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The 100 Best Songs of 2011 (100-51)

2011 started a new decade with a bang. The year saw tragedies strike major populations, dictators overthrown, “occupy” redefined, and the casually pepper spray everything cop. As far as music goes, a lot happened too – pop became even more influenced by electronic, helping Adele sound that much better than her Top 40 contemporaries. Dubstep […]

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The War on Drugs – “Snake Tongues” / “Come To The City”

The War on Drugs’ recent release Slave Ambient is an album that is one of those “love at first listen” types.  Looking at Slave Ambient from a completely surface level of observation, you’ll find guitars that melt into organs and noise that floats around vocals in search of something great.  Mastering sonic textures that can […]

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August Mixtape

But this summer was so much different… August is always the month to look back and analyze what should have been the 3 best months of the year.  But we’re older now, trips to the beach are less frequent and time by the pool diminishing.  But this was another summer to be remembered by the […]

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The War On Drugs – “Baby Missiles”

First hearing tracks from Slave Ambient, the new album from Philadelphia’s The War On Drugs, was as equally breathtaking as it was frustrating.  Breathtaking, because my God does this band know how to take just enough Springsteen, combine it with welcoming feedback and filled out instrumentation, and end up with an epic rock song.  And […]