lists here: 75-51 50-31 30-21 20-11 And listen to all 75 songs on Spotify: 10. “Q.U.E.E.N.” by Janelle Monae feat. Erykah Badu – Contains what may be the line of the year in “they say ‘let them eat cake’ but we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground”. It defines the songs funky rebelliousness. 9. “Song For Zula” by Phosphorescent – Opening up with a riff on one of the great songs of all time in… Read more Top 10 Songs of 2013

Top 75 Songs of the Year (20-11)

Continued… Check out past lists here: 75-51 50-31 30-21 20. “Borrowed Time” by Parquet Courts – Upbeat and careless, perfect garage rock anthem. 19. “Damage” by Potty Mouth – The same could be said for this track as the one above it. Don’t really know why it stands out so much for me, but I love it. 18. “Crane Your Neck” by Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – Aly Spaltro shows off all her talents in this epic 6 minute track that redefines whimsy indie folk. 17. “Byegone” by Volcano Choir… Read more Top 75 Songs of the Year (20-11)