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List Inconsequential: Best Books About Music

List Inconsequential: Best Books About Music

Spectrum Culture Staff September 13, 2012 0

Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain (1997) Please Kill Me is that thing that all music writers wish and hope they will someday achieve: the

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Monthly Mixtape: August 2012

Monthly Mixtape: August 2012

Spectrum Culture Staff August 30, 2012 0

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR ALL THE SONGS ON OUR AUGUST PLAYLIST! Beak> – “Wulfstan II” (Invada) Heavy doses of vintage samples, deep echoing trip-hop and splashes of psychobilly ring out across the entirety of

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List Inconsequential: The Worst Special Effects

List Inconsequential: The Worst Special Effects

Spectrum Culture Staff August 16, 2012 0

Jaws 3-D (1983) Whenever anyone brings up crappy special effects, my mind instantly turns to Jaws 3-D, which combines all the low-rent shabbiness of Jaws sequels with the lazy artlessness of the mid-‘80s 3-D

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List Inconsequential: Fallen Idols

List Inconsequential: Fallen Idols

Spectrum Culture Staff August 9, 2012 0

Bruce Springsteen Does this bus stop at 82nd Street? Nope, and neither does this Tennessee taxpayer-funded police escort. In 2009, Bruce Springsteen – working class hero, man of the people, modern day poet of

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Monthly Mixtape: July 2012

Monthly Mixtape: July 2012

Spectrum Culture Staff August 2, 2012 0

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR ALL THE SONGS ON OUR JULY PLAYLIST! Frank Ocean- “Pyramids” (Def Jam) The centerpiece of Ocean’s astonishing debut LP, Channel Orange, “Pyramids” marks a time- and space-bending 10-minute dream of

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List Inconsequential: Best Live Albums

List Inconsequential: Best Live Albums

Spectrum Culture Staff July 19, 2012 1

Live in London by Leonard Cohen (2009) Leonard Cohen took the stage again in 2008 after discovering his business manager had stolen all of his savings while the singer spent time in a Buddhist

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Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

Best Albums of 2012 (So Far)

Spectrum Culture Staff July 2, 2012 0

Fiona Apple – The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do (Epic) It’s becoming clear that no Fiona Apple

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Monthly Mixtape: June 2012

Monthly Mixtape: June 2012

Spectrum Culture Staff June 28, 2012 1

CLICK BELOW TO HEAR ALL THE SONGS ON OUR JUNE PLAYLIST! Yeasayer – “Henrietta” from Fragrant World (Secretly Canadian) Before seriously chilling out halfway through, Brooklyn electro-pop outfit Yeasayer’s scathing “Henrietta” is fitting companion

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List Inconsequential: Bizarre Family Favorites

List Inconsequential: Bizarre Family Favorites

Spectrum Culture Staff June 21, 2012 0

We All Scream for Ice Cream (and Cheese???) My brother and I tried this once and couldn’t manage a second spoonful. Only my father had the stomach for this unarguably disgusting combination; the best

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List Inconsequential: One Album Wonders

List Inconsequential: One Album Wonders

Spectrum Culture Staff June 14, 2012 0

Maxinquaye by Tricky (1995) Maxinquaye is one of the defining records in trip-hop, but it swallowed Tricky’s career whole. I first heard Maxinquaye around the time Mezzanine came out and it made completely forget

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