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Song of the Day: “Wake Up” – Arcade Fire

When Arcade Fire’s Funeral came out at the end of 2004, I remember reading glowing reviews of the album and wondering if it would actually live up to the hype. As I would later find out, it more than did. … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “96 Tears” – ? and the Mysterians

For the longest time, I thought that “96 Tears” was actually recorded by The Animals. That famous organ in the song does sound a lot like The Animals, so forgive my ignorance on that one. “96 Tears” rightfully deserves its … Continue reading

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New Music: “Hats Off” – Libel (RIYL Glam-Rock & Grunge)

Brooklyn rock act Libel recently released their newest single, the glam-rock/grunge influenced “Hats Off”.  The song contains plenty of dirty guitar heroics covered in distortion and frantic drums. At times, you can clearly hear Bowie’s vocal influence on lead singer … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Meet Me in the City” – Bruce Springsteen

  The River has never really resonated with me as much as some of Bruce Springsteen’s other albums. I know tons of people really love it, but to me it always felt like a transitional record between the adult themes … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Take On Me” – A-ha

When “Take On Me” was released in 1984, I was two years old. If I have any memories of that age, they’re mostly fuzzy images of the moon and my parents’ house.  So, I was too young for “Take On … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “She’s Hearing Voices” – Bloc Party

  When Bloc Party’s debut Silent Alarm came out in 2005, I played the record constantly. At the time, Bloc Party’s mix of post-punk aesthetics with an aggressive rhythm section seemed like a breath of fresh air. The first half … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “One of These Days” – Pink Floyd

I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Pink Floyd. There are things by them I absolutely love – Piper at the Gates of Dawn, most of Dark Side of the Moon and a few tracks off of Wish You … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Dreams” – The Cranberries

This is another song that takes me back overtime I listen to it. Unlike Play, The Cranberries’ “Dreams” seems permanently stuck in 1993. When those first chords come flying out of the speakers, I’m instantly an early teen again. And … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “Find My Baby” – Moby

Play is one of those records that I pull out every once in a while and I’m instantly transported back to my freshmen year of college. It was one of the few albums that I played regularly while reading massive … Continue reading

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Song of the Day: “The Passenger” – Iggy Pop

I’ve always thought of “The Passenger” as a sort of sequel to “Nightclubbing” off of The Idiot.  They both occupy the same world: one where the protagonist is enjoying the pleasures of urban decadence. If “Nightclubbing” is the party itself, … Continue reading

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