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Best Performances of 2014

Best Performances of 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff December 15, 2014 0

Ralph Fiennes in The Grand Budapest Hotel In The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes plays a first for Wes Anderson: a man who is good at what he does. As Monsieur Gustave H., the

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Our Favorite Books of 2014

Our Favorite Books of 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff December 14, 2014 0

*Our best books list includes any book we read in 2014, regardless of release date* Easy in the Islands by Bob Shacochis I rarely get more pleasure out of anything I find in bookstores

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Beyond the Greatest Hits: Simon and Garfunkel

Beyond the Greatest Hits: Simon and Garfunkel

Spectrum Culture Staff December 11, 2014 0

Sony Legacy has recently released Simon and Garfunkel: The Complete Albums Collection, a box set collecting not only the duo’s five studio albums, but a soundtrack, the greatest hits collection and four live albums.

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Monthly Mixtape: November 2014

Monthly Mixtape: November 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff November 20, 2014 0

1. Frazey Ford – “September Fields” (Nettwerk) Recorded with Al Green’s backing band the Hi Rhythm Section, Frazey Ford’s new album Indian Ocean is prime folk-infused, laid-back Memphis soul. With its rolling rhythms, throwback

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Monthly Mixtape: October 2014

Monthly Mixtape: October 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff October 30, 2014 0

1. Ballet School – “Heartbeat Overdrive” (Bella Union) Ballet School play a clever trick on “Heartbeat Overdrive;” the song opens with a shimmering delayed guitar, only to be jerked out of the ether with

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List Inconsequential: This Film Scared the Hell Out of Me!

List Inconsequential: This Film Scared the Hell Out of Me!

Spectrum Culture Staff October 16, 2014 0

Child’s Play 2 (dir: John Lafia) I hate sleepovers. For whatever reason, tradition dictates that a sleepover must involve watching a movie that scares the hell out of everyone there (and then going to

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List Inconsequential: This Song Scared the Hell Out of Me!

List Inconsequential: This Song Scared the Hell Out of Me!

Spectrum Culture Staff October 9, 2014 0

Goblin – “Suspiria” Italian rock band Goblin is the masters of horror film soundtracks, their music as inherently disturbing as the movies they adorn. There’s no greater proof of that than the main theme

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Monthly Mixtape: September 2014

Monthly Mixtape: September 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff September 25, 2014 0

1. Run the Jewels- “Oh My Darling Don’t Cry” (Fool’s Gold) Here’s the thing: Run the Jewels are already one of the hardest rap groups on this planet, that’s what happen when you have

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List Inconsequential: Our First Records

List Inconsequential: Our First Records

Spectrum Culture Staff September 18, 2014 0

What was the first record or tape or CD or – gasp! – download you ever got? We posed this question to Spectrum Culture staff. Tell us about yours in the comments. Steve Martin

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Monthly Mixtape: August 2014

Monthly Mixtape: August 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff August 28, 2014 0

1. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – “American Dream Plan B” (Reprise) Petty is one of the more consistent musicians in rock, and his 13th album, Hypnotic Eye, is another focused effort. With a

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