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List Inconsequential: Those Cassette Singles from 1989…

List Inconsequential: Those Cassette Singles from 1989…

Eric Dennis May 1, 2014 0

Whenever people are asked what the first record they bought was, the answer invariably goes something like this: “I was three years old and heard ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ on the radio. I immediately

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Monthly Mixtape: April 2014

Monthly Mixtape: April 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff April 24, 2014 0

1. Future Islands – “A Dream Of You And Me” (4AD) As many people found out with the release of the excellent Singles, Future Islands specialize in big, outsized expressions of searing emotion. On

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List Inconsequential: Welcome to the Monkey House: Music’s Most Offbeat Animals

List Inconsequential: Welcome to the Monkey House: Music’s Most Offbeat Animals

Josh Goller April 10, 2014 0

Over the millennia since homo sapiens have climbed atop the food chain, animals have been the source of nourishment, tools, transportation, clothing, fuel—you name it. In modern times, they offer companionship, sport, guidance, study

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List Inconsequential: We Love Beck!

List Inconsequential: We Love Beck!

Spectrum Culture Staff April 3, 2014 0

I had a waffle in my purse this morning and it kind of felt like a Beck lyric come to life. Yep, he’s back, and with a new album to boot. The release of

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Monthly Mixtape: March 2014

Monthly Mixtape: March 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff March 27, 2014 0

1. St. Vincent – “Digital Witness” (Loma Vista/Republic) With St. Vincent, Annie Clark is back with an artistic vengeance and a shock of white hair. Second single, “Digital Witness,” may dip into theatrical paranoia

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List Inconsequential: 12 Angry Women: Angry Songs by Angry Ladies

List Inconsequential: 12 Angry Women: Angry Songs by Angry Ladies

Spectrum Culture Staff March 20, 2014 0

1. Alanis Morrisette – “You Oughta Know” Break ups are seldom pretty or even handed. Usually, one party finds themselves blindsided, left stewing in their revenge fantasies. In this case, rather than repress it

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List Inconsequential: Five Tips for Enjoying Record Store Day 2014

List Inconsequential: Five Tips for Enjoying Record Store Day 2014

Eric Dennis March 13, 2014 0

Ah, Record Store Day…a day when for us collectors the sun always seems to shine and if it’s raining, it’s raining vinyl. If you’re still reading this article, you’ve probably memorized the list of

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List Inconsequential: Tight-Lipped Leer of Judgment: Elvis Costello Insults for Everyday Use

List Inconsequential: Tight-Lipped Leer of Judgment: Elvis Costello Insults for Everyday Use

Eric Dennis March 6, 2014 1

Spite and meanness – those are what make the world go ‘round – and few artists’ lyrics are as poachable for prime examples as Elvis Costello’s. This List Inconsequential contains 10 of my favorite

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Monthly Mixtape: February 2014

Monthly Mixtape: February 2014

Spectrum Culture Staff February 27, 2014 0

1. Zara McFarlane—“Open Heart” (Brownswood) Zara McFarlane might be considered a contemporary jazz vocalist, but she transcends the idea of genre on “Open Heart,” the opening track of her latest record If You Knew

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List Inconsequential: A Well-Reasoned Discussion of the Issues

List Inconsequential: A Well-Reasoned Discussion of the Issues

Jester Jay Goldman February 20, 2014 0

It seems like every time the family gets together, things come to a head and there’s a little drama. This should be a very familiar vignette. The setting: a kitchen or living room within

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