Posts in category "lists of songs or albums"

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?

The Song at the End of the World: What's your 12/21/12 jam?
At this point we’ve heard all the theories concerning this supposedly impending Apocalyptic End of the World / Mayan Calendar Flip: – That the date has already passed because Mayans didn’t figure in the leap years – That something will change, but more along the line of a shift in our human consciousness – That... Read more »

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end

Best Music of 2012: The year the world wouldn't end
For a few weeks now I’ve been having the same debate with a good friend (I think we’re still friends) over what should be the Album of the Year for 2012. It’s a toss-up between two bands — we agree they’re both phenomenal – but he says I’m crazy for picking the one I’m about to over... Read more »

Scariest Horror Movie Theme Songs...?

Scariest Horror Movie Theme Songs...?
October makes a giant push for best month of the year when AMC network begins its Fear Fest celebration. You can turn on the TV at various points during the day to find something as hilariously strange as Flight of the Living Dead, as strangely compelling as all those Friday the 13th flicks or stuff like Child’s... Read more »
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Quality jams to jam with your friends

Quality jams to jam with your friends
There’s plenty of actual freestyle jamming going on when The Annual Jam Band gets together. It’s how we were born. It’s what we do best (and love). J., Taller J. and I spend borderline-inappropriate amounts of time neglecting work, exercise and calling our poor, worried mothers to craft unique and jammable chord progressions. And spending any... Read more »

What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?

What new album will soundtrack your summer 2012?
Summer is an exceptionally good time to rock new music. We’re outside mowing our lawns, dodging bird dung, in cars watching the corn go by, walking dogs, cats, lizards and generally out of our dusty homes, away from the flickering boobs on the tube. Sure, half our collective minds may be on the big new... Read more »

A.V. Club Undercover: Music you know played by indie bands you should

Rock music is so rarely mainstream anymore (and Dave Grohl cheated). Instead it has splintered off into a hundred-thousand swell indie rock-pop-groove-dance-jam bands who tour relentlessly and grow increasingly spectacular mustaches just to gain your attention. But AVClub.com (The Onion’s sister site – I may have previously mentioned them over and over again) has a... Read more »
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St. Patrick’s Day drinking songs: The good, the bad and the difference

St. Patrick’s Day drinking songs: The good, the bad and the difference
This post could also aptly be titled “Songs we like to get drunk and shout.” Booze and tunes go together like “Who cares!” and “Let’s party!” But what exactly makes a good drinking song? (If you answered “Who cares! Let’s party!” Hah! YOU should have a blog.) We rock these jams weekly on the jukebox... Read more »

‘90s Albums I Still Rock

‘90s Albums I Still Rock
What is it about the music you listened to when you were a teenager? How does listening to one song from that era (whichever it is) make you happy? Does it bring back better thoughts and feelings? That old idealism? Or is it because it’s the music you used to shield yourself from the inevitably... Read more »

Winter is a good time to learn new campfire songs

This installment seems ill-timed, but (there’s a BUT!) now’s the time to start planning your campfire songs if you want to be competent by July. (Assuming that this time period is really when our Earth experiences “winter.” I’m starting to wonder how long into baseball season we’ll be snowed-in. Anyway. Onward… ) Our Annual Jam... Read more »
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What are your apocalypse (formerly “desert island”) albums?

2012 is here — the Mayan calendar is ending — and it is time to re-envision our “desert island” albums. If the world really did end and you were left alone or with a band of a few neighbors and comrades on a journey to re-begin civilization – which albums would you dig out of... Read more »
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