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2010s Retrospective: 10 Years of Discoveries, Obsessions and True Moments

Well folks, welcome to my most indulgent, most confessional, most self-referential and truly most vain post on the blog. This is probably playing it up, but I’ve written a lot about myself on here. The dang header image is literally … Continue reading

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2011 Retrospective

Cruising along through the missing pieces of my 2010s musical experience (previously, the 2010 Retrospective) and going into a very pivotal year that was 2011. To make any reader feel baby, old or just right: in 2011 I graduated high … Continue reading

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Best of 2019 :: Live Experiences

I saw a lot of shows this year. The most out of any year period. There were multiple weeks where I went to a concert every night. Was it healthy? Maybe. I probably didn’t eat very well those weeks. I … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: October 2019

This month was a doozy. We got some of the most anticipated records of the year from Angel Olsen, Anamanaguchi, Floating Points and Danny Brown, some surprise releases from Big Thief, Chromatics and Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, along … Continue reading

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Recommended Albums: August 2019

Welcome to August 2019’s iteration of Recommended Albums, which greets us with music like nails being hammered into your hands, with music that caresses our senses like an island breeze, with music that possesses our limbs and makes them swing … Continue reading

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2015 Retrospective

This is a 100-song playlist of songs that made 2015 unique from other years. Songs that I listened to a ton, songs I discovered for the first time, songs that hold immense emotional weight, and other assorted sonic ephemera. My … Continue reading

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Top 100 Songs of 2015

Here are 100 of my favorite songs of 2015. When I was first making this list I wanted to narrow it down to 50, which was a difficult task – music was abnormally good this year. I then realized that I hate … Continue reading

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Combo Breaker Kid’s 100 Favorite Songs of 2011

I’m gonna take the approach that Pretty Much Amazing took when they were crafting their “Best Songs of 2011” list by taking the first 80 and alphabetizing them, then putting the TOP 20 in another post. Since there are SO … Continue reading

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Combo Breaker Kid’s Favorite 50 Albums of 2011

It’s that time of the year again! BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR TIME!!! This year, there’s an influx of hip-hop and other things that weren’t typically on my list last year. There’s a bunch of underground hip-hop albums backing up … Continue reading

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