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I Don’t Need a Rationale to Sing the Internationale

They Might Be Giants, My Murdered Remains – Even though TMBG’s albums tend to have a lot of songs, there are also quite a few they record that don’t make the cut, many of which are still quite good or … Continue reading

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That’s Life, Isn’t It

The Magnetic Fields, 50 Song Memoir – This project was based on an idea someone suggested to Stephin Merritt in 2015, when he turned fifty. He would write and record one song to represent each year of his life, an … Continue reading

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Who You Callin’ Cracker?

Here’s my review of the two albums I purchased at the Cracker show last week: Welcome to Cracker – This two-disc album consists of the entirety of the 2006 Greatest Hits Redux on the first disc, and recordings from the … Continue reading

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We Take You to Brooklyn

They Might Be Giants have been doing shows at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on the last Sunday of pretty much every month this year, often with special themes. Beth and I saw the shows where they played their first … Continue reading

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We’re Just Technologically Impaired

After Alapalooza, “Weird Al” Yankovic didn’t put out another album until 1996, although in the interim his label released a boxed set. It was all material from previous albums aside from the demo version of “My Bologna” and a new … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes Can Be Your Friends

Released in 1985, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s third album, Dare to Be Stupid, showed higher production values than the first two. Al was more of an established artist by this time, and the label was presumably willing to spend more on … Continue reading

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That’s Al, Folks!

“Weird Al” Yankovic’s album Even Worse came up randomly when I was driving to work a few days ago, and I realized that I still had something to say about several of the songs, despite having heard them thousands of … Continue reading

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