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The British Are Coming!

I kind of miss making year-end lists of albums and such, but I really haven’t been listening to a lot of new music recently. There are a few that I’ll probably discuss a bit in a future post, but for … Continue reading

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I’ll Bossanova with Ya

Pixies, Bossanova – This is my favorite Pixies album, which I know isn’t a very common opinion. Well, at least it isn’t from the music critics, who prefer the more raw, proto-grunge sound of the earlier records. While there’s some … Continue reading

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Nellie McKay Remembers the Sixties, Because She Wasn’t There

Nellie McKay, My Weekly Reader – Hooray, it’s Nellie’s first album in almost five years! And it’s all covers, which is kind of disappointing, because I really like her as a songwriter. That said, her voice, a mixture of cute … Continue reading

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Where’s My Liquid Paper?

I believe “Weird Al” Yankovic’s 1986 release Polka Party! remains his worst-selling album. It does seem to have been somewhat rushed out after his last record, and lacks a big hit parody. At the time I was getting Al’s albums … 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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God Save Strawberry Jam and All the Different Varieties

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society – I kind of feel that the Kinks are…well, not necessarily misrepresented, but underrepresented on the radio. I have nothing against “You Really Got Me” (although my wife doesn’t like it), but … Continue reading

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