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Jason Mraz: Top 15 Songs

While Jason Mraz’ new mustachioed style makes him look more like that creepy dude selling drugs outside your high school than the boy-faced wunderkind he was just 10 years ago, there’s no doubt he still has a knack for tickling the underbelly of pop radio. His January single, “I Won’t Give Up,” is still picking … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: Top 10

10. “Shake Me Down” Cage the Elephant   Released January 11 on Thank You, Happy Birthday // The boys from Bowling Green, Kentucky didn’t hit the perfect note with their sophomore album, but this single is one of the best rock songs of the year. There is an aching in singer Matthew Shultz’ voice that … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: 11-20

20. “Brendan’s Death Song” Red Hot Chili Peppers   Released August 29 on I’m With You // Twenty-seven years after their inception, the Chili Peppers are still cranking out tunes. Their latest effort was without all-world guitarist John Frusciante, but newcomer Josh Klinghoffer fills the void nicely, especially on this luscious jam. A melodic finger-picked intro … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: 21-30

30. “She’s Enough” Atmosphere Released April 12 on The Family Sign // Slug and Ant have been busy building their midwest hip-hop empire since the mid-90s, and the fruits of their labor are abundant; Eyedea & Abilities, Brother Ali and new kid Grieves are just a few examples of solid branches stemming from the Rhymesayers … Continue reading

Best Songs of 2011: 31-40

40. “Discoverer” R.E.M.   Released March 7 on Collapse Into Now // In 2011, we saw R.E.M. throw in the towel after a 31-year career. I reminisced about their legacy and last single back in mid-October, but this song was their freshest of the year. In my mind, it was one of the only comprehensible tracks on … Continue reading

My 150 Favorite Albums of All-Time

Of everything that has changed or disappeared on the music landscape in the past 20 years, perhaps nothing has been so altered as the album. Gone are the days of platinum hits every other week. Gone are the mass trips to record stores to pick up the new compact discs. Gone are the times when … Continue reading

Top 10 List: Arctic Monkeys

In 2006, Arctic Monkeys emerged from Sheffield, UK as the hottest band on the music scene with their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Featuring the single “I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor”, they attacked the English charts and made quite an impact here in the states. The … Continue reading