List Inconsequential: Indie Songs for Kids
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List Inconsequential: Indie Songs for Kids

Side A Chromeo – “Nice N Clean” To be honest, I had a pretty awesome…

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Concert Review: Robyn Hitchcock/The Young Fresh Fellows/Peter Buck
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Concert Review: Robyn Hitchcock/The Young Fresh Fellows/Peter Buck

R.E.M.: Document (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)
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R.E.M.: Document (25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

“Crazy, crazy world/ Crazy, crazy times.” Document is an album that is hair-triggered with rhetoric…

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List Inconsequential: Runt of the Litter: Weak Albums By Strong Artists
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List Inconsequential: Runt of the Litter: Weak Albums By Strong Artists

Sky Blue Sky by Wilco (2007) Drugs help. When Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy went to…

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List Inconsequential: Beautiful Songs About Cities
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List Inconsequential: Beautiful Songs About Cities

“New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” by LCD Soundsystem (2007) James…

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PLAYLIST: R.E.M.
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PLAYLIST: R.E.M.

To mark R.E.M.’s recent retirement, we selected the group as our next PLAYLIST band. The…

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Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): You Ain’t Livin’ Until You Hear These
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Best Albums of 2011 (So Far): You Ain’t Livin’ Until You Hear These

R.E.M.: Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition)
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R.E.M.: Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition)

R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition) Rating: 4.7/5.0 Label: Capitol/I.R.S. By the time they…

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Interview: Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, R.E.M. (and more!) Vol. 2
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Interview: Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, R.E.M. (and more!) Vol. 2

As our conversation with Scott McCaughey continues, we turn to R.E.M., Collapse Into Now, vegetarianism…

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Interview: Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, R.E.M. (and more!) Vol. 1
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Interview: Scott McCaughey of Minus 5, R.E.M. (and more!) Vol. 1

If you live in Portland, it’s likely you’ve seen Scott McCaughey at a show. A…

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