Archive | November, 2011

7 Self-Referential Songs

Self-titled album? Rookie move. Self-titled song? Ballsy maneuver my friend. It’s not often a band names a song after their own band name (although I have to admit many of these were easy to find). In some cases, it isn’t clear if the song name or the band name came first (Okkervil River, Big Country), […]

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Seven Must Own Double Albums

  The Double Album is almost a lost art. In the decades before CDs and iTunes, vinyl LPs could only contain so much space (around 50 minutes) and this time restraint helped bands to weed out the unnecessary filler from their albums. Bands usually write more songs than end up on their albums and they […]

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7 Reasons Why Thanksgiving is the Best Holiday

If I did not introduce my Thanksgiving Day post with an inclusion of what the List Off writers are thankful for, then I’m almost positive Squanto, the Wampanoag tribe, and the Pilgrims of Plymouth would ensure we never post one more list without taking the time to think about how grateful we are. Colin Holmes: […]

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Seven Great “Lost” Songs

To follow-up on my post from last week, when I wrote about lost songs that should be rediscovered, I decided this week to post about “lost” songs. What is a “lost” song? Simply, under the Jeopardy rule of quotes, it is a song with the word “lost” in the title. From rap, to folk, to […]

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Great Crazy-Weirdo Actors

All great actors are crazy to a degree. Acting requires the sublimation of your own personality and adopting a new one. Essentially actors are forced to assume another identity and roll with it. It’s not hard to see why this appeals to crazies and weirdos. While some actors are straight up weirdos, others hide their […]

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