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Top 10 Albums of 2017

2017 was a year in which many of my current favorite artists put out new albums. Going into the year I was super excited and impatient to get my hands on their newest creations. If I liked what they made before, surely I'll like what they make today? Sadly that didn't turn out to…
December 27, 2017
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Top 10 Albums of 2016

2016 was a damn good year for music. Great albums were released by established and new artists alike. My favorite moments this year were when I tried a new album from an established artist and found myself appreciating their new sound and style. Two marquee moments this year were…
December 31, 2016
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Top 10 Albums of 2015

For a long time the main way I listened to music was as an album. I would get an album and listen to it in its entirety, from start to finish. All my opinions and feelings about those tracks would be heavily shaped within the context of the album. Occasionally I'd hear a song on…
January 6, 2016
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Top 10 Albums of 2014

Music. In 2014. God, how can I even begin? 2014 wasn't even a year of music for me, it was a year of growth with Rachel and starting a whole new chapter in my life. The marriage was what consumed the entire year, with everything else just a blur in the background. Yet the music…
December 31, 2014
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My Top 10 Albums Released in 2012

January 5, 2013
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Music: new Dirty Projectors and The Walkmen Albums Coming This Year

I'm beyond words to describe my excitement right now. Two of my favorite artists are putting out new albums this year. Dirty Projectors is finally releasing the follow-up to their amazing "Bitte Orca". They just posted a video for the upcoming single off the new album and it…
March 31, 2012
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The Shins – “Bait And Switch” Music Video

Did you know? The Shins are coming out with a new album Port of Morrow on March 20th. Did you know? You can listen and watch their first music right now! Called "Simple Song" it's wickedly catchy. There's some joyfully upbeat rhythm guitars that kept my head bopping…
March 2, 2012
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Former Fleet Foxes Drummer's New Music Video

Former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman just released his first music video off his band's upcoming album. His band's name is Father John Misty and the album is called 'Fear Fun`. It's not out till later this year however. Until then enjoy this music video starring Aubrey Plaza…
February 1, 2012
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Daniel Rossen's “Saint Nothing”

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear is set to release his debut EP in March. In the meantime you can listen to the first song off the EP. It's beautiful and lush and I definitely can't wait to hear the rest.
January 23, 2012
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New Sleigh Bells Song "Comeback Kid"

Sleigh Bells is gearing up for their second album. In preparation they've released the second song off their soon-to-be-released Reign of Terror album titled "Comeback Kid". From the sound of it Sleigh Bells definitely knows who they are and what their sound is, and they're…
January 16, 2012
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Trailer for Sleigh Bells Second Album Released

I was a big fan of Sleigh Bells' first album . The raw sounds and fast beats let the album become one of my summer favorites, a record I could put on and play from start to finish as I drove around with my windows down. It just so happens that Sleigh Bells released a trailer…
December 2, 2011
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Florence and the Machine's Ceremonials

I've been listening to Florence and the Machine's new album Ceremonials album for the past week or so and I've been pretty disappointed. There are only a few songs on the record that immediately stand out as being catchy, hooky, and good. The rest kind of blend together…
November 3, 2011
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Guitar Recordings On Soundcloud

I find playing guitar to be hugely relaxing. Every so often I'll pick up my acoustic and begin strumming some chords. It soothes my mind and nerves and lets me creatively explore my musical impulses. I first started playing guitar way back in 1999. Or it may have been 2000, I can…
September 4, 2011
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Beirut - The Rip Tide

Beirut is back with their third album. It's short but remains true to form. Clocking in at 33 minutes and 11 seconds with just 9 tracks you can't help but come away from the album wanting more despite how solid each of the tracks are. Coming off the seemingly gigantic 13-track…
August 14, 2011
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MP3: New Songs From Tune-Yards, TV On The Radio, Fleet Foxes

The weather nowadays has been downright bipolar: rainy one day, sunny the next, and right back to rain. So what's the cure for this demonic dichotomy? New music! I'm here with three brand new tracks, each off the new albums of Tune-Yards, TV On The Radio, and Fleet Foxes. All…
April 7, 2011
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The Creative Mind Resurfaces

I've been trying to write anything recently without much success. Every time I think about opening a document to write something I balk and fearfully run away, believing whatever I would have written wouldn't add up to much. It's not something that I call writer's block. It's…
February 24, 2011
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Top 10 Albums Of 2010

What a year for music. Seriously, this year has been just a whopper for music, something that I could not have even tried to predict. When 2010 was just peaking it’s head around the corner I was honestly a little bummed. I looked at the music that had come out in 2009 and…
December 28, 2010
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Blizzard Sunday And Chase & Status - Blind Faith

What a wonderfully lazy Sunday. I hope you're having fun lazing about like I am. I'm up here in New England caught up in the first blizzard of the season and enjoying my movie marathon of Despicable Me , The Sorcerer's Apprentice (surprisingly highly enjoyable), and after…
December 26, 2010
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Aurgasm and Javier Dunn

Through my internet browsing I stumbled across firstly this awesome music blog Aurgasm, and on it they have posted two songs from a relatively unknown artist named Javier Dunn. I haven't been able to stop listening to his 'If You Go' song. Definitely head over to the post and…
November 27, 2010
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Stereogum’s 50 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2011

Stereogum Music Blog has posted their 50 Most Anticipated Albums of 2011 . It serves as a nice list of what's in store for 2011 and what music we have to listen forward to hearing. Top of my list has me waiting for new The Avalanches, Fleet Foxes, M83, My Morning Jacket…
November 24, 2010
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Working Toward Becoming A Workaholic

Although seemingly antithetical to a healthy lifestyle, I'm in the process of cultivating an addiction to work. This has the end goal of assigning myself the label 'workaholic', with the hoped for side-effect being an increase in works created, produced, and ultimately visible…
November 22, 2010
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Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Although not yet officially released, I've been able to listen and immensely enjoy Kanye West's latest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy . The man may exhibit an ego the size of a small asteroid, and he may be fluent in the art of public agitation - despite his last…
November 18, 2010
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Week of Links 011

The Latest Galaxy Tab Video Spot Makes A Solid Case For the 7-inch Android Tablet Looks pretty spiffy. I don’t think I would take this over my iPad but it definitely shows what future Android tablet computers may be like. Something that definitely has my interest. Pot Growers…

Week of Links 008

Think the Answer’s Clear? Look Again - Medical Statistics Who knew medical statistics could be so interesting? I certainly didn’t. Did you know Academy Award winners are likely to live longer? Interesting stuff in this here article. Have a read. Arcade Fire – “We Used To…

Powered Speakers Return To My Bedroom

Look at what clever thing I did that made me feel so smart: I’ve missed having powerful speakers in my room for a long time.  Until today I’ve been subsisting on this to produce music in my room: I mean sure I have these speakers on my computer desk, but they’re in a separate…
July 11, 2010
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Learn About Indie Rap: Sage Francis and Brother Ali

Underground rap artists don’t get much press. It’s a shame, some of these artists are incredible, bringing new ideas and sounds to the musical soundscape unheard of before. And really the more diversity that’s out there the better it is for everyone, hearing the same type of…
July 8, 2010
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Reggie Watts - F*ck Sh*t Stack

Catchy, ain’t it? My favorite part are his lyrics on women. Classy all the way.
July 5, 2010
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Foals - Miami

This isn't a new song. It's been out for a while, but I can't stop playing it today. I find it a nice compliment to the weather: like the weather this song is calm and energetic at times. How wondrous are uncertainties. audio:/images/posts/2010/06/02-Miami.mp3|titles=Foals…
June 28, 2010
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The End of My Official Week of Music - OWoM

My Official Week of Music (OWoM TM not pending) has officially drawn to a close. From Monday till Friday I’ve posted almost exclusively about music, with posts about music videos, songs, and three full-length album reviews. To say its been exhausting would be accurate, however…
June 25, 2010
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Mayer Hawthorne - A Strange Arrangement

If you live in the New England area and you haven't gone outside yet today let me save you the trouble:  it's blisteringly hot out there.  I had the luxury (or medical necessity) of sleeping in late today and I just stepped outside to test the weather, and I think the weather…
June 25, 2010
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Song: Lissie - Pursuit of Happiness (Kid Cudi Cover)

Power song, power chords, powerful voice.  Pretty neat summary of Lissie's cover of Kid Cudi's song Pursuit Of Happiness .  Never heard of Lissie before, I don't even know if it's just the name of the lead vocalist or the name of the band.  I don't really care - although I am…
June 25, 2010
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Music Video: Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar

Aloe Blacc has an upcoming album called Good Things that’d due to come out sometime later this year. I’m not sure the exact date but I’ve been listening to his single, I Need A Dollar, repeatedly for the past few days and boy is it good. Soulful and upbeat with a great…
June 24, 2010
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The Roots - How I Got Over

As I wrote yesterday The Roots have released their new album today, How I Got Over . I’m not an old fan of The Roots: the first album I heard of theirs was The Tipping Point , which I liked but didn’t get much replay from me. Over the years I’ve heard more of their music and…
June 22, 2010
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Music Video: The Roots - Dear God 2.0

The Roots release their 9th studio album, How I Got Over , tomorrow. To celebrate they have released a music video for their first single Dear God 2.0 as well as performed that same song live on Jimmy Fallon (in addition to being the show’s resident band). I’m impressed they…
June 21, 2010
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Official Week of Music – OWoM

This week I am declaring as my Official Week of Music. I haven’t posted an album review or highlighted any good artists in a while and I think it’s time to take some time and do just that. I’ve actually accumulated quite a nice collection of artists and musicians that I am very…
June 21, 2010
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Toy Story Remix

In case you didn’t know: Toy Story 3 has just been released this weekend. I’m gearing up to watch it for Father’s Day tomorrow and I’m expecting it to be great. I’ve already heard so many great things about it: I’ve read so many reviews that have given it a 10/10 . I just…
June 19, 2010
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The Walkmen Announce Lisbon

Happy news for me! One of my favorite bands, The Walkmen , have just announced their new album. Titled Lisbon, it is set to come out September 14. Pitchfork has the full scoop . And if you want a taste of how awesome The Walkmen is check out their music video for their…
June 16, 2010
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Digital Library Maintenance

Digital Library maintenance is a long boring process. I’m not even sure if it’s a rewarding task. I know I’ll be grateful for my work later but right now I’m feeling the carpel tunnel creep into my left wrist. What is digital library maintenance? It’s the process or organizing…
June 10, 2010
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Music, the conscious arrangement of sound. It’s as old as us. Music is in our bones. It's in our hearts. Be it rain hitting a gutter or a harp being strummed: music is universal. Yet there are so many different types of music. No piece exactly like another, each as individual…
June 8, 2010
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Music Video: Ratatat - 'Mahalo'

Ratatat's latest album LP4 came out today and in celebration they've released a new music video for their track 'Mahalo.'  According to Pitchfork :
June 8, 2010
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New Vampire Weekend Video - 'Holiday'

Vampire Weekend just released a new video for their song 'Holiday'.  It looks like Sofia Coppola directed it, although I don't think she did.
May 27, 2010
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Arcade Fire Announce New Album

Arcade Fire has announced the title and date of their upcoming album.  Called The Suburbs, it will be released August 3rd of this year (be sure to check out the source link for the cover-art )  I've added it to my Music Release list page for easy referencing.  Also two songs…
May 27, 2010
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Music Release List

Hey, so, I realize that I've been making a lot of posts about music, mostly album reviews.  I've been having a great time listening to these albums, writing the reviews and hearing feedback from you.  However my ability to stay up-to-date and organized in terms of release dates…
May 26, 2010
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Hear Ratatat's upcoming album LP4 Today

Ratatat is set to release their fourth studio album LP4 on June 8.  Thanks to NPR you can listen to all of it today - for free.  Head over to NPR's website and enjoy the tunes.
May 24, 2010
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LCD Soundsystem – This is Happening

There are few things I love more than summer albums. You know the albums I'm talking about.  The ones that you crank to max volume in your car.  The ones that make you roll down all your windows and stick your hand out.  The ones that make you drive faster. Also the ones that…
May 19, 2010
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The Black Keys - "Tighten Up" Video

Let's keep you updated on current music trends: The Black Keys just released their sixth ( count 'em ) studio album called Brothers .  It's a great album with few flaws.  However the biggest flaw of the album, neatly pointed out by Pitchfork : They just released a new video for…
May 19, 2010
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The New Pornographers and Choreographed Karate

Don't know if you heard but The New Pornographers have a new album out and it's kinda great. I wasn't a huge fan of their previous releases - more of a joyous listener than a rabid fan. However I am really enjoying their new album, Together . Alternating between a female and…
May 4, 2010
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B.o.B. – B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray

I love when an album is released that I can’t help but listen to over, and over, and over again. The last album that had that effect on me was the debut album from Two Doors Cinema Club, whose review I posted in February. These type of records are filled with songs that flow…
April 28, 2010
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Changed Servers

I have just completed the switch to a new web server for this site.  It should be faster and snappier.  Let me know if you experience any problems. Also: check out this track from B.O.B.  called The Kids.  It's very catchy.
April 27, 2010
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Phantogram - Eyelid Moves

Phantogram is an up-and-coming/somewhat arrived band. That's really the best way I'm currently able to describe them. They haven't quite hit it big with a large audience but they are hardly underground anymore. Phantogram is comprised of Sarah D. Barthel and Joshua M. Carter…
April 10, 2010
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Spring Cleaning

The importance of keeping things organized is a time consuming act. I like knowing exactly where my belongings are. I get great joy from being able to tell someone with complete certainty if I have the item they want and exactly where it can be found. This type of organization…
March 28, 2010
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How Do You Listen to Music?

This past weekend I had the opportunity to visit with old friends. As we are prone to do we had many different sessions of playing and enjoying music. We practiced and performed a make shift harmonization of The Postal Service’s song Such Great Heights and got down and bluesy…
March 24, 2010
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Broken Bells – Broken Bells (and why ticketmaster angers me)

Ever heard of The Shins? They were a nice indie success with songs such as Phantom Limb and New Slang (which was featured in the movie Garden State). Ever heard of DJ Danger Mouse? He broke onto the music scene when he released his amazing mix-tape The Grey Album - a mash…
March 9, 2010
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3 MP3 Tuesday

Not much to say here. I got three (3) new songs that I want to share. Let’s get on with it. First up we got a new budding group calling themselves 1,2,3. They’re coming at you from Pittsburgh, PA and they got some sweet energy. Check them out on their MySpace page , but for…
March 2, 2010
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Fall's Going to Change Things

Last Thursday I received some awesome news. Let me back up first: Currently my full-time job is a college student. I am finishing my college career and was expecting to graduate in December of this year. Last Thursday I met with my guidance counselor and found out that I can…
February 21, 2010
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Music Tuesday

I had a very snowy Tuesday morning. After going to bed at an unusually early hour I woke up at two odd intervals during my sleep. First time was at 2am when I have the barest memory of making myself a piece of bread and butter. Second time was at 8am and resulted in an hour…
February 16, 2010
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Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History

I love finding artists before mainstream media does. It’s an acquired skill, one that is mostly luck and perseverance. There isn’t a science to it, but there are ways in which you can increase your odds. In this particular case I have the Hype Machine to thank for this new…
February 9, 2010
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Massive Attack – Heligoland

I’ve been a fan of Massive Attack’s since I first heard their song Teardrop. An evil creeping song, it became my anthem for some time - a perfect backdrop for my teenage angst. In 2003 Massive Attack released their LP 100th Window. I got a copy and began listening - hoping and…
February 9, 2010
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Although I never promised that this blog would be updated regularly I still feel I should explain (to anyone reading) why updates occur haphazardly. Let’s start with this blog as Commitment #1. (Although I feel it’s too early for this blog to be considered a ‘commitment’ - it…
February 3, 2010
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