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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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List Inconsequential: Happy Birthday, Elliott Smith

List Inconsequential: Happy Birthday, Elliott Smith

Spectrum Culture Staff August 14, 2014 0

Elliott Smith would have turned 45 this month. In his honor, we revisit some of the tracks we love best. “The Biggest Lie” – Elliott Smith “Oh we’re so very precious, you and I/

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List Inconsequential: Late Summer Reading List

List Inconsequential: Late Summer Reading List

Spectrum Culture Staff July 31, 2014 0

As the summer crescendos into its final weeks, there is still time to sit on the beach, enjoy the sun and read. But now that you’ve burned through all the Divergent books, what else

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Monthly Mixtape: July 2014

Monthly Mixtape: July 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff July 24, 2014 0

1. FKA twigs − “Two Weeks” (Young Turks) FKA twigs is a reincarnated Aaliyah making electronica-infused R&B with an alternative twist. “Two Weeks” channels the best of her sound—with her airy, whispering voice as

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List Inconsequential: Bob Mould Retrospective

List Inconsequential: Bob Mould Retrospective

Spectrum Culture Staff July 17, 2014 0

This man has done everything, and with the recent release of Beauty & Ruin, still he gives us more. Between Hüsker Dü, Sugar and some incredible solo albums, Bob Mould approaches something like the

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List Inconsequential: The Best War Films of All Time, Part 4

List Inconsequential: The Best War Films of All Time, Part 4

Spectrum Culture Staff July 10, 2014 0

The Troubles in Northern Ireland (1969-2005): Hunger This attention-grabbing debut of former video artist (and future Best Picture director) Steve McQueen is a supremely English film. Starring Irishman Michael Fassbender as the IRA fighter

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The Best Films of 2014 (So Far)

The Best Films of 2014 (So Far)

Spectrum Culture Staff July 1, 2014 0

This past weekend, a few million assholes shelled out $100 million to see Transformers: Age of Extinction. As we take the rest of the week off and recall the wonderful movies we’ve screened so

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Best Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Best Albums of 2014 (So Far)

Spectrum Culture Staff June 30, 2014 0

As we ease into the halfway point of 2014, it’s time to pause, light up the grill and enjoy the summer, bathing ourselves in the glorious new music that this year has yielded. We

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