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List Inconsequential: The Greatest Greatest Hits Collections (Pt. 3)

List Inconsequential: The Greatest Greatest Hits Collections (Pt. 3)

Spectrum Culture Staff September 5, 2013 0

20. Talking Heads – Sand in the Vaseline: Popular Favorites “This ain’t no Mudd Club/ Or CBGB,” though Sand in the Vaseline is virtually as authentic as any performance Talking Heads ever put on

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Concert Review: Paul McCartney

Concert Review: Paul McCartney

David Harris July 23, 2013 0

(Photo: Robert Spasiuk) Kurt Cobain once said, if taken somewhat out of context, “I like the Beatles, but I hate Paul McCartney.” This is a sentiment shared by many fans in the four decades

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The John Lennon Letters: Edited by Hunter Davies

The John Lennon Letters: Edited by Hunter Davies

John M. Tryneski December 6, 2012 0

At this point, it’s hard to argue that the market for books about the Beatles is anything but over-saturated. An Amazon book search for “the Beatles” yields about 7,000 titles, with almost as many

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PLAYLIST: The Beatles

PLAYLIST: The Beatles

Spectrum Culture Staff November 20, 2012 0

This year, the Beatles’ catalog will appear on remastered 180-gram vinyl, making their stereo vinyl debut on November 13th. It’s hard to believe that the Beatles’ earliest recordings are soldiering on towards their 50th

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List Inconsequential: Bad Songs From Good Albums

List Inconsequential: Bad Songs From Good Albums

Spectrum Culture Staff November 15, 2012 0

Nas – “Nas Is Coming” from It Was Written Most listeners with even a passing interest in hip-hop are aware that rapper Nas has an absolutely flawless album in his 1994 debut Illmatic. What

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Revisit: Magical Mystery Tour

Revisit: Magical Mystery Tour

Chaz Kangas October 29, 2012 0

Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. For those of us born to a post-Beatles world, we’ve grown-up and came of age knowing music’s one irrefutable

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Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll: by Robert Rodriguez

Revolver: How the Beatles Reimagined Rock ‘n’ Roll: by Robert Rodriguez

Jacob Adams October 7, 2012 0

It’s one of those stupid, inconsequential debates that music geeks inevitably engage in at some point—perhaps several points—during their lives. “What’s the Beatles most important record?” This question is distinct from the one of

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Revisit: Yellow Submarine

Revisit: Yellow Submarine

Stacia Kissick Jones June 18, 2012 0

Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. The Beatles were unenthusiastic about Yellow Submarine, the third of their three contractually agreed-upon films. While they liked the

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List Inconsequential: If There is a Hell, This is the Soundtrack

List Inconsequential: If There is a Hell, This is the Soundtrack

Spectrum Culture Staff January 26, 2012 0

“Gangsta’s Paradise” by Coolio (1995) When I learned of this week’s list topic, my mind immediately went to three songs off of soundtracks: “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Dion, “I Will Always

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The Beatles: Reissues

The Beatles: Reissues

David Harris September 19, 2009 0

The Beatles Reissues Rating: 5.0/5.0 Label: EMI There is a pathological weakness to being a collector that music labels, movie studios and comic book companies love preying upon. Whether it is the completist complex

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